Black Distressed Dresser

Tami from Curb Alert answered a Freecycle ad for a dresser sight unseen and drove twenty to pick up her new acquisition. While it was hardly the dresser of her dreams, Tami still had visions of transforming it into a Pottery Barn-inspired black beauty with distressed edges. Trust me when I say that you’ve got to check out the before pics to appreciate Tami’s skills!

Pottery Barn Wannabe After 2

Tami was inspired by the finish of the Essex Dresser from Pottery Barn.

essex dresser

Find the details at Curb Alert.


  1. Your dresser is fabulous! This is exactly what I see in my mind’s eye when I look at my hand-me-down master bedroom dressers. Like you, my husband does not see the vision. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. LILLY JANE says: