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Fabulous Find and a Dresser Re-painted

January 16, 2010



I repainted my daughter's dresser about month ago. I bought this dresser about 16 years ago before my oldest daughter was born for $10! It came with a shelf hutch but I recently left it on the curb with a big "FREE" sign.



~Yes - that is my son who insisted that he needs to be in the picture with his light sabre~



~before~


 It has been painted several times over the years, first a dark blue with colourful knobs and then white with pink crystal knobs. My youngest daughter, who will be 14 soon, has the dresser and wants it gone. Sometimes my family doesn't appreciate my need (it is like a disease - I can't help myself) to fix up the old. I am searching for a dresser taller in height but for the interim I decided to re-paint it yet again with a lovely soft pale green. I wanted white crystal knobs but didn't want to pay the $6 each price tag (I would need 9) so I opted for brushed nickel knobs.  






The icing on the cake was as I was wandering around Winners (TJ Maxx in the US) I found this great mirror hiding behind some paintings. Either I discovered someone's hiding spot or it was just placed there. It was exactly what I was looking for! 






Now all I need to do I re-paint her bed OR try my hand at making an upholstered headboard. 


So many things to do, so little time.


This dresser is going to visit:













15 comments:

  1. I love your dresser and mirror, especially that mirror, beautiful. thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Blessings, Marla

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  2. That $10.00 was sure put to good use...outstanding makeover:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. I love that you have reused that dresser over and over again. Think of all of the stuff that could have potentially ended up in landfill!

    That mirror is gorgeous. I have to beleive that it was waiting there just for you.

    I gave you a shout out on my blog, about your thrift store lamp makeovers; I have since decided not to makeover mine, but I L.O.V.E love what you did with yours.

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  4. I do now how to spell believe, but sometimes my brain hiccups :)

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  5. Great job - looks fabulous - nothing like giving something a new lease on life! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your comments about Virginia! So nice that it brought back memories for you!! We went in late Sept. to avoid the heat (I am a mid-20's kind of girl myself) and there was only one day it was 32C and 100% humidity (or so it felt). Ugh. I do not miss the east coast heat!

    Great find on that mirror at Winners too! And love the light sabre look. ; )

    xo Terri

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  6. I just discovered your blog and I love it! We have always used many re-discovered pieces in our decorating- it gives a home our personality and saves so much money! I'm looking forward to more of your creative ideas!

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  7. Love the green with your knob choice. I'd love for you to share your dresser at my Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays.

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  8. Love the dresser,,,,so cool that it has had so many looks! REALLY love the mirror, good find! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. That green is delectable! Ah, the power of paint :)

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  10. The dresser looks great. Love the colour. And the mirror is fantastic - Winners/HomeSense is the best!

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  11. Looks great! Don't you love when you come face to face with fate...like with that gorgeous mirror!

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  12. the dresser turned out great, but i am DROOLING over that mirror. seriously, what a gorgeous work of art that is!!

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  13. Great colour choice for the dresser re-do... and I'm CRAZY about that mirror! What a find!!! Can I come shopping with you the next time you hit Winners?!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

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  14. This is great. Don't you love it when you re-do something and you love it! I really like the dresser. And the mirror above it is perfect. Wow. Great look together.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  15. I could be wrong but Im pretty sure that is the same mirror John and Sherry(Young House Love) bought (black) and painted (green) for their daughter Clara's nursery. It looks fabulous in any color!

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