I love garage sale-ing. I love going through people's things and finding something I KNOW can look good.
I found this dresser at a garage sale. It was your typical UGLY brown boys dresser from.....let's say from 1988.
It even had those horrible handles that should be outlawed!
I got home and was so excited to show it to the hubbs. He immediately wondered why I even brought it home! This thing is a beast! It weighs a ton, but it's built very well with dovetailed drawers.
But he's not complaining now :)
I chose to paint this Duck Egg blue, a chalk paint by Annie Sloan. No sanding, priming, etc. I put only 1 coat on it and it looked amazing! After it dried, I waxed it with a clear wax.
I distressed it using my 5 in 1 Purdy tool.
When you open the drawers, there's even a sweet little surprise inside! They are lined with scrapbook paper that looks like vintage newspaper articles!
I just love this piece so much!
But of course, there's no such thing as a perfect DIY project.
The hardware on this piece gave me so much trouble :(
It was an awkward size so I decided to fill in the holes.
I then found these for half price at Hobby Lobby.
They only look like they have 2 holes, but it's the best hardware invention ever...they only have 1 center hole!!!
So other then hardware, I could turn pieces over pretty fast. But I guess it would be TOO easy then!
I hope you like it! It's for sale so click on the store tab for more info.
I'll leave you with another Before Meets After.
A real beast turned into a beauty!
After looking at this post, I realized the color looks really off. It's more of a light turquoise color!
And don't forget to enter my giveaway for a necklace from Crissy's Crafts!