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!
That does not even look like the same dresser! Love those leather pulls!ReplyDelete
Happy to feature you at the party this morning! Thanks so much for joining us!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Sharon! So exciting to see it on your blog!Delete
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, PattiReplyDelete
Thanks Patti! I am so happy to be featured on Elizabeth and Comp. She has a great blog!Delete
I love it! It is so inspiring.ReplyDelete
Callie...thanks so much!Delete
I really love this, especially the pulls! So cool and very masculine. Just pinned it and I'm going to follow your blog too! :)ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
Wow Stacey...so nice of you to say that!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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 ;)
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!Delete
That looks amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Love the dresser Holly! Especially the belts. :)ReplyDelete
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 LOLReplyDelete
That's funny. Though cowhide could be really cool on the right piece. I might have to try it!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Kammy, what a compliment!! Thanks so much! Wish I had a barn for my furniture stash!!Delete
That is FANTABULOUS!!! I can't even begin to believe that it's the same old dresser.ReplyDelete
Gosh you have given me a great idea....love the handles.
Thanks so Much! Hope your great idea works out!!Delete
Thank you so much for sharing, I am featuring today!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
I love your dresser, hard to believe it's the same one as the before.ReplyDelete
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 :)