Sunday, January 13, 2013

Vintage Dresser Redo Take 2

Back in 2010 I picked this vintage dresser up for just $65. It had seen much better days. I had purchased it so I could have a folding area in our laundry room.
It got a makeover with yellow paint and new knobs. 
Not too long ago I decided I was tired of the yellow and thus out came my AS paints.
I covered a majority of the area loosely with Old White. I did not mind if some of the yellow slightly showed.
Next I colored washed it with Country Grey to give it that time worn feel. Total paint time was just 45 minutes to include a clear wax top coat!
Then I updated the hardware yet again with beautiful crystal knobs.
As you can see the dresser got more than just a new paint job and new knobs. The Hubster helped me take out the bottom two drawers. The drawers never pulled out correctly so I never used them. 
 I needed a spot for Baby Girls kennel which fits perfectly! She loves having her own space away from everything. Sometimes though her kitty siblings like to walk by, then just sit and stare at her while she is napping. 
So last night I made this little curtain from a shower curtain I had purchased on clearance at Target. It was part of the Shabby Chic Collection they carry. Savannah loves it so much that she actually slept till 9 am this morning! Her normal routine is to wake between 6 and 6:30 so the late start was very much appreciated!;)
As you can see I am almost ready to reveal the laundry room makeover! The Hubster took down the fluorescent light today so all I need to do is to decide on the new light!

Before I go I wanted to let y'all know that next Sunday I will begin my new series called "How I Found My Style". Every Sunday I will be featuring a different blogger who will share with us how they "found" their style and their personal tips on creating a beautiful home. I can not wait! I already have thru Feb scheduled and y'all will just love who will be here visiting and sharing with us!

Have a good one!

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  1. You are just full of great ideas. I love the chest makeover and what a cute cozy spot to sleep. I would sleep late too in a nice dark spot.

  2. It really turned out gorgeous, Pamela! I'm looking forward to seeing your redo and your new series sounds great!


  3. I love how it turned out, it's beautiful. I can't wait to see your laundry room reveal.

  4. The dresser looks great with the new paint colours and a handy spot for the kennel. I also really like the vintage washboard.

  5. You are making me want to go downstairs and break out the AS paints!!! I'm under the weather today, but now you have me motivated! :)

  6. I love both the dog kennel and the guest series idea. It's very original and I know will be very well recieved. We all struggle with finding our style at some point. Wishing you lots of success! xo

  7. It looks fantastic, Pamela! I love that you added the "skirt" ... awesome new look, indeed!

  8. Such a lovely makeover! I love that the piece is both pretty and practical!

  9. Slept till NINE!
    Best makeover ever right? ;)

    So cool when you can turn something old, into something new and functional for yourself. A new life for an old piece. Nice!

    The series sounds exciting too Pam :)

  10. I love how you repurposed that table!That skirt is so sweet too!

  11. I love that chest and love it's new look! What a cozy spot for your little fur baby:)

  12. Pamela- That looks lovely. It really turned out great and what a good idea to remove those two bottom drawers. It makes the perfect spot for your "baby". xo Diana

  13. Pam - I picked up a dresser very much like that one recently at an auction. I have big plans for it for the new house....but oh my gosh I love that you took out the bottom 2 drawers. I'd use that as a desk :)

  14. Pamela the dresser turned out fabulous. Love the extra touch for baby girl! Looking forward to your new series :)

  15. Loving the makeover so far, Great idea for the dresser.

  16. Pamela,
    That was a super good deal on that dresser (I really need to find some of those). Not a bad place for the doggie bed.


  17. so smart and cute to make that a pet area! Love it!!!

  18. You did a great job and Savanah has a very romantic 'bedroom!' x

  19. Love Love Love what you've done!!! I love repurposing things and what a beautiful job you and the hubs did! Did I mention that I love the skirt?!! I love it glad Baby Girl loves it too!

  20. What a wonderful makeover! Very cool how you removed the drawers and made it work for your space. Can't wait to see the rest of your room!! Hugs, Jennifer

  21. Super idea! I love the old white! Blessings, Tammy

  22. Great makeover, I just love this table, I really love the knobs and the color.


  23. absolutely love what you did! greajob on the "dresser"

  24. Oh how perfect is this. I like the dresser and the curtain is such a great accent to the piece. Perfect to hide the crate and I am sure it makes it such a cozy place to sleep too. Can't wait for the new series, it sound wonderful. Hugs, Marty

  25. Love the surprise ending to your photo story. Great painting too.

  26. SO cute! I was definitely not expecting the dog kennel to go in there! What a sweet little spot for your new puppy. Looking forward to your new series, can't wait!

  27. WOW! What a great makeover - thrice now, awesome job!

    Can't wait for your laundry room reveal!!

  28. This is so cute! I'm headed toward a laundry room make-over so I'll be sure to check back in. Thanks for the inspiration.

  29. Love the way it turned out! Can't wait to see the rest of the laundry room!

  30. Your chest redo looks great and that is such a sweet way to cover up your sweet pup for a good nights sleep!

  31. Visiting from Coastal Charm and I love your project! Such a smart idea.

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

  32. That is one of the cutest things I have seen in a while!

  33. Can I take a nap under there too? Too Cute! I am featuring in my weekly wow's tomorrow ( Saturday).

  34. Super cute doggy kennel idea! The dresser looks so beautiful, and you would never know that a doggy crate sits underneath. Loved visiting your blog, and became your newest follower. Would love for you to visit me at Maddiebella Home, and follow me as well.

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Betty (Maddiebella Home)


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