Monday, May 16, 2011

Dresser Before and After

We bought an affordable dresser on Craig's List a few years ago. We purchased it for its size; it's fairly tall and wide. It's also a nice piece of solid wood furniture. Only thing is, "nice" isn't exactly the word I'd use to describe the way this highboy used to look. It was pretty ugly, actually. But it was an antique, so I couldn't throw it out. I thought a few coats of paint could transform it.

Jose wanted to throw it out, though :P! I asked him if I could have some time to give it a make-over around Mother's Day weekend. He still thought it was ugly and that it couldn't be beautified, but he knew how much I wanted to give it a make-over, so he said yes to giving me the time (aka watching Mirabel). I also convinced him that we should do it before our big move, since it would be a pain for him to lug it up and down the stairs by himself without help from the movers.

I couldn't have done it without the help of Sarah from Lollies Abode (and also my husband, who sanded the monster down)! She is a furniture make-over master. All her projects always look so fun and beautiful! Thanks for the tips, Sarah, they sure helped! Now, here are those before and after shots I promised to share with you :).


Sarah said...

Oh, it looks amazing!!! I love the paper, is it textured?
Did you love doing it? I like the pulls a lot.
I'm so glad you convinced Jose because it looks great.

Sophie said...

Thanks, Sarah :).

It is textured wallpaper. I had no idea how much I'd love textured wallpaper! I got the idea to buy it from this blog:

I didn't realize until later that her wallpaper is a bit different, but I bought the same brand. It's awesome, and it's such a huge roll, too!

Sophie said...

Oh, and yes it was fun! I think it would've been less stressful had I had more than a porch as a workspace. We've been getting so much rain that I had to hurry up and get this done within a two day timeframe. Thankfully we'll have a garage at our next place :).

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