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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Extreme Makeover: Dresser Edition

One of my goals this summer was to maintain a clean apartment, and make it pretty.

I've always had this idea of taking a nasty dresser, sanding it, painting it, and then modge podging scrapbook paper onto the top and insets.  I looked around online, and found out that I am not the first human to dream up this project.  So, I decided to go for it.

With the support of Mista T., I proceed to buy this little thing from the D.I.:

It ended up costing us $25.  Awesome, right?  Right.

Well, that was in May.  It is now August, and Mista T. and put the final touches on the dresser last night.

It now looks like this:
So, basically, that leaves us with this:


Tonight the T. and myself are on a hunt.  A hunt for a mirror to put above the dresser.  And a on a hunt for a tree branch.  Why the tree branch?

So we can make this:
of course.
Our room is getting dangerously close to looking how we want it to.

Which is fantastic news.

18 comments:

Viktoria with a K said...

Ummmm this is the best dresser makeover ever! It looks fabulous! I bought a mirror for my dresser from Hobby Lobby. Nothing beats 50% off at that place :)

Thank you for the comment! I hope you're having a great week!!

Jess said...

Great job on the dresser redo. I also really like the tree branch idea. So are you going for an earthly kind of look. Good luck with the rest of your transformation.

Nathan and Kristen said...

That seriously looks incredible! I love it! Good job Chelsea!

The Nelsons said...

I LOVE MODGE PODGE.

It makes boring things beautiful :)

Cool transformation you did!

Alexis Kaye said...

That is great! We got a crappy coffee table from good will for $7! I had the idea [i didn't know it existed either] of mod podging pictures and scrapbook paper on the top of the table too! Clint said it wasn't practical and that it would hold up. I see his point, but instead i'm going to pout. We just painted it black. But it still looks awesome!

Brooklyn McKenna said...

I LOVE this! Cute paper! :)

Becca and Derek said...

Very cool! I really like the tree branch idea!

Joanna said...

Great job with the dresser! It looks great! I adore that curtain hanger. So unique!

Katie said...

Super cute! Love it.

Autumn said...

Wow, that is so cute and unique! Great job!

Cortney said...

Wow what a difference! I admit I love when dressers get painted (all or partially) white. I love how it fits in with the rest of your bedroom, too. ;)

hopelds said...

I have a lot of branches if you don't mind mesquite ones - which are extremely thorny, sharp and not to be treated gently - so I guess only if you have a curtain you really REALLY don't want anyone stealing.... never mind. ;-)

Mary said...

Your dresser turned out so beautifully!!!

Sara Shoemaker said...

yay pinterest! I just started and I'm following you now :) love the music sheets on that dresser. good for you for finishing it! there's so many projects I just don't have the time or tools for...one day! LOVE the tree branch idea.


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Camylla Leonardi said...

I LOVE what you did with that dresser! it turned out beautiful!! and that tree branch idea is awesome!

Such a cute blog, Follow each other?

Lots of Love,
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kimbercrafts said...

Wow, what an improvement! I have and old dresser at home begging for a makeover. I'll have to consider the modge podge idea! Oh, and thanks for stopping my blog and for your sweet comment! :)

Deveny said...

Wow, that dresser looks awesome! Kudos!

Amanda said...

I'm in awe! I can't believe how great that looks :) Like it looks professional!