Thursday, January 29, 2009

Finally--the garage sale dresser!

Way back in July, I posted about a dresser I found at a garage sale. I paid $13 for this little beauty--a wood Bassett dresser. It was love at first sight, even if the dresser did need a bit of work!
Then in early September I posted about sanding and painting the dresser. And then subsequently needing to repaint the fronts of the drawers after Handsome decided to "paint" with a comb and scratched them up.
And then I left you hanging and never posted an "after" picture! Whoops!! So, here you have it--my $13 dresser in her spray-painted black finish with new shiny silver knobs from Target. The finish on it isn't perfect, but I really like it. I have it behind my family room sectional and it works well as a sofa table. It fronts onto the eating nook in my kitchen and is filled with crayons and other art supplies for my children. Love it! (Remember, you can click on the picture to make it bigger...and to see the sticky fingerprints I need to clean off the drawer fronts!)
Excuse the glare--the light was coming in from the sliding door on the left side of the picture and I don't have wood blinds there (yet--it's a gradual process!) to close. Still, doesn't it look pretty?! $13!! Right now it is decorated for Valentine's Day--I'll post pictures of my Valentine decorations in the next week or so.

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13 comments:

Shannon said...

It looks great!! I love how you are using it too-as a sofa table! Great storage!

The Bertone's said...

That is an awesome find/treasure!
I love it... Wish I could find good deals like that!

Carrie said...

I love it you did a great job!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I remember reading the original post about the dresser. WOW!!! Hats off to you. It is absolutely beautiful now and SO appropriate where you put it. Way to go!

And about your little guy. So sorry for all your worries. You can count me in to pray for him. : )

Xazmin said...

It looks gorgeous! I have a bedroom set I'm refinishing for my little girl's room and I hope mine turns out as well!

Rae said...

The dresser turned out fabulous!!! Phenomenal job!

The Masked Mommy said...

I love garage sales! We don't buy new furniture here. Period :-)

Jen r. said...

Great make over! It looks fabulous and sooo high end! You really did a great job! Thanks so much for joining in on the party!!! :) Jen

edie said...

Oh honey did you ever get a deal on that one. And I love how you dressed it up and gave it a new life!

Thank you for linking with us today. This party has turned out so fun!

Many blessings to you and yours,
Ms. Edie

emily said...

Love it! You did a great job. I love dressers in living rooms. So homey :)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

It looks like something out of Ballard's catalog! Good job!

Manuela

Kim said...

I love it! What a deal for $13!! It looks great!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Fabulous! I've been looking for a sofa table for a similar location, now you've inspired me to consider dressers too! Thanks.