Trash to Treasure Dresser Reveal!

Trash to Treasure Dresser Reveal by virginiasweetpea.com

In late winter my friend and I found a dresser put out for the trash on one of our early morning runs.  Mr. SP and I repaired it, painted it and now it has a new home in our living room.

The top drawer front had to be replaced because the wood was badly warped.  We also had to replace some drawer slides inside the dresser.  We painted it with Churchhill Hotel Brown paint from Lowes in gloss and purchased the knobs on clearance at Lowe’s.  In all we spent less than $30 to bring this dresser back to life.

knobs

 

Do you remember what it looked like before?

Dresser Before

 

What a difference a little bit of paint and TLC can make!

Vintage Dresser

 

The dresser is currently empty and I plan to use the bottom two drawers for placemats and tablecloths.  The top drawer will be a great place to keep gloves and scarves in the winter.  We live in an old house with tiny closets and previously didn’t have a convenient storage area for gloves.  Our new dresser solves that problem.

Dresser

We both really enjoyed working on this dresser.  I’m currently working on one that was stored in Mama’s barn that I plan to sell.  It’s fun to see something in bad shape come back to life.

Sharing With:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, The Power of Paint at Domestically Speaking, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home, Project Inspire{d} at Artsy Chicks Rule, Curb Alert

The Humble Brag Supporting Habitat for Humanity

Comments

  1. Looks great. I remember that you asked for paint suggestions in the earlier post. Good choice.

  2. Paula, I love how your roadside find turned out. Beautifully done. Love the color choice. Crushing on the hardware. And love having a place for everything with the extra storage you now have.
    Cheers to you and yours,
    Therese

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thanks, Therese. I also really like the hardware and got lucky because it was on closeout at Lowe’s and was very inexpensive. I still haven’t filled the drawers and am excited to have more storage!

  3. Beautiful job on this dresser… You gave it a “Cinderella” moment!

  4. wow! your dresser turned out beautiful!!! Congrats!

  5. That turned out great… love the color!

  6. Amazing make-over! That color is fabulous! …hugs…Debbie

  7. Paint makes everything better! Gorj!

  8. Looks great Paula– what a classic piece!

  9. So pretty! I just love furniture transformations! So glad you shared on Project Inspired!
    Pinned!
    Nancy

  10. Hi – found you today on the 6th Annual Before and After DIY Link party. I have 3 projects on it -the 3 right before yours. Great job on this save. Amazing what people throw out. I guess that’s how computer geeks feel whenever I throw out an old computer that doesn’t work anymore!

    Hopefully you will visit me and comment as well.

    Linda

  11. love love love it and LOVE that color!
    Thanks so much for linking up to support Habitat. Good luck and hope to see you back next week!

  12. She’s beautiful Paula, what a GREAT transformation! Love the color and the pulls you chose!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a great save! You chose a gorgeous color. Very sophisticated!

  14. Love the pulls!

  15. Love the gloss finish – glad you were able to rescue this old beauty!
    Kelly

  16. Lovely transformation!!

  17. Paula,HI! I really appreciate you linking up to the Curb Alert! Saturday Trash Day Link Party last Friday. I would love for you to join us again this weekend and link up any Trash to Treasure projects you would like to share. Hope to see you soon! http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2014/02/curb-alert-trash-day-link-party-2.html
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  18. Can’t believe someone wanted to toss that! It’s super cute, and even better now that you’ve gotten a hold of it! Fabulous job!

  19. It turned out really nice. Plus, it’s neutral, so if you want to use it somewhere else, it won’t be a problem. So smart. My sister and I were just talking about this type of project this morning. They are the best because you get something you love, for little or no money.

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