This is just a little before and after pic to once again show “"THE POWER OF PAINT” – imagine me saying that with my superman cape on and in my deepest voice – ok…dont imagine that…i will just imagine it myself and say it over and over in my head :)

Anyways…what was once a dated dresser in awesome shape – is now a super cute updated dresser all with a little black paint, light distressing and some blingy little knobs (hobby lobby in case you were wondering and i know that you were)

The cute girl who purchased this is going to use it as a TV console – that is totally what i imagined it being used for due to its 3 middle drawers – i think they make it look more like a buffet/tv console rather than a dresser.  The 3 middle drawers look like they used to have a door on them – but that was missing when i got the dresser.


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And after…

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**FYI – painted in Valspars Dark Kettle Black in a satin finish**

Also – in case you are wondering why my pics say Sweet Pickins – thats my furniture blog that i post all of my pieces that are up for sale :)

26 replies
  1. Heather@The Black's Best
    Heather@The Black's Best says:

    Beautiful…I've been dying to find a dresser like this to use as an entertainment center and have had NO luck! The hardware is a lot of fun too!

  2. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    Love it! I have been going to Hobby Lobby my whole life BUT just somehow this week discovered the hardware aisle…I thought I was in heaven. All the beautiful glass, metal, etc in a knob shapes LOL. But what really made my day was the price tag – at least half if not more than what I had been paying for my anthropology knobs.

  3. Kim @ Second Time Furniture
    Kim @ Second Time Furniture says:

    It's me, Kim, again! I was looking at the Spraymall site, getting ready to order the 7.0! You said you ordered additional spray tips. Did you get the spray tip set that had about 6 tips in it? The info said the sprayer came with #3 set~ is that just one tip? Thanks! You have been oh so helpful!!! BTW -I don't think it's weird you cried over your spray gun~ I totally understand! :)

  4. Princess Danell
    Princess Danell says:

    SNAP! I purchased a piece very similar about 2 weeks ago waiting for inspiration. Booyah! You've done it. Mine will also be a tv console….but maybe red? Thanks!

  5. The Cranky Queen
    The Cranky Queen says:

    Luv, luv, luv your blog because of the variety. The tutorials, the great craft ideas, the fun kid stuff…I am a new follower and plan on sharing with my friends. Please visit me at thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com Tiff

  6. Jen-CraftOManiac
    Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    CAN I JUST SAY YOU ARE GIFTED AND AH-MAZING. I adore all your furniture DIY before's and after's WELL DONE! winks-jen

  7. Joy
    Joy says:

    Wow- I have an old dresser just like that one and boy does it need an update. My question— do you always stick to the original type of drawer pull – if it has a single pull on the drawer do you automatically stick with a single on the re-do? All my drawers on the dresser are single pulls, but I love the look of the other pulls you used.
    I love your work– so beautiful. I'm so inspired and the next chance I get I'm emptying out that dresser and going to town with the paint. I have a matching armoire and they will both be complete renewed! Yay.


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