Monday, March 11, 2013

*Holly Paint* - Masculine Dresser

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Here's a nice 1980's dresser transformation for ya!  Don't you just love the gold handles and the seashells.  Apparently I did back in 1986 because this was apart of a set that my parents bought for my sister and me...I think it was from Sears.  I remember thinking we were so lucky to have this dresser set!!  

Well...this dresser was being used by my brother until a few months ago.  I don't think it really looks like a bachelor so I gave him my old Ikea dresser and I took this one back.  It was screaming for a makeover.  It went from 1980's girly to 2013 Masculine/Rustic.

We (I mean my husband) pulled off the laminate top and replaced it with a pine so I could use a black stain on the top.  He then cut 1/4" plywood to be used to cover the fronts of the drawers - hiding the shell design.
I taped off a small rectangle around the edge of the drawer fronts and painted it white and then stained with a black stain.  Then we glued the fronts on and added upholstery tacks to the corners as an extra detail.

 The handles are old leather belts that I picked up at a thrift store.  I screwed them on with large silver screws.




The drawers are lined with pages from a dictionary.


I can't wait until my mom/dad and sister see this I'm pretty sure they wouldn't know it was the same dresser!

23 comments:

  1. That does not even look like the same dresser! Love those leather pulls!

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  2. Happy to feature you at the party this morning! Thanks so much for joining us!

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon! So exciting to see it on your blog!

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  3. Wow! I love what you've done with this dresser. The leather pulls look amazing. What a smart gal you are. Congrats on being featured on E&Co and thanks for sharing this with us all. Blessings, Patti

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    1. Thanks Patti! I am so happy to be featured on Elizabeth and Comp. She has a great blog!

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  4. I really love this, especially the pulls! So cool and very masculine. Just pinned it and I'm going to follow your blog too! :)

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  5. This has to be one of the best dresser makeovers I've seen in a long time! So many creative ideas turned into one perfect piece. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us :)

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    1. Wow Stacey...so nice of you to say that!

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  6. What an absolutely amazing transformation! I would never have guessed it was the same desk. I love all the clever little details. I am really anxious to try something like this myself! Visiting from Elizabeth and Company. Pinning next!
    PS I have a linky party every Thursday afternoon-Sunday night. I would love to share this table with my readers. I hope you will stop by!
    (Also, sometimes bloggers are not aware, but your word verification is still on, which prevents people from commenting ;)

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    1. Thanks so much! I will stop by your linky party this week! Also thanks for the note about my comments...they have been changed!! I had no idea!

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  7. Love the dresser Holly! Especially the belts. :)

    pinning!
    gail

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  8. love it! thought it was cowhide fronts even after you said it was stain... kept waiting for the "and then I tacked on the hide" part LOL

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    1. That's funny. Though cowhide could be really cool on the right piece. I might have to try it!

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  9. Okay. So I've seen a bazillion dresser redos and done my share of them as well but I think I can say I've seen my favorite one now EVER. This is FANTASTIC! I'm pinning. I have a few dressers in my barn waiting for a makeover. If I can make one look half this good, I'll be excited. Brilliant!

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    1. Kammy, what a compliment!! Thanks so much! Wish I had a barn for my furniture stash!!

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  10. That is FANTABULOUS!!! I can't even begin to believe that it's the same old dresser.
    Gosh you have given me a great idea....love the handles.

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    1. Thanks so Much! Hope your great idea works out!!

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing, I am featuring today!

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  12. I love your dresser, hard to believe it's the same one as the before.
    When I do furniture makeovers, everything turns girly and I was just thinking to make something more masculine,your dresser is a great inspiration!Thanks for sharing :)

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