Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Makeover

I found this at the thrift store the other day. For $35!
This is what it looked like before. Not attractive and the hardware was all broken and the back was missing. But it was solid wood and best of all, the drawers all worked smoothly. I love antique furniture and that's all I have but sometimes you just want something functional, especially if you use it constantly. I really had my baby grandson in mind when I bought it because he was fast outgrowing his white nursery furniture but his mom (my daughter) didn't like it. I thought it was too masculine for a white finish so I painted it black and distressed it. I got the cast iron bin pulls at hobby lobby on sale, I think it was $12 for all of them. Now she wants it.

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15 comments:

Jacqueline said...

That came out really nice! Also a great deal.

Shannon said...

I want it too. :)

Shabby Soul said...

Beautiful makeover!! It looks 100% better! I want to find a deal like that!!

thecrankyqueen said...

Love the makeover! You are very talented! I laughed out loud at the pic of the baby spitting up,,,how on earth did you capture that exact moment...priceless...Thanx for stopping by my blog and following. I am now a follower of yours as well. I have really enjoyed getting to know alot of bloggers from all over the world. Keep Junkin', Tiff

Patsy said...

Thanks Tiff. I have to admit my son in law actually took that picture of my granddaughter but he didn't realize what he had captured until he looked at the picture on the computer. The man holding the baby was the minister at a wedding.

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

love it and the latch idea is great...

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

That is gorgeous! Wow! What a makeover! Linda

Heather said...

Stopping by from Better After...This is amazing! It's no wonder I can't find outdated furniture with great bones at the thrift stores anymore. Great job!!!

Stephanie said...

I too am stopping by from Before and After, just had to say what absolutely beautiful job you did. I have never seen anyone take oak to that level. Stunning.

Keri said...

I love what you did to this I have an old dresser similar to this, can you give me some instructions or directions how you did this, I would like to paint it etc.
thank you

Sarah, Three Boys said...

You did a glorious job on it! LOVELY!!

Patsy said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments, and for visiting me.
Keri I've painted a lot of furniture. I always use Liquid Sandpaper first. It's a product that removes all dirt and wax and slightly softens the old finish so the paint will stick. Best of all, no actual sanding. I use flat interior latex paint. The flat covers better than semi gloss. If you want to distress it it do it as soon as the paint is dry. It will be easier than if you wait until the paint is really hard. I use Formby's wipe on satin poly as a top coat. No brush strokes. that's it in a nutshell. Thanks you for your interest.
Patsy

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE THIS ON MY REVIVAL MONDAY.. COULDNT FIND YOUR EMAIL... PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS WOULD BE OK
LAUREN

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

I just love how you redid this.. it is so pretty. Im thinking of painting a cabinet my husband built for me black and distressed like this. I hope it works.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

WOW!!!!! Pure awesomeness. You inspire me to be a better garage saler :)

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