Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another Craigslist find- $10 Dresser

A few weeks ago I was stalking searching Craigslist ads and found a smaller dresser that I thought would be perfect for our room.  We drove about 20 minutes outside of town to a house in the boonies to pick it up.  It was beaten up but functional, and the "bones" of it were solid.  It's taken me a few weeks to finish it (due to the weather, the holidays, and having two littles to care for), but I did it. 

And I feel SO ACCOMPLISHED! 

Don't you just love that feeling? It's like no matter how big or how small your project is, once you finish it you feel so much better. 

Okay so here is the BEFORE:





I sanded the dresser, cleaned it off, then primed...


I filled in the holes where the cheapy gold colored knobs were with wood putty




Then I sanded, cleaned, primed, sanded, and cleaned again.  I measured and drilled holes for the new knobs and pulls. And finally I painted it.








I chose Rust-oleum's Satin White.  I love how it looks so fresh, clean, and lovely.  (White furniture makes me feel all happy inside.)  Once the paint was dry I added a coat of spray polyurethane to the top of the dresser and the drawers, since those areas tend to get the most wear.  Then I added the hardware that I purchased from Target.

This $10 dresser has become my new favorite piece in our house!


Price Breakdown
Dresser---$10
Paint---$5 (I used what I had on hand and only had to buy 1 can of the White spray paint from Rust-oleum)
Knobs---$6.99 for 4
Pulls---$12.99 for 6






”PURDY

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

You did a terrific job and it looks fantastic!!

EmTea Designs said...

LOVE this! Its turned out sooooo fab! :)

Anonymous said...

Luv it!

Liz said...

That looks great!

Chrissie said...

Great transformation! Your dresser looks wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Aww thanks Chrissie, isn't it amazing what some sand paper and spray paint can do?

The Adventures of Ordy and Joon said...

your craigslist finds make me sick!! (<--so jealous!) i'd give anything! I saw the mirror you made into a chalk board and would GIVE ANYTHING to have that kind of CL luck! found you on the krylon link up !

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

THE DRESSER IS BEAUTIFUL..

Jennifer said...

Thank you Ladies, I was so happy with the results. And I am hoping to paint other pieces of furniture soon.

MMB Creations said...

This is beautiful and I really like the price.

Jennifer said...

thank you so much, I love the color white and it's ability to make everything fresh and clean

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait said...

I love how this came out, isn't it amazing how nice stuff can be after you finish it.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It looks like a whole different piece! You did a great job on it.

White furniture makes me all happy inside, too.

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

it's perfect! pretty piece in a really nice size. love the hardware.
thanks for linking up
gail

Stephanie said...

That really looks beautiful. Changing those knobs made a huge difference. I wanted to give you a little secret of mine I just discovered. I found a new way to browse craig's list through Firefox. It loads all the pictures and descriptions on one page which makes viewing so much easier and faster. It is called Craigslist Fusion 7.6.2 and it costs nothing, and about one minute to install! It is a HUGE difference from the old school of reading each ad. You should try it, saves so much time!(I sound like I work for this company or something HA I don't, just an advid Craig's list shopper like yourself)

The Crafty Gals said...

What a deal on the dresser!! It turned out fabulous. Happy Holidays!
~Mary

Karen the Suburbanite said...

This is great, thanks for linking up your photo to http://goodbyecityhellosuburbs.blogspot.com- hope to see you next tuesday!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I love this piece. You did an awesome job. I've featured it as one of the inspiration pieces for my soon-to-be guest bedroom. I hope you don't mind that I used one of your pictures. I've given you credit and posted links to this page and your blog.

http://thejunkhouse.blogspot.com/2011/02/guest-bedroom-inspiration.html

I'm also a new follower. I've been creeping around for a while, but just recently started following.

~Ali~ said...

AAAAAHHHH!!! I need a dresser for my babies room soooo bad! That would be perfect! I think that I better start looking on Craigslist!!! Sooo adorable!!! LOVE it!