Monday, September 10, 2012

Hubby's NEW to HIM dresser!

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Good Monday Morning my BEAUTIES!
I hope the weekend was good to you.
We had a busy one, of course!
Whats new?
Well I did have time to get a couple projects done
so I thought I would show you.

Remember this OLE THING?
I had gotten it at the VERY BEGINNING of summer.
When we were camping...:)
It had to ride home in the camper......Hubby was thrilled....LOL
He really should have been since it was going to be his.
I have been on a mission to get rid of any particle board type of furniture in the house
and he had a sauder dresser that we had bought when we first bought our house.
THIS was its replacement.
$12 at a garage sale! How could I say no.

You see it looks bad, but its solid BEAUTIFUL wood and would fit perfect.

I finally got around to it and started by completely sanding the top down using my orbital sander to the bare wood.
I wanted to keep it masculine so I thought I would keeps some of the wood showing (you know to MAN it up..:))

I then painted everything else with CeCe Caldwells Simple White.
It was perfect for this dresser.

I stained the top a deep espresso brown

 When it was dry I waxed and distressed the whole thing.

I even got to move some of the handles around to keep those masculine looking pulls.
I then found two small brass pulls for the two top small drawers.

Hubby is more than Happy now. He loves his new to him dresser.
I don't know why he never believes me in the first place. LOL
I hope you enjoyed this post; and I hope you have a


Unknown said...

Girlfriend! What a beauty... Uhhhh... How handsome! LOL! Love it! And I'm sure your hubby does too! Great job!

Unknown said...

What a great piece, youve done a fantastic job, cant wait to get started on one of my own

Merri Jo said...

You never cease to amaze me! I So want to come thrift in MI, but I'm pretty sure the cost of gas from Chi-burbs to MI would kinda negate the great prices ;-(

Bliss said...

Mine is making good progress in the never doubt catagory when it comes to furniture these days. I love it, I'm pinning it. Would you share your color and brand of stain, that's my favorite part.


CeCe Cladwell said...

What a great find and wonderful transformation. Thank you for using CeCe Caldwell's Paints.

imklvr said...

What a fabulous before and after! Love your blog, by the way. Follow you daily!

Good Time Charlie said...

$12 really????? Your lucky husband, it looks ahmazing! Love the simple white and dark top. I hope your husband never questions your "junque" again!

Rita Mireles said...

This is Really beautiful!!

Cassie Bustamante said...

classic! i love the dark top- it's gorgeous!

samaa said...

Beautiful! I love the classic combination of dark wood and clean white. You're incredibly talented :) I was wondering about sanding - whenever I've tried using a palm sander like the one it looks like you're using in the photo, I end up scratching the piece. Any tips on what I'm doing wrong?

Between Blue and Yellow said...

This is so pretty, you can't ever go wrong with a stained top and white bottom.

Katie Drane said...

WOW! What a difference. Great job on the dresser, it's gorgeous!


Debbie @DewdropGables said...

This looks wonderful, I love how it turned out. Beautiful piece of furniture.
Saw you linking at New House All Star Block Party.
Debbie :)

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Just gorgeous, Karin--love the ivory with the dark stained top--beautiful! Glad that your hubby was happy with it, and glad that you were patient with him--not everyone can see a diamond in the rough!

Craftberry Bush said...

beautiful ! the combo of the dark and the white is just beautiful...thank you so much for sharing at our first HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY linky party...xo

Denise said...

Gorgeous, love the stained top! And I cant believe you paid $12 onLy! WOW


Great job and wonderful piece!