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Monday, August 13, 2012

Child Sized Dresser Redo, Part 1

I have been working on a child sized dresser and let me tell you it has been kind of fun. After doing this I told my husband I think I can fix almost anything. If you had seen it at first you would have said I needed to head straight for the dump with it. And can you believe I actually paid money for it?!? This is what it looked like before and let me tell you the pictures do not show how terrible it really was. The only reason I did buy it was because it is a bit unusual. It stands only 21 1/2" high. I am thinking it will be fun to use in my craft room that I am working on. 
Very dirty and nasty with spiders and yucky stuff inside. Worm holes all up and down the sides and inside the drawers. The veneer was all peeling off so it had to be  removed. Add to that the top was off and there was no back. And the drawers all needed to be rebuilt. What was I thinking? Then after removing the drawer pulls I realized they were all broken so I couldn't save even one. Lucky for me I had bought some really cute pulls years ago for something else and had never used them. They will be perfect and will be the inspiration for painting the dresser. 
It has a mirrored top, not sure if I will use it or not. I will see how things progress.
 Here you can see the sides, really nice huh? I already had peeled off most of the veneer. I usually get carried away and don't wait to take pictures.
 All sanded and put back together. Wow I was so proud of myself when I actually could see that it wasn't a lost cause. 

 I painted the dresser turquiose and dry brushed in white.
I puttied the pull holes on the lower drawers to accomadate the new pulls. 
I taped off the smallest drawers and painted the fronts white. 
These are the drawer pulls that are my inspiration. I will show you how I finish the dresser in my next post.

I am sharing on these great parties:


  1. This came out so nice....would love it if you would share it over at Share it One More Time party http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/08/share-it-one-more-time-5-and-features.html
    New follower

    1. Thanks for asking. I hopped over and joined your party. Fun.

  2. Love the name of your blog! And love that cute little dresser! It's going to be amazing holding all your craft supplies!

  3. Thank you so much for linking up this cute dresser to Share It One More Time :)

  4. i just love this sweet little dresser, vikki!

  5. How cute! Can't wait to see the finished product!
    Saw you sharing at One More Time and I have to follow you to see the rest of the story!!
    Debbie :)

  6. Looks a bit like a dresser I'm stalking at Goodwill as I wait for the price to come down and hoping that no one else will want it. Can't wait to see how it turns out! I'm now following and hope you 'll stop over to Quirky Vistas and follow as well if you like!

  7. I love this dresser. I’d love for you to share at my party…it just opened! XO, Aimee

  8. You are truly a miracle worker. That's an amazing transformation. They should have paid you to take it away in that condition. Love the little pulls, too.

  9. Thanks for sharing at my party! I'm excited to see the final results!

    XO, Aimee