{Entry way dresser – switcharoo}

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Long time no see…sorry about that :)  I have a ton of projects in the works, some fun – some not so fun.  Mostly just a lot of cleaning and “dejunking” my house getting ready for some new house projects – ya!!!!

I did want to show you guys a little dresser that i worked on a couple of weeks ago.  I got it at goodwill for $40 a few months back and knew that she would be looking super cute all fixed up.  I didn’t plan on keeping the dresser – but when i brought it inside to take a picture to post for sale, my husband said that he liked the new one better.  I wasn’t too sure at first – but sometimes (and only sometimes) i let him have his way :)

The new dresser does provide more storage so i like that part (also it doesn’t have an open bottom like the old one – and open bottoms mean DUST – lots and lots of DUST).   We store kids craft things, candles, wreath hooks, light bulbs – all that kind of crap that needs a home somewhere – and my crap needs a cute home – right!?!  That’s what i’m sayin :)

Anyways, here is the before – not hand carved apparently (thanks dad, because i totally would have advertised it as hand carved when i went to sell it!) – but pretty unique and in good shape. 

(not the best photo, sorry)

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And after…

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Close up of her lovely little lady curves….

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I love how the handles are made for the dresser – i’m so glad that it wasn’t missing any when i bought it :)

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So if you guys remember my original post about my entry way and how i modified a dresser.  Which one do you guys like better?

Old dresser?

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New dresser?

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– And the 411 on how i painted said dresser –

Paint – Valspar bright white (standard pre-mixed color)

Top of dresser – stained in black polyacrylic

I painted the dresser with my paint sprayer attached to my air compressor (can you imagine painting all those little details with a paint brush – no thank you)

Entire dresser was sanded with my 60 grit sandblock for some light distressing to bring out her curves :)


Ok, i will be back soon :)