Monday, August 22, 2011

The Dresser Doctor

A lady asked my husband to take this dresser to the dump for her.  He brought it home and I immediately wanted to try and make it better. But it was missing a drawer and it looked kinda rough.  I asked my DH about it and he said that the lady had the extra drawer and he would ask her if I could have it and if she wouldn’t mind us keeping it.  I picked the drawer up the next day and went to work.


First I pulled off all of these lovely plastic things.  They came off really easily, then I patched, sanded and painted the holes/ drawers.  018013

then I cleaned, scrubbed and otherwise disinfected the entire thing.


I decided to keep the old handles, I kind of liked them, plus they just don’t make things like this anymore.  I know some of you are thinking that there is a reason for that.  BUT I kind of think they’re charming. Anyways I did spray paint them a nice black color. Then I sanded and painted my guts out.


And here she is now.  I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of it before it was put in my girls room, but I think you get the idea.







Someday I imagine it painted a nice red color and used in our family room under our t.v. holding DVD’s and the like.  But for now it’s still a dresser.


Alisa said...

It's beautiful! Very nice work.

EmmaJ said...

Nicely done! I am super jealous because we need a dresser and the only ones our Good Will had were from the Miami Vice period of the 80s and I am not talented to do anything with that.

Stephanie said...

That is Amazing!

JKclark said...

You should show the finished picture to the lady who was getting rid of it. I bet she won't even believe it was the same dresser. Not to mention she'll kick herself for getting rid of a nice solid piece of furniture...or maybe she makes enough that she doesn't care. Either way, great work!