Love Orange and Stripes? You’ve Got to See this Rescue!

“I don’t seem to be able to turn down decent free furniture even when I DO NOT need it,” laughs Joan of Nicer Than New.  “A few months ago, I was given a child’s desk and dresser. I offered them to my niece and I painted them up for my 7-year-old GREAT nephew.”

Nicer Than New desk and chair before

This particular 7 year old happens to love the color orange.  Rather than overpower his room with big pieces of orange furniture, Joan decided to use orange stripes on a gray background, instead.  Some of the drawer pulls were keepers, which she updated with a few coats of satin nickel spray paint.  Joan replaced the more ornate pulls with a simpler style that suited the new look of these pieces.  ” I love the race-car look the pieces ended up with, thanks to those orange stripes,” Joan points out.  Perfect for a little boy’s room!

Nicer Than New dresser and desk after

Find out more about this bright, striped furniture makeover at Nicer Than New.

Pretty Pink Striped Dresser Makeover

Shanna of Restoration Redoux is thrilled to have a new baby niece on the way.  She was delighted to help decorate the nursery by refinishing an antique dresser that the new parents already owned.

Restoration Redoux pink striped dresser before

“This dresser had apparently survived at least one well-loved life,” Shanna laughs.  It was time for a few repairs and updates.  In fact, the pink marker art on top kept bleeding through, so the first step was several layers of primer.  After that, Shanna covered the dresser in white chalk paint before adding pretty pink stripes to the font.  I love that she painted the insides of the drawers pink, too, for added femininity.

Restoration Redoux pink striped dresser

Find out more about this dresser redo at Restoration Redoux.

Ex-Girlfriend’s Dresser Makeover

When Kelli of The Turquoise Piano married her husband, she just assumed that the old dresser he had was something special to him.  Three years later, she asked about it and learned that it had belonged to his ex-girlfriend’s sister, and he couldn’t remember how it ended up at his house!  Can you say makeover time?

The Turquoise Piano dresser before

Kelli started the makeover by sanding the whole thing, especially the top.  She drew a floral design on top and used ebony stain to get an intricate two-tone effect with her design.  She finished the body of the dresser with gray stripes of varying sizes.  It’s a completely new look for this old dresser, and looks fantastic in Kelli’s entryway.

The Turquoise Piano dresser after

You can get more details on this project at The Turquoise Piano.