Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Before and After Thrifted Dresser Makeover

vintage laminate white washed oak chest of drawers dresser makeover before
Welcome back my Beauties!
Long time no new makeover!
Life has been busy here as is the usual with our family and 
after everything that happened with my Mom and other family members this past year, I have finally learned to give myself a break once in awhile with publishing new makeovers.
It's not that I haven't been creating; I do that almost every day.
Its that I don't push myself to stage and photograph every piece that goes into my booth now. 
I pick a few of my faves and if I have the chance I photograph those and then bring them into CHANGING THYMES .
If I don't have time and don't want to kill myself in between soccer games and practices and all the other Taxi driving, then I just bring them in. 
Luckily we caught a break this week with the rain and got a few cold but sunny days, so I was able to photograph before bringing some pieces in. 
You can see from the above pictures, that this dresser was in pretty rough condition.
I spotted it at the local thrift store and couldn't say no to the $10 price tag.  
I threw this baby in my truck and brought her home to show her new life!

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First things first was the top.
It was that fake paper covered laminate and it had multiple bubbled areas. No amount of sanding was gonna be able to smooth that out. 
So I chose to do a layered effect on the top.First I used Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Chestnut for the top base color and then two different of their Gray Shades distressed over each other.
large geometric wall and floor stencil for thrifted dresser painted makeover before and after
For the top I decided to use my old Large geometric floor stencil and the darkest of the gray paints I used on the top.
Once it was dry I distressed the top all over!
While the top was drying I painted the base in a custom blue mix!
steel handsome blue dresser makeover with geometric stenciled gray top and brass hardware accent
You can see the layers of colors coming through after the distressing. It helped to disguise all those nasty worn areas on the top.  For the hardware I  used Gold Spray paint to repaint the old worn out hardware giving it new life again!

thrifted dresser geometric bohemian painted makeover before and after diy

I am thrilled with how it turned out and how the layering on the top with the stencil really added another dimension to this basic rectangular box of a dresser.

It really turned it from Basic to Beautiful!


Now it is headed into my booth for someone else to enjoy.
I was so happy to be able to save this piece and so glad I took the chance on it, even when I had NO IDEA how I was going to transform it.

before and after handsome blue thrifted dresser painted makeover geometric stencil brass hardware
So go ahead, and take a chance on that piece you have been wondering about.
I think you will be happy you did, 
I know I am!
Until next time,
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL!


Mackinaw Road said...

Looks amazing! Love all the colors you chose :)