Dresser Makeover; De-stressing by Distressing!



Hi everyone!
Here's how I'm making my house a home this week.
God calls us to be stress free, worry free and rely on him and the gifts he's given us...well, that's what I did this week!
Goin' back to my roots as an artzy gal who loves to serve my family and make my home sing by being creative and frugal!
So this is what I did...
Its a simple task. Its a stress-relieving task.
And, (sigh) it doesn't really require deep thought.
Just GO for it! That's my motto!

This is what we started out with: A $99 Dresser, on sale at Salvation Army for $48!
A steal! Sorry, I didn't snap a shot with all the drawers in! I'm kicking myself!!!!
This is a fairly well built dresser! I feel bad messing with it, but ...lets just say, it was pretty groovy, and not our style.
Lovely feet! ....one of my requirements in finding a dresser was that it had to be lifted off the ground. Simply because I like to vacuum. probably too much. and I HATE that line that the vacuum makes next to furniture, if it's not lifted off the ground. Ok...I'm NOT crazy. I know you know what I'm talking about!
pretty wood. This is why I choose to keep the top stained wood! Beautiful!
....but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

This is me...enthusiastically ready to begin! ...I LOVE tasks that I can start, and FINISH in one sitting!!!! Like this one! From start to finish, 2 and 1/2 hours! (blow drying helps dry paint faster!)
The spice rack spice containers came in handy yet again! I used them for multiple other projects, to lift things off the ground, so I can spray paint under, around and above without it sticking to the ground, or my fingers!!!! ...I highly recommend finding something in your house that resembles this idea!

Blahhhh! Black!
Isn't it pretty!!!!

...me, painting away!

...I was figuring out how much I wanted to sand the edges...I like MORE! the more distressed the better!!!!

My patients pup... :)


Man, my animals know the drill!
(look cute, --check--, wait here as mom works for several hours on end, singing and ignoring me, and continue to look cute, --check--...repeat)

AFTER!
...tell me, what do you think?





Be Blessed!
~Brittany
The DIY wifey :)

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16 comments:

MommaMindy said...

Wow. What a cute, quick change. You did a great job.

By the way, for those vaccuum can't reach places - carry a toothbrush or small wisk broom around. A few flicks towards the vacuum and you have gotten rid of that fuzzy little line.

Pink Rufflez said...

Very nice!

Meg and Mum's said...

You did a terrific job with this. Looks great!
Megs :)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Gorgeous! You gave it a fresh new look!

Amy

- Brittany said...

I like it! And I love that you work the same way I do. Leave enough room to park the one car. The other bay is for painting and DIYing ;-).

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Inspired by you said...

Good job! I just look french, curvy lines!

Darlene Schacht said...

That's beautiful!! Great job.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that turned out beautifully! i love the time worn look you achieved!

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

Stunning! Love the picture of you in the end showing off your prized possession.

Take care,
Lisa

The Shanty Girl said...

This is beautiful, I love your cat and your humour as well!
Sherry

very merry vintage style said...

Beautiful job and great distressing!

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Lori@Paisley Passions said...

It turned out GREAT!!! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions last week. I am going to feature this project tomorrow. Feel free to stop on by and grab an "I Thrilled" featured button if you would like :)

TBell said...

What do I think? I think you need my address so that you can ship it to me...you did say "too much of a good thing" ;) LOVE IT

Lesa's Life said...

Love it! Great job! Oh, and for the area along the wall the vacuum can't reach.....don't laugh....I use a clean and used ONLY for this purpose toilet bowl brush. It works. Looks weird when you do it, but works really well.

Alejandra said...

OMG! I bought a dresser to refurnish for my room and I was looking back at what you did with yours for some ideas..... and I bought the same exact one!!! Lol