Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wicker storage basket Dresser MAKE OVER!

Good Morning my Beauties!
I showed you a couple weeks ago that I had sold this piece.
But what I had not shown you was that I had 2...:)

I had picked these up at Goodwill and they were in pretty rough shape. But the baskets that came in them were just too cool.
I had no Idea I was going to end up keeping one of them until I started painting.

I used my Michigan Pine by Ce Ce Caldwells.
I gave them some paint and waxed and distressed them
and fell so in love with how they turned out that I had to keep one..:)

You see with the baskets I was able to HIDE a bunch of my stuff that the hubby hates to see just laying around..:) Papers, Pens, Paint Brushes,

and even better yet, the big drawer on the bottom holds my silhouette cameo. 

and one whole drawer fits just my acrylic paints...It was meant to be!

The great thing is it fits perfectly in my den and I can keep my printer on top of it. I never thought I would be able to be organized (only slightly..I still have other messes...:))
and have it look good.

Sorry about the pictures. As you know the weather has not really been great for lighting and after 3 photo shoots these were the best I could get.
It really is more fabulous in person.
The nice thing was the one I sold covered the cost for the both sets of drawers paint and labor.
So I broke even. NOT bad in a days work...:)

I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!

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Anonymous said...

that looks amazing, I love that color, great for holding all your goodies!!

Cecilia said...

That was a great find! I would love to have something like that. You did a wonderful job redoing them!

Unknown said...

Awesome fine, Karin!!! WOW! I love it! Jealous, jealous, jealous! I so want one!!!

Merri Jo said...

What a beauty!! I would love this for my craft room and for our basement game room!! How on earth did I miss the one you were selling?! ;-(

imklvr said...

I've never seen a basket dresser that looks this sturdy! The baskets themselves look like they'll out last the dresser itself! You've done yersef proud on this 'un, girl!!

Unknown said...

Really? How come I can't find anything cool like that at my Goodwill? I'm soooo jealous!!! I LOVE, LOVE the baskets! Those are just fabulous!! I need one!!! Just lovely!

Doreen said...

What a great find! Love the green paint

Ruffles n Raspberries said...

Pretty awsesome!! Looks fabulous, great job!!


Jeanette said...

So perfect for organizing! I think I need something like this for my entry way.

Nicole at NicolinaPicolina said...

Awesome find! You did a great job. I LOVE all your pieces. Your art really is beauty ;)

Kathryn J Cain said...

looks great...and so glad these work for your organization...hope all in lights power and warm stays on the good side

Bliss said...

Pinned again.


Candy said...

What great pieces. I never seem to have that kind of luck at Thrift stores. LOVE THEM.

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

Beautiful! I found you through the DIY Dreamer and would LOVE for you to come share at my weekly blog fest:
Fresh Eggs Daily

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a great dresser project, Karin--the baskets are really neat. So cool to find and create just the right piece that gives you just the right storage to meet your needs! I love the shade of green you chose--it's pretty.

Patty said...

Karin, can you tell me please what wax you used ? And how you used it ? did you tint the wax ? Would appreciate your information on this great transformation.


Paula Parrish said...

Wow, that is a amazing transformation. Nice Work. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Love the colour, great transformation!!!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love the new color!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

It's a lovely piece and so functional, too.

Lisa said...

I spotted this and I had to come take a look because I got the same one from the thrift store a couple months ago! I haven't done anything with mine, but this is great inspiration for what I was trying to accomplish! Can you tell me what kind of wax and paint you used? Also, mine doesn't have a bottom drawer so I've been trying to find one. Any idea what company made this?

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