Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Sewing Room Dresser

Before we moved I spotted this dresser at a yard sale for $10…and into the van it went.
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Our new house is a bit bigger than our last house…which means lots of empty space to fill on a tight budget.  Furniture redo’s are a cheap way to get well made furniture…and it makes me happy to give new life to an old piece.
The bottom needed a little trim to hide the worn edges.
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A couple coats of blue paint later it was ready to fill to the brim with sewing odds and ends.
Dresser makeover - Cluck Cluck Sew
The knobs got a coat of black spray paint.
Dresser Re-finish, Cluck Cluck Sew
  Now I love this really really really heavy dresser….and I can cram aaaa-lot of stuff in those drawers!
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84 comments:

Dawn said...

It has great lines! Good eye and great job. You chose a wonderful color, too.

Perri said...

looks great ! Have fun fill it !
Happy stitching, P

Cheryl said...

Wow, that is really wonderful!! Yes, it will definitely be fun filling it up!

Diane-crewe said...

it looks wonderful... you have turned some junk into a beautiful piece of furniture... enjoy xx

marysza said...

now seriosuly.. $10 ?! how the hell is it possible!! it was almost free!!! :D i am sooo incredibly jelous! :D and it looks amazing in your home!
xxxx

Laura M. said...

wonderful !!!

Raquel Úria said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

Kate said...

Love it!

StrawberryBlond said...

Wonderful dresser re-do and I LOVE your Kim Parker piece! You have excellent taste. Maybe that's why I love all your quilts, too! :)

margarcia said...

Good job! It looks beautiful!

Carol said...

It's wonderful...love the color!

Gene Black said...

wow.. good deal and a great re-do.

cindyann said...

What a great bargain!! you did a fab job refinishing it too!

trish said...

What a great makeover!
Your dresser looks fabulous.

Cindy said...

Beautiful and just the right color!:)

Naturally Carol said...

What a fabulous piece of furniture it has become now!

mac said...

Looks fantastic - brilliant reinvention.

beth lehman said...

fabulous color!!!

Lori said...

Looks great! What sort of paint did you use? Did you sand the whole thing first?

evelyn said...

Beautiful job. Love it. Have fun filling up that new home!

Jocelyn said...

I love it! It looks great painted & ready for its new life.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, that is so pretty! What a wonderful (and cheap find, and a great makeover!!!

MM Quilts and Embroidery said...

That is so cute! I need one of those:)

carina said...

I love it its beautiful now. Greeting from holland carina

LYNN said...

Wow, great dresser! Love the lines, the color what a deal!

fifi said...

I love the paint color. A beautiful transformation. Great job.

Brenda said...

my parents have a set of that vintage too -- I like the paint makeover.

Kelsey said...

Beautiful!! What a great dresser!

•stephanie• said...

what a great find.
and good eye for seeing its potential.
trim around the bottom was a nice touch.
and the color is perfect.
nice job!

mindingmomma said...

what a great find. it looks beautiful now.

Andrea said...

love it! I just bought an antique cabinet yesterday, which I plan on stuffing with sewing goodness also =)

Suzy said...

Beautiful painting job! Did you spray or roll on paint (primer? finish? roller or brush?) to get such wonderful finished result? Thanks for sharing. It's a beauty, enjoy!

Heather D. said...

Gorgeous! Is that like a laminate finish on the original? Or is it real wood? We're getting a dresser for my youngest son that belonged to my grandmother and it's that non-wood, wood look stuff that was so popular back in the day and I'd love to refinish it but not sure how. I guess prime and paint?

paulette said...

Wow!! Love it! And only $10!! SCORE!!!!!
P

Toni Selman said...

What a wonderful project, great price, and love the color!
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Auntie Pami said...

Major score!

Anna said...

very cool! I like how you painted the knobs, too, instead of just replacing them. :)

Myra said...

Wow! Nice work! I never think of doing something like that. I wish I did! I see something like that at a garage sale and all I see is a used piece of furniture. I need to train my eyes to see the possibilities like you! You are wonder woman!

janae king designs said...

wow, what a great dresser for $10! I love the color you painted it, it looks super...and filled with fabric is even better ;)

Kristan said...

