Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thrift Store Dresser Redo

Last week we had a date day/night for our anniversary. We did some normal things like go to the spa and dinner.  But, we also headed to Lowe's and the local thrift stores to find a new project.  We went to the local place called The Spare Room where all the proceeds benefit a home for recovering addicts.  It's a great place, and it's where we found our previous dresser redo.  We picked it up for $75, and thought it was a good deal and the money goes to a wonderful cause.


 The dresser came with a brass like plate around the top part of the side, but we removed it to find it looking just like the bottom half. The one side had a dent in it, so it would not have looked so good if we kept it.

Rob sanded it down really well, and then painted it in Valspar's paint and primer in one in the color Lucy Blue.  He also applied spray polyurethane.   We spray painted the hardware with some white spray paint to save some money. When looking around for 5 1/2 inch hardware there were not a lot of options, and they were pretty pricey.  Here is the final product:



Hope you like it. The entire project cost approximately $100.  Thanks for stopping by!

Megan


Linking up at the Be Bold Party at Primitive & Proper

54 comments:

  1. Love that color! The dresser looks great. Nicely done.

    Holly

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      Holly

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  2. You did it.. Once again! Love it! That is a very pretty color, and the hardware looks great on it! Do you sell these pieces or do you keep them in your home? Just curious because your talent is crazy good!!! :)
    -Jen

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  3. it looks beautiful! what a gorgeous color!

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  4. That is BEAUTIFUL. I love that celebrating your anniversary propelled you to another wonderful blog post. I also love a couple that can go thrifting together. Great find, great deal, great redo. Happy anniversary!

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  5. What a fabulous find I love the shape of this dresser and the finish is perfect

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  6. The color is beautiful, and I love the white hardware! Great job Rob & Megan!!

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  7. Such a fresh color and I'm loving the white hardware!

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  8. Really pretty - love the style, color and hardware! Great find!

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  9. Gorgeous!!! I love it. I WANT it! :)

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  10. I really love the color you used! And it was a great idea to just spray paint the hardware. It looks wonderful against the blue. I found your link at Alderberry Hill.

    Angela

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  11. Thats a KEEPER!!! Slammin color and I love the white hardware too:)) Nicely done!

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  12. Only a true-blue junker would celebrate an anniversary at Lowe's and a thrift store! I was once taken to a new junk yard for my birthday and was absolutely thrilled. Love that Lucy blue paint and the decision to paint the pulls was spot-on! Came over from Gunny Sack.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  13. This looks great, I love the color with the white hardware! Great job :)

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  14. Such a great job.. I love the color you chose!

    -Peggy

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  15. What a spectacular makeover - gorgeous dresser and the perfect color!
    Love it :)

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  16. Gorgeous color! I love a good furniture makeover. :)

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  17. This dresser is fantastic! I love the color that you chose to paint it with! I'd love for you to link this up to my Marvelous Mondays party! http://www.jamscorner.com/search/label/Monday%20Party

    Newest follower via GFC. I'd love for you to check outmy blog and follow back. :)

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  18. What a beautiful colour! Awesome transformation. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize this week~

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  19. Looks great! I'm glad you kept the handles - I like the shape. I love the color you picked! Great job!

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  20. Visiting from the linky party - this looks so great!

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  21. Love, Love, Love! The colors are my favorite:) I'm totally in love with teal and white! It looks like a completely new dresser!

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  22. You did a fantastic job! Love the color.

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  23. Your post made me giggle. Happy Anniversary. Lovely redo on the dresser! She's perfect now. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Glimpse Inside. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-7.html Hope to see you at the bash! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. I love how the dresser turned out! It's really the perfect color! I saw the picture on the linky party and stopped in my tracks! LOVE it.

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  25. LOVE IT!! When can you deliver it to my loft?? :-)

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  26. Love love love the color! Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend.

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  27. I love your tag line. Great dresser redo. I'm stopping by from Tater Tots and Jello Weekend wrap up party.

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  28. First of all I love the new look of your blog! Secondly, your dresser looks great! I love the new color!

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  29. Adorable! I love how it turned out!

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  30. Again, I love this dresser! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie

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  31. Lucy Blue is a great color for that dresser. It looks amazing!

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  32. This dresser is one of last weeks Marvelous Mondays features! I will be posting the features post later today so be sure to stop by and check it out! :)

    Julie

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  33. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  34. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

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  35. I love it! the white handles against the blue-ish paint looks fab. Thanks for sharing on tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  36. I love the color! I want to do this really badly, but my husband is a little afraid of color. I host a linky party at my website: OneCreativeMommy.com every Friday. I would love it if you shared some of your ideas!

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  37. Looks beautiful!! Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a dime!! Pinning this.

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  38. Featuring your amazing dresser on this weeks All Star Block Party!

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/07/all-star-block-party-9.html

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  39. I like the color! It is very calming. Jenny Meier

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  40. How pretty! What a great choice of color!

    Thanks so much for linking up last week, I am going to feature you on my blog!

    Have a great day!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  41. Beautiful...love the transformation. The color is awesome...

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  42. This looks great and such a nice colour! Thanks also for your lovely comments :).

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  43. Beautiful transformation! Love the color and the pop of the white hardware

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous! You will be one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  45. Great transformation and you are SO lucky to have a hubs that does fun stuff like this with you!! Found you thru The Dedicated House.
    xo Maggie
    www.crunchydiva.com

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  46. LOVE the color you painted that dresser! So pretty!

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  47. I love the color you used on that piece. Pinned it!

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  48. I have this dresser!!! I bought a whole bedroom set of it when we bought our first house. It was painted by the manufacturer and was UGLY. It was green with speckles all over it! I know every curve of those detailed legs from all the stripping and sanding and staining and sanding and sealing! Yours looks great! I swapped out the hardware and just plugged the old holes, because you are right, not too many options! But you cannot tell at all! I'm so excited to see what you did with your piece! It looks great!

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  49. I love that lucy blue paint color! Was it a spray paint as well?

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