Kathy of Petticoat Junction found this dresser for only $65 at her favorite junk shop. Of course, it didn’t boast that beautiful distressed black finish when Kathy found it! Kathy was inspired by Pottery Barn to try a graduated distressing technique that starts with heavy distressing on the bottom of the dresser and gradually lightens […Read More]
Mary from At Home on the Bay needed some extra storage in her spare bedroom and decided the Ikea Rast dresser would work perfectly. Mary wasn’t quite sure how she would paint it until she was inspired by the black and white design on a chest from Anthropologie. Plus, Mary says she knew it was […Read More]
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!
Lisa from Salt Marsh Cottage was trying to find the perfect dresser for the guest room of her beach cottage when she ran across a beautiful Maine Cottage dresser. It even came in a pale blue-green color that was perfect. The only problem? The $1890 price tag. Lisa challenged herself to recreate the look of this dresser for under $100. Thanks to a Craigslist find and some homemade chalk paint, Lisa pulled it off for only $94. She says, “Now that’s a price I can live with!”
It’s hard to believe much could come of a “dirty, smoky, beaten up, rickety old dresser” from the thrift store. That is… until Virginia from LiveLoveDIY got her hands on it! From the down and out dresser, Virginia created a knockoff with a similar look to her favorite Horchow dresser. It’s not to difficult to see why it’s one of her favorite pieces!
Centsational Girl Kate was asked by a friend to refinish a pink and purple dresser so it could be passed along from her daughter to her son. With some bold blue chalk paint and nickel pulls, Kate mimicked the look of Pottery Barn Kid’s Camp Collection. Since boy’s can be hard on furniture, Kate protected […Read More]
Those of you who have seen Miss Mustard Seed’s Union Jack dresser know it’s not something easily forgotten. Denise from A Girl and A Brush was inspired by this popular dresser to paint one of her own. Denise says, “There is something about a Union Jack that makes you feel drawn to it automatically. For […Read More]