This is so pretty! Y'all did a wonderful job. Makes me want to get on Craigslist RIGHT.NOW.

nettie said...

wow!

Wendy Franczak said...

Great eye!

HalfDozen said...

Beautiful!

HalfDozen said...

Beautiful!

Laura said...

I think you chose the perfect color for it. I love, love, love it!!!

Tamie said...

It's beautiful- what a great find.

Dolly said...

Oh, that came out just gorgeous !

Good for you !

Jennifer said...

Wow, it looks so beautiful!

lifeinredshoes said...

It turned out better than new! I caved and bought a red one from Ikea....just not the same.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love the color. It is beautiful!

Crickets Corner said...

Love the finished project! If you don't mind sharing I'd love to know the paint color and brand you used. It's the perfect color for two kitchen chairs I'm ready to redo. Thanks, Rina

lovespunstudio said...

I'm not even going to pretend that I don't have dresser envy. ;) Might as well also admit that I'm swooning over the color you chose for it. In all seriousness, you made a great choice! Super duper cute.

Brandy Fishback said...

FANTASTIC!

Valerie said...

Love the dresser! Love a good furniture rehab :-)

Joyful said...

It looks wonderful, and now I'm envious of your big house ;-)

ladyljp said...

I found a smaller dresser at a sale also, even the back is solid wood! My sewing room is small and crammed full already, so where to put it? I had my husband put wheels on it, so I can move it around. It blocks the bookcase, but is easy to move out of the way and then put back. Sometimes I amaze even myself. :-))

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

What a great find...that one has wonderful character to it and the color you chose is perfect. I also love your painting.
Amanda

Candy said...

don't you love what a coat of paint can do?

terrieannie said...

Simply stunning!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

It is very pretty especially for sewing treasures. Love it. The print behind it sets it off. You turned trash to a treasure! Great find.

Angela {fussycut} said...

SO cute!! You will have to tell us what paint brand and color you used, that is the perfect blue!

Sue said...

Oh my goodness that is gorgeous! Looked nothing before your fabulous touch, will hold so much too, what fun!

ultraorganized said...

Nice dresser -- my husband cringes when we pass a yard or garage sale but they are the best finds with a little work - good for you - A+ in recycling !}

Catherine said...

Great dresser. Love that paint color. My dresser holds a lot of fabric. I labeled each drawer to keep track of things. Don`t know what I`d do without that extra space.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Love it! Furniture redos are the best.

Pam said...

I love the design lines of that dresser. Beautiful color too. Fill that baby up with sewing goodies!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Holy crap! Will you please move in with me!!! :)

miamihoney said...

Looks perfecto!

Michele said...

Just love it!

themissymom said...

Wonderful color choice!!!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Absolutely lovely! Both the dresser and the sweet blue paint!

Claire Jain said...

Beautiful!!!

Kirbie Compston said...

OOOH, I LOVE that dresser! What a steal.

Sabs said...

I. Am. So. Jealous.

Aimee said...

So cute! What a great idea! I wouldn't think to use a dresser to hold my sewing stuff!

Karen said...

VERY Good job with the dresser. Just think someone might have junked it.
Ever watch Saras house. She regularly shops at 2nd hand stores, paint & wow what a wonderful transformation.

Aileen said...

Wow! Came out great. It reminds me of my grandmothers dresser from the late 50's!

lemony lucy said...

Turned out lovely.

paterd said...

I never would have imagined that ugly dresser could look so good, and I'm pretty good at imagining redo's! Great job, did you spray paint it?

erica e said...

wonderful job! can i ask where you got the flower art above it? i love that too!

DianaB said...

This looks like my mom and dad's old dresser. Looks much nicer now.

DianaB said...

This looks like my mom and dad's old dresser. Looks much nicer now.

maria.c said...

Te ha quedado estupendo, me encanta recuperar muebles y darles una 2ª oportunidad. Felicidaades

DianaB said...

I swear this looks just like my parents dresser from the fifties or sixties. You did a great job. Love the way it turned out.

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