Monday, October 13, 2008

{One project finished, lots more to go}

Remember this dresser/hutch that I bought for more storage space in my kitchen??? Well, it's finally done.



I made myself a little furniture refurbishment station in my garage. First I sanded all of it down really good. Then I masked off the top and primed the rest. Then I added a couple coats of black satin spray paint. Then of course since I have to distress everything, I did a little sanding to distress it.


Then I stained the top and added a couple coats of clear satin polycrylic to the whole thing. I bought some pulls to match what was already in the kitchen and ta-da it's finished. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I love how it turned out.


I think my hubby thought I was crazy when I told him my big plans to re-furbish it, but I think he likes it just as much as me now.


I didn't intend to put it here in this bay window, but it definitely seems like this should be it's home.

So, if you have a piece of furniture that you've been wanting to redo, but your afraid because it was your great great grandma's and you think your mom will never forgive you, I say go for it. Ok, so I have a chair of my grandpa's that I'm to wimpy to paint, so hmmm, maybe just paint the furniture that was someones else's great great grandmas.

51 comments:

Rachel said...

It turned out AMAZING! Okay I have a dresser like yours that needs to be redone and all I have to say is Your hired! Love it LOVE IT!! Enjoy your new piece of furniture.

Rae said...

Great job!! Will you come and do my bathroom vanity cupboard for me?

twinkle twinkle baby, twinkle twinkle said...

That looks great! i think the lamp! can i have the sander back now? ha ha

Sarah said...

Wow...it looks awesome! I LOVE black/wood furniture. Great job!

At Home In Georgia said...

Wow it looks stunning! You will have to show how you decorate the top. Enjoy!

Inspired Kara said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

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Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Coming down south anytime soon? I have some projects for you ... :)

I have a chest of drawers (white pine) that needs a redo so I can stick it in another room .. I like this look .. perhaps I may borrow it from you.

Great job!

Angie said...

That dresser looks AWESOME! You should give yourself a big pat on the back for doing such a great job. Make sure you show it when you get it all decorated.

Songbirdtiff said...

This looks fantastic! I love the top. It would match my kitchen table and chairs that I refinished this year.

Polka Dot Possibilities said...

Husbands are funny like that! Mine thinks I'm crazy when I tell him my project ideas, too. Your dresser looks great! I love seeing dressers used in unconventional places-like the kitchen. Can't wait to see how you accessorize.

Amber M. said...

FABULOUS! I love it

Lisa Ann said...

That looks beautiful. Great job!

beth at aunties said...

It is absolutely Charming! Good job!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

You are to funny...I feel that way about my dry sink which would look just wonderful painted and distressed:)

I just love how it came out and it looks great with the wood top...great job!
Rondell

The Steele family said...

Great job that looks so great.

megan said...

Finally! I get to see the finished product. Looks FANTASTIC! My little ol' dresser might me a little rehab of it's own. ;)

The Graves' House said...

Wow! I am going to have to find some furniture to revamp! It turned out great and looks great in your kitchen. way to go!
~nicole

Kristi said...

Fantastic job!!! I love, love it!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Toot your horn all you want...cuz girl..it looks amazing. Awesome job. What will go on top? Lets see some pretties! Sorry I get impatient. cherry

Darlene said...

That is AMAZING and looks like the perfect home for it under that window!!! LOVE that!!!

WheresMyAngels said...

I love post like these! And it turned out so great. I love those handles you put on it.

Jo-Anne said...

TOOT AWAY!
It turned out FANTASTIC! It's just beautiful. You should be very proud of yourself!

joelandbecca said...

That looks so great! I love it and want me one now too! I have not been painting at all lately and am going through withdrawals! you did a fantastic job!

mommy2gabby said...

Fantastic job Nicole! It turned out really nice. I like it in the bay window.

Have a great week!
Jody

Sherri - KaysvilleMomma said...

It turned out so good!! I love it!! Can I still use your black paint? I am hoping to paint that molding thing around my front door this week end...

Lacy said...

Excellent work! It looks fantastic and I need to hunt one of those babies!!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wait...while I catch my breath. Now that was a stroke of genius to keep the top with the wood grain and just re-stain it! Black with dark wood and completely beautiful new hardware. Absolutely stunning!
M.L.

Twice as Nice said...

Love how it turned out. Looks more expensive and that is always a good thing. Great job.

melissa said...

I love the shapes and lines of it, how you left the top and stained it, and the black and the handles look great. Beautiful job!

Mimi Sue said...

It looks so great. I love little dressers. They are great storage and you can decorate the top...Mimi

Heather said...

turned out fabulous!

AnnaSam said...

Nicole,
Go to my blog and pick up your award I gave you! You are such an inspiration to us all and I thank you!Have a blessed day.
Juanita

onlymehere said...

This turned out gorgeous!! I have some furniture that you're welcome ot come over and finish any time!!

Liz said...

Wow... that looks fantastic!

duchess said...

That's beautiful.
Great job & it looks really good in the bay window.

Christina said...

What a great transformation! It is just lovely.

Love the wood top and the new handles.

Shannon said...

It looks AWESOME! I love how it turned out! So pretty!

Cami said...

Wow! You did a fantastic job!

Aubrey said...

I'm just sad you changed the pulls--I really liked the old ones. You did a fabulous job though, now I need to come see it with it's lamp (that I noticed through the window yesterday).

Our Complete Family said...

Nicole~ thanks for your well wishes! You are so sweet! WOW! This piece turned out AMAZING girl! I love it! You're right...that is its new home. It was so meant to be in that bay window area! Hugs, Les

Tausha said...

I am jealous! I need one of those! I WANT one of those. I am JEALOUS! It looks fantastic! Fantastic I tell ya!

Blissful Nikki said...

wow, this is just BEAUTIFUL! I am so jealous! I want one!!!! hehehe and I cant believe you had snow! I was walking to pick up Lagan today and sweating my behind off because it was in the 90's! hehe

The Oliver's said...

N- You Rock!

Nikki said...

You did a great job! It turned out beautiful.

Marie said...

WOW! That dresser is fabulous!!!

Jenny o said...

It turned out SO beautiful!!! Nicole- you are seriously so talented!

Tonya said...

That looks awesome Nicole! I love the black body w/the wood top...very cool!

Blarney said...

That would look great in my entry way. I'm just saying ... ;)

Tausha said...

I meant to tell you this in my earlier comment-sorry. Isn't Taiwan fantastic? You know, I really hate to see this-but it used to better. Better before they redid it all. But it is still pretty fantastic! The ribbon room is so wonderful!
On the same street-about a block before you get there is a store called Wood Connection. I don't know if you have ever been there, but they have a lot of fun stuff-just plain wood items-but they have tonz of ideas! It is all cheap as well. They have cheap wood letters-all different sizes and fonts-it's a super fun store. Even if you just go to get some ideas. They have some very crafty people that work there! So-what did you get at Tai-wan? Please share. I just might have to go and make a trip!

Kristi said...

Wow, what an awesome transformation! I have a thing for old dressers like this!