New Life for a Carved Dresser

Girl in the Garage dresser before

It was a wrong turn that brought this dresser into Jen’s (aka Girl In the Garage) life.  “On the side of the curb I saw this huge, sad, ugly dresser.  I cannot even imagine what kind of hideously 80′s bedroom decor this was once a part of,” she laughs.

Girl in the Garage dresser before

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Marigold and Pewter Dresser Makeover

Martha Leone Design dresser before

Martha of Martha Leone Designs says, “This dresser is a keeper. It’s a bit too fancy for my taste but sturdy and has lots of storage potential. Would you believe me if I told you I got this piece FREE off Craigslist?”

Martha Leone Design dresser before

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Dresser with a Rustic Makeover

Fab Rehab Creations dresser before

Over at Fab Rehab Creations, Allison had been on the lookout for a good dresser she could put in her son’s new bedroom.  “Now, am I the only one who feels like thrift shops and Craigslist have become overrun with people who want to paint furniture? I mean, I love that people want to do this, but it is making it difficult to find decent pieces for cheap,” Allison laughs.

Fab Rehab Creations dresser before

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Complete Dresser Overhaul

Redoux Interiors dresser before

Karen of Redoux Interiors got a phone call from a friend letting her know there was an old dresser sitting in the middle of said friend’s road.  Karen ran off to pick it up, and discovered a dresser that was in pretty sad shape–just the way she likes to find them, since Karen loves dramatic makeovers!

Redoux Interiors dresser before

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Dressed Up Dresser

Meredith & the New Yorkie dresser before

Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie, literally rescued this dresser from the jaws of the NYC sanitation truck that was getting a dumpster of trash.  Can you imagine that scene?

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Dresser Media Console

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Sarah from Renewed Upon a Dream got an old dresser that had been in her parent’s basement for as long as she can remember. Her dad actually says he remembers it being used by her grandparents in their bedroom when he was a kid if that hints at its age. Sarah had the perfect job {…Read More…}

Dresser with Numbered Drawers

goodwill-dresser-before

Leslie from Sweet Sweet Simplicity had been eyeballing the Anthropologie Ordinal Dresser and knew she could make a very similar one. When she found a dresser for thirty dollars at Goodwill, she snatched it up and got right to work! Leslie sanded down the whole shebang and then used a template to cut the drawers {…Read More…}

Two-Tone Dresser

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Jennifer from Monkey See, Monkey Do scored a new dresser when her parent’s upgraded their bedroom furniture. It was very 1970s, and Jennifer had always disliked it. This was her chance to give it a much-needed makeover. Jennifer and her husband worked together on this project, building new legs, refinishing the drawers, and painting the {…Read More…}