Karen of Redoux saw this dresser on the side of the road. She wasn’t the first person to see it there, she explains, “I actually saw a truck in front of me slow down, stop to look at it, then move on to find better curbside shopping goodies. Their loss, my gain!” The dresser had a unique design that resembled cottage shingles, Karen thought.
She decided to draw a little inspiration from Anthropologie’s popular numbered drawer dresser for this makeover. She layered chalk paint on the drawers to get an aged wood look and painted a number onto each of them. Karen used new wood painted to look old and weather-beaten to update the dresser top, and added wheels to the bottom of the dresser. For an extra touch of whimsy, she lined the drawers with vintage maps. I think the newly refinished dresser is even better than the original Anthro inspiration piece!
You can get all the details on this project at Redoux.
Karin from Art Is Beauty ended up with this… eh… beauty when her father-in-law brought it home from a dumpster for her. Obviously, he knew of Karin’s miracle-working abilities when it comes to castoff pieces of furniture because this dresser is looking rough to say the least!
I am sure it goes without saying that it took a lot of scraping and sanding before the dresser was in paintable condition. Karin got it there though and then was inspired to add a lily to the front in honor of her wedding flower. Is Karin amazing or what?
Find the details at Art Is Beauty.
Amber from Queen of Chairs got this blanket dresser that her husband hauled home for her. You know you’ve got a good man when he starts bringing home rescued furniture for you!
Because the chest was very simple and boring, Amber decided it needed a graphic of some sort to jazz it up. Using chalk paint, she gave the chest the look of an antique farm sign. I love how Amber wasn’t afraid to do something really different. Now the dresser is filled with old country charm!
Check it out Queen of Chairs.