Shabby Chic Painted Dresser

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Lisa from Salt Marsh Cottage fell in love with an eclectic dresser that looked like it had been “crafted from random pieces of reclaimed wood.” Since it was discontinued (and $495!), Lisa recreated the effect with an unfinished pine dresser from IKEA. The unassembled piece made the project a cinch and only cost $35. As Lisa says, this is a great project even if you don’t consider yourself a great painter. Imperfection is part of the beauty, so you really can’t mess it up!

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Black Distressed Dresser

Pottery Barn Wannabe After 2

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

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Distressed Black Buffet

Mallory from Classy Clutter was thrilled when her neighbor offered her a long wood buffet for FREE after there were no takers at her yard sale. I definitely would have been walking home with an extra skip in my step afterwards! Mallory sanded it down before hand-painting and distressing it to perfection. Isn’t the buffet [...Read More]