1.17.2011

Dresser

Because we are on a student budget, decorating our home has been a bit of an adventure. From reading wonderful blogs (like all of yours) I have had so much inspiration for how to decorate for less. I knew I wanted a white dresser for our bedroom, but I couldn't find an inexpensive one that I loved. I ended up finding this one for $30 on craigslist, and, with a little bit of elbow grease and Kevin's mad painting skills, we transformed it from this:

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To this:

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Knobs from here, Frame from here, Shell from our honeymoon.

24 comments:

Logan, Christa and Autumn said...

nice work! What a handy man you married! It looks lovely!

Rach said...

ummm, this is amazing! Makes me want to search craigslist myself !

_kArLy[*] said...

ohh i love! beautiful!
-kar

Half Dressed said...

Wow awesome job, it's looks brilliant!!

L x

Diana Smith said...

AMAZING!!!!

Rissy said...

that looks great!
amazing transformation!

The knobs are great! and love that you tied in something from your honeymoon.

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Emma said...

it's fabulous! i want one.

andrea said...

It's so pretty! Y'all did a great job!! :)

Katrina said...

It looks great dear! :) Wonderful job :)

Shalyn said...

I love everything about it- great work Mandy!

Caroline Henley said...

oh my gosh it is so beautiful!!! I want to do something like this!!!

Callie said...

Mandy that dresser is to die for! Love the knobs. Its so fun re-making furniture.

kate lines said...

ooh i love it!

and yes, jcrew's sale was online. i think it ended yesterday though! get on their email list, they always have good sales online!

Ana* said...

I love love love the end result!! Great job :)

Griffin and Gretchen said...

wow looks great! so classy

Mallory Camille said...

Oh, it looks beautiful Mandy. And what a great dresser with lots of storage! I kinda love decorating on a budget, it's a fun challenge. I think I might still do it even when we can afford new furniture:)

Alex said...

Mandy, that looks beyond fantastic!! It's simple, chic, and gorgeous. Bravo!

Brittany said...

such a successful makeover! i love it.

Brooke Knecht said...

You have impeccable taste! Love it.

Jessica said...

What the heck Mands! That looks so great! I can't believe all the changes that worked out so well!!!
Can't wait to see it in person

grace said...

beeautiful! i love re-doing furniture, it gives each piece a special feel. (and you also don't feel as bad if you trash it in a few years! :))

Caitlin said...

Mandy the dresser is beautiful! I love the make over. What kind of paint did you use on it?

Chelsea said...

I featured you in my weekly surf.

have a great weekend.

communikate. said...

wow!! that's lovely!