Thursday, April 10, 2014

craigslist dresser makeover {a diabolical plan goes awry}

Remember this little mirror makeover?  If I were you, I'd be too lazy to click the link, so here's a quick before-and-after:







I had a diabolical plan for it, as well as for the matching dresser that tagged along.

As you know, diabolical plans are subject to change.  And change, the plan did.

Here are a couple before shots of the matching dresser. 


The top was R.O.U.G.H.


I was originally going to wrangle Philly into turning this into a bath vanity for our guest bath.  I had grand plans of putting a new veneer on the top and it was going to be fabulous.

Then I convinced Philly that he had an even grander plan of building a bath vanity from scratch.
He loved his idea!

So, the dresser is back to being, well, a dresser.  Here's the makeover.  The body was painted in DIY chalk paint from Valspar Delightful Moon.


The mirror and the dresser top were painted in Old White.  And because I can't leave well enough alone, I added a little design to the top as well.
 



The curvy lip on the front was the only salvageable wood part, so it got some new stain.


I lightly distressed the edges and painted the original hardware with Oil-Rubbed Bronze:

 
 Except the little knobs on the top drawers.
They got new bling from Hobby Lobby:


And here you have the mirror and dresser (and a clock butting in).
Yep, I'm THAT good at vignettes. 

Reunited and it feels so good.








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36 comments:

  1. Its beautiful! Shipping might be a little pricey for me though!

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  2. Free delivery, right? Leaving that lip stained was brilliant.

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  3. That is gorgeous Andi! I love that color and the little design on top is so pretty! An amazing transformation. I know it will sell.

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  4. It is beautiful! I love that design you added to the top, you are quite the artist!

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  5. Um, can you just swing by here and help me with some decorating? I'll bake cookies. I'll tidy up the place (with my 7 year old beat up Dyson)

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  6. Awesome makeover! Love the branches and birds on the top!

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  7. I would've never thought this possible without photographic evidence! Love it! I wish I had a girl to buy it for! My boys would destroy it inside 10.

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  8. I'm mad, angry, pissed off and none to happy with this post. In my bedroom sits the entire SET of that dresser! I immediately recognized it and showed Joe. Then I said "Ours could look like that, if SHE lived here."

    Now I feel INFERIOR and, if that was your plan, you succeeded. I HATE the original color of my bedroom furniture. But my bed is new, and is the most GORGEOUS black wrought iron I've ever seen, and it would go great with that color.

    What paints did you use for the twig and leaves on the top??????

    Was the paint semi gloss? Satin? DETAILS DAMMIT.

    And I had the same idea for a sink in Indiana. And it worked! And the dresser I used had curved legs, and made it so easy to clean under. But I still hate you.

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  9. That is gorgeous! You really are an artsy fartsy kinda girl....Good job Andi!

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  10. This is so pretty, Andi! I love the details on top, such a sweet addition and the knobs are perfect. :)

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  11. You did an amazing job! I love the wood lip and the colour you chose and the knobs and the address to the Cottage is 4....

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  12. Love it! And the bird on top is super cute! Great job!

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  13. So pretty! Wow, that clock is a camera hog.

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  14. Love the stained lip and the decorated top. That pretty top would keep me from putting junk on the dresser (well, it might help).

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  15. Well that's going to fly out the door Andi - just gorgeous - and love love love the stencilling on top - what a beautiful transformation!!!
    Happy weekend!
    Hugs,
    Moi

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  16. They're beautiful Andi!!! LOVE what you did on the top. Perfect! I never leave well enough alone either! lol
    Nancy

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  17. I LOVE it! I'm back. Not sure where I've "been"..but I've got a lot of catching up to do! Expect to be stalked! ;)

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  18. Ohhhh!!! I can't wait to invite you over to help me refinish my bedroom furniture that is in the absolute worst condition. I can see you've got the touch. What if I promise to not serve you beets or mushrooms? Will you come? Pretty please?

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  19. so cool! but,...I love those kind of curvy dressers used as bathroom vanities. Just in case he changes his mind ;)

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  20. You were right: I'm too lazy to click on the link. Your work is beautiful. Why can't I be talented and creative? I did fix my toilet last weekend, but it doesn't allow me to own the title of Creative Genius.

    Love,
    Janie

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  21. Wow, your project is beautiful. Great job and so creative. I used to have a curvy dresser when I was young. Did you ever try the Blogger insert jump break in the compose edit?

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  22. Great makeover. I love the design you added to the top!

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  23. So beautiful!! You are hilarious!

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  24. Holy crap dude. Your sense of humor quickly made you one of my favorites, then you pull off something like this and I'm totally blown away!

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  25. Hi Andi, your dresser caught my eye at the Bouquet of Talent Party. Wow, beautiful makeover in of itself but adding the painted detail took this dresser up several notches - gorgeous! You've been added to my Must Follow List.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  26. Not sure how I missed this, but it's absolutely amazing Andi! Love that you left the lip stained, and that design you put on the top is sooo sweet.

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  27. WOW! What a beautiful makeover. Give yourself a couple pats on the back and a couple of selfie hugs! What a great job. I bet you free form hand painted the top didn't you? I'm no good at free form painting (except for big ol paint rollers on walls - lol). Beautiful color of paint too.

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon! Yes, I free-form painted the top. :P Thanks for dropping in!

      -andi

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  28. You crafty little vixen you.

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  29. The song "Bye Bye Birdie, Goodbye" is running through my mind...cause you are sure to be singing it soon when this little cutie sells! Happy Easter!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  30. oooh I adore the graphic, nice touch! Mad detail hand painting skills you got there!

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  31. OMGosh! I've said this before, you are one talented lady! These are gorgeous! You have the eye...and the touch. :)

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  32. It looks wonderful! Great makeover! I love the tree branch and birds! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  33. That turned out great. Thank you for sharing it at Fluster's Creative Muster Party, I hope that you'll be joining us again.
    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings.
    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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