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.


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

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

  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?

  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.

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

  6. LOVE this!!! So super cute!

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

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

  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

  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!!

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


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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

  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.

  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!

  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.

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