A Whole New Look

Sometimes I’m just hopeful a piece will turn out as good as I think it will.


I tend to get a little excited at garage sales. I see a dresser. Let’s take it! You have to make a quick decision and I often hope I don’t regret it later. There have been a few pieces lately (one dresser and one frame) that we ended up throwing away because they weren’t as great as we thought when we happened upon them.

This dresser had the potential to be like that.

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It’s not my typical piece- it’s not solid wood. It’s particleboard. But I got it for a good price and it’s in good condition and I knew I could make it look nice. Because of the materials it’s not priced like the solid wood ones we have but I’m ok with that. It’s about making it look good again and broadening the price range of my pieces.

Like I said in this post about the pedestal table makeover, I had leftover DIY chalk paint in Quill by Olympic so I used it on this piece. I did some light distressing and spray-painted the hardware ORB for a great update.


And now, this piece has a whole new look. You would never know it started out as a sad little dresser.

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I know I say this a lot but it truly is amazing how much a coat of paint can do for a tired piece of furniture.

What was a cast-off before is now a great piece in a friend’s home!

Linked up to Miss Mustard Seed and Thrifty Decor Chick


One thought on “A Whole New Look

  1. I think I have the same dresser! Too funny, I can tell by the color and pulls. Someone gave it to me. I am trying to get ideas. Thanks for the post!

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