Friday, September 25, 2009

Goodwill Dresser

i found this dresser at goodwill. i loved the curvy lines along the bottom and the nice big drawers.


we all worked together around here to make this happen.
the dresser was old but the drawers worked great! we only had to sand the top because it had quite a few scratches on it.
first we primed it with spray paint primer.
then we did 2-3 coats of white spray paint.


switched out the hardware. we made sure to buy hardware that would fit in the old holes to save time.


after it was nice and dry i took sand paper to the edges of the dresser to give it a distressed look.


my husband is so very strong and moved this dresser upstairs all by himself!
wow thanks honey!
we are so happy with the way it turned out!


i found this awesome old window yesterday at an antique mall for $17 bucks!


i didn't' have to do a thing to it. at one time it was painted a blue green color and then later a robin egg blue.
the blue has chipped and the green is coming through i love it!

44 comments:

Natalie Favela said...

You ARE amazing! I never would have imagined how great that would turn out! Love Ya, Miss ya!

Matt 'n Erin said...

It looks so great! I think I spy Real Deals accessories on that dresser! You are amazing and I think I should just hire you to re-do our living room :)

Lauren said...

I LOVE what you did with it! It is gorg!

Grace @ One Craft Girl's Corner said...

Both are so beautiful! My husband has a dresser, mirror, and headboard I absolutely want to paint. I think when Lamb gets bigger and moves into her own room, I will be painting them!

Diana {The Princess Escapades} said...

The whole thing looks great. The old window right down to the dresser. Makes me want to go get an old dresser to fix up! :)

Lisa said...

You did a beautiful job! And $17 for the old window??? Wow, you can't beat that!

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

wow that turned out absolutely beautiful! I cant wait to move into a bigger house so I can make one :)

Abby said...

You never ever cease to amaze me. Why, oh why, did you move away?

Tonya said...

The dresser turned out just beautiful! And I love the window and wreath on top. You are sooo talented! Thanks for sharing!

Audra said...

Looks great!

Kelly Munns said...

let's talk about the awesome handles you picked...wowzers! i love them. they are actually my choice of hardware if we ever finish (i mean start) our kitchen cabinets. good work guys. it looks perfect. and i LOVE the size of it!

Karenin Jaar Robison said...

im in love!

Francis Family said...

I just found your blog and I love it! I want to makeover stuff so bad, but my husband told me i'm busy enough with my business and the kids, so i'll just live through you and then one day.... ;)

Angie said...

It looks great! Amazing what you're doing with a can of spray paint!

Emily said...

super job tan. it looks so great.

RaeAnn said...

I have been forwardign on your blog like crazy to people lately. I am planning on spray painting a glider, so will be reading through every last tip trying to make it look tanya-worthy!

jlthomas said...

Gorgeous!

Janas Bananas said...

Seriously, you need to come stay with me for awhile and find things and fix them an decorate them for me!!! AMAZING!!!

Kate said...

looks like its right out of pottery barn!
love it :)
I have so many pieces of furniture that look your beginning photo...now my mind is racing of all the wonderful things I can do to them :)

pam said...

I'm so glad you did this. I was just thinking, "i wonder how it would look to spray paint a big piece of furniture" . . .seriously. and now I know!! It looks awesome girly! Hey, google "ghosting Hamish and Andy"

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Brittany and Johnse said...

SO cute love it! you are so creative!

Emily said...

Holy Crap. 334. You are a rock star.

~Holly~ said...

this turned out so good! i am getting more courage to paint my old bedroom furniture now!

Heather said...

My mom had a dresser like this at some point.

LONG before the notion to spray paint wood any color. That was back when wood was left, well, wood.

Shoulda kept it....curvy bottom, funky handles and all.

HEY! Maybe that is my mom's old dresser!

Anyway, it really does look darling. And what a hubba hubby to hoist it around like that!

Keisha Lynn said...

That looks AWESOME!!! Great job!

KellyH said...

What a wonderful before and after!

rtgaffney said...

It looks beautiful!!

pk said...

Doesn't even look like the same piece! Love it.

Ticking and Toile said...

Very cool! Awesome job & love the window too!

Shellagh

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I absolutely love it! It's just my style. The unexpected "find" of the window is great, too! Love those colors.

Skye O. said...

WOW! I love it! I have two dressers that I want to do that too, but was dreading sanding the entire thing. So I don't have to sand it all just use spray paint? That would SAVE me so much time & effort that my husband doesn't think I have. :)

I might be emailing you for further questions. Thanks for sharing your amazing projects. I want to find an old window now too!

Dresser Girl said...

I love it!! You did a GREAT job!

Jay, Sherri and Ethan said...

You inspire me Tanya! It looks awesome.

Forever Owen said...

This looks wonderful! Don't you just love thrift store re-do's!? I DO!

Jenn-Lee said...

That is AMAZING! I love it. I found your blog not too long ago and love your posts. Thanks for sharing!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This is amazing! I have a desk outside that I'm painting white and am waiting for the first coat to dry - hope it turns out like yours.

Firefly Hill said...

I love this redo! You did a fantastic job!

~L~ said...

This turned out so great. Congrats on a successful project.

Jess said...

LOVE the window and the wreath! Gorgeous!!

--Jess @ FloralShowers.com

Jill said...

A friend sent me your blog, and I love all of your wonderful ideas! I have a question about spray painting furniture (I am planning on doing a desk). Do you have to put a top coat of anything over the paint to keep it from being sticky, or is it good to go after a couple of coats of paint?

Tanya said...

jill. i did not put a top coat over the paint. if you do a semi-gloss spray paint it already has a little protection from the gloss.

* Sweet Pea * said...

WOW - is all I can think as I look at your AMAZING projects...if only I could have ounce of motivation to do all that you do! YOU'RE AWESOME!

p.s. I know Kelly M. too...we worked together in Idaho.

Mark said...

Very nice. I also like big drawers, because I have so many underwear and viagra online products and my drawers are so little that I have such a mess in my bedroom.