White dresser

the dresser that i have it’s not going to work for the cottage theme that i’m creating for my bedroom. so, the old dresser is hauled to the guest room and i went hunting on craigslist. found this gorgeous dresser. it’s not in the best shape as it was stored in a shed for a long time. cleaning, sanding and painting will turn this plain dresser to a beauty, don’t you think?


after i aired, cleaned and removed the disgusting and dirty liner (those things are extremely sticky), i’m ready to sand and prime. i just did 1 coat of prime and 3 coats of valspar summer grey (same as my vanity table). Add a coat of polyacrylic to protect it. i was planning to keep the original hardwarre rusty look but, decided to spray them since i will use this dresser often and don’t want my hands to have the rust stench every time i open the dresser. so glad i did.

final product!!


i think my painting skill is slowly improving. the dresser stands handsomely in my room. the mr. was unhappy cos’ we traded a dresser with rails to one without. oh well…..he’ll get use to it.

more photos……

i used fabric & modpodge(didn’t know its existence until i join the decor/craft blogsville wagon) as liner for all the drawers. it was hard work, but well worth it. don’t think i’ll put my clothes in it without liners :P079


i love the doorknobs accessories holder inspired by madewell clothing store decor. will post about it soon…..053

price breakdown:
dresser $30
paint – from another project
spray paint – from another project
fabric $15
modpodge $5.99
total $50.99

quirky photo….i was cooking breakfast and the mr. walked by and saw 2 eggs shells in a spam can. with a sharpie he drew……..pretty creative, huh?019


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stellarvixen said...

ms cushy cottage you have great skills~! i'm so impressed!

beautiful white dresser and your accessories stannd tall & pretty!
blissful neh

totemo shiawase~! subarashi ne imouto chan!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Hee hee...those eggs are so cute XD You have mad skills!!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Your dresser is beautiful! I like the Mr's sense of humor!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Wow! You did an awesome job painting! I love how it turned out.

With Love, Elle said...

ur picture taking skill is so good now! wow look at ur jewellery accessories collections! can start a shop too!

xoxo taijie

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Your dresser is lovely! I love the lined drawers--that's something I haven't tackled yet, but yours look so good, I may have to jump on the bandwagon!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Laina said...

I love your jewely holders!! the board with the knobs is my favorite, so cute!