Monday, June 20, 2011

Dresser: Trash to Treasure!!


I got this dresser for $2.   It was in decent shape, but was a total eye sore!!  OUCH!
I was inspired by this anthropologie piece.  Amy and I are on a numbers kick too.


The drawers all worked, but they just needed some lovin!!
They were also missing some hardware.  I just used some old cabinet door
handles I had and painted them too.


I painted it white. 
I also covered the top with vintage race car wrapping paper. I then topped it with 
Pour-On Epoxy Finish Is Equal To 60 Coats Of Varnish And Provides A Gorgeous High Gloss Appearance like it did HERE and HERE.  I created my own 1/8 in lip when I added the trim to the top
to hold the epoxy.  I put a strip of masking tape on the back to hold it in as well.

I added a beautiful piece of trim that I got at a yard sale for $1 to the top and bottom. 
It also covered the missing veneer at the bottom too! 

I also thought the numbers were appropriate with the race car theme going too.


I will be listing on craigslist later today.

20 comments:

  1. It looked really nasty, but you've done a great job, looks fab!

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  2. Nice transformation!!! :) Thanks for sharing! I"m loving those numbers!

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  3. Cute idea, love the racing paper on top and the trim adds a nice definition. How did you handle the bottom drawer did you peal the rest of the veneer off?

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  4. Sisters it's too cute. Question about the epoxy, how deep of a 'lip' do you need on the surface to hold the epoxy in and make a thick enough coating? 1/4"? I'm dying to try, I have the product but want to do it right.

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  5. That's fabulous! I've been wanting to try epoxy but haven't had the guts yet! Great job!

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  6. LOVE this!!! So super cute!
    kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  7. It is so cute that you have probably already sold it! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. What an incredible transformation! Beautiful!! Was the whole thing veneer? If so, what kind of primer did you use?

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  9. So, I've been thinking about selling some refinished furniture on Craig's List. Do you find you're able to command a decent price?
    Fondly, Tami
    www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

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  10. What a great flip! It looks like a brand new dresser! The trim is the best part! It totally gives a new face to it. And the numbers..love them! Thanks for linking up to Make it for Less Mondays @ Simply Cadence!!

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  11. what a great statement piece for the racecar enthusiast! {my 2 year old would love it}

    :)

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  12. Love this! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
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  13. i love this...i have been wanting to do a project with that epoxy and had no idea it would look that good when done. it is amazing

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  14. I love this! It is so cute. I love the Race Car theme. It inspires me to refurbish my daughter's dresser. Thank-you.

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  15. Totally awesome! My son's room is done in cars and other random methods of transportation :) I love the epoxy idea and how you added the extra trim moldings!

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  16. Hey girls, I absolutely LOVE the new dresser. It is just a MILLION times better, like seriously. You did an amazing job, and the cars on top, SO cute.

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)
    I loved this so much, I featured you girl!
    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

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