It's true. Even the ugliest dressers out there want to be loved. So today, I show you how to do just that.
It started with Sarah, she had the fan-freakin tastic dresser in her kitchen, genius. I loved it. This was way back when I first started blogging, then Chris wanted to recreate it and I drooled as I saw her take a walmart version to new heights. All the while keeping it in my idea file, you know.. in my head. Because, this was before the wonders of pintrest.
Anyway then time went by and I couldn't find anything just right. Boo. But then, Mrs. Bower fancied up this lovely thing and I knew.. It was time to up my game.
I stalked Craigslist for a long long time looking for just the right dresser. With no such luck. Then one glorious day I found one, and it was eerily similar to Katie Bowers, so I emailed him as fast as my little fingers could and what do you know, it was still available. And, best part? Forty bucks. Yup, for the price of dinner out I had a brand new to me dresser that would soon look amazing if I had anything to do with it.
I brought it home and assessed the damage. First though, dang. This isn't worth 40.00.
But, I still wanted a freakin' dresser in my dining room! So I fixed up the dings and dents with wood filler, sanded, primed and painted it with what seemed like 100 never ending coats. The key to getting paint to stick is to give it curing time. True story. All the furniture I've done before in a rush gets ruined oh so fast, but with my dining room table I took my time. Let that baby cure, used the right brushes and rollers and it's help up through everything and still looks great.
Then comes the jewelry. I even used the same hardware as KB. Hate me, I know. But I love the vintage look and the contrast against the white. It works okay, don't mess with perfection. These may or may not have cost the same price as the dresser. But they sure are pretty, right?
So there she is. In all her glory. I think she looks like a million bucks personally, and she's the best dresser-wanna-be-buffet I've ever seen. Better yet, right now she's hiding the missing trim from the leaky window that's yet to be fixed.
The top two drawers are a little wonky but I think I can live with it. I'm afraid to try and fix it and mess it up more.
I plan on keeping my rotating decor items in the bottom drawers and my bigger cooking items and serving dishes in the top drawers.