Monday, March 8, 2010

AWESOME Bedroom Dresser REDO

I spent more time taking off these STUPID stickers than I did on the WHOLE project....
Let dry for 2 hours and then sand
I used Kilz indoor satin paint from Walmart called Groovy Green.

Let dry for 2 hours with EACH coat!
I like it rough...
AGAIN....I like the dirty and rough look of things...
and DON'T forget to wait another 2 hours and then clear coat (I like FLAT CLEAR) 
Can you spot the 80%er in me on this shot?
And I wish you could see the beautiful sun setting in the mirror.
Are you ready......
Drum roll PLEASE.....


All I have to say is DON'T be JELL Auntie K!

53 comments:

  1. I lurve it Ali! It turned out even better than I had imagined. That green is PERFECT! What is that color called? I think I need this project in my house, so if you move in and finds that it just doesn't go, remember the less fortunate!

    Hanna

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  2. Now that folks is a Re-Do! That's freakin fantabulous! I swear I didn't know how to paint with regular paint (versus spray paint). I'm glad you included some lessons with your awesome pics.

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  3. Absolutely great! Love how it turned out!

    Nancy

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  4. Oh. My. Goodness!!! I'm so in love with this redo! 'Awesome' doesn't even do it justice! The green paint with that stain is an a-mazing combo! Great job! Thanks for the step-by-step.

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  5. Once again you have dazzled me!! If it won't fit in your house or Hanna's........
    (I love that you stained over the paint.)

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  6. I think I lurve it even more than lurving it!! Give. It. To. Me. NOW!!!

    I hate that you found it for 5.99. I swear on all my krylon (and that is like swearing on gold) that I NOOVER find such good deals on furniture!

    I must make a savers trip soon!

    awesome Al~

    bon

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  7. Wow. This looks great. And for $5.99? Good grief, what a steal :)Although I have to say, you have some patience girl, I would never spend the time to take off all those stickers.

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  8. OMG! This is beyond great! I love it!!
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

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  9. That's awesome, you are amazing.

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  10. Ooh, so nice!! What color green is that? Yum!

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  11. I love how it turned out. Great job.

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  12. Wow. Awesome! Those stickers were crazy, I bet it took you forever to take those off. I like your vintagey "dirty" look..

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  13. OMG That is absolutely awesome! Loving the step by step pics....

    I saw a dresser at a local charity shop that they were throwing out because one of the drawers were missing. I thought about taking it but didnt know what to do with the "void"...so I left it...BOOOOOOO! The baskets are a great idea. Wish I was as creative/imaginative as you!

    Thanks for another great post

    VF @ www.vintagefokus.blogspot.com

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  14. Super COOL thanks for the step by step!

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  15. I cannot believe that transformation. That is so darling. It makes me want to go find a $5.99 dresser. Love it!
    Brooke

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  16. Oh so pretty, I love the way it turned out,,

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  17. Is that a Smiths shirt on Ali??? I L.O.V.E The Smiths!!! Also you did a beautiful job on the dresser. Thanks for the ideas.

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  18. OMGosh LOVE it! And I am such a play it safe no color girl I would've NEVER dared paint something that color but I honestly can say that I have NEVER seen anything like that like I have liked let alone LOVED!!!!!! I want it terribly!!!!!! I am sooooo jelllll!

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  19. I love your dresser! The baskets underneath just tie it together so well. Great work!

    Allison @ http://www.houseofhepworths.com/

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  20. This post is not only informative but this dresser turned out so fabulously! I love the bottom drawer that now holds the baskets. Great!
    Yvonne

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  21. Wow!!! You did an amazing job! It looks fabulous! I've found that Savers has the best deals on furniture. What a great find! :)

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  22. Great blog!!!!
    If you like, come back and visit mine: http://albumdeestampillas.blogspot.com

    Thanks,

    Pablo from Argentina

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  23. Thanks you guys for all of your feed back. I needed it! I am SO in love with this, and SO excited to move and put all my stuff together.
    THANKS!
    ALI

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  24. I love the antiqued look. I just redid my in-laws living room. Painted all the walls, added new decor and antiqued all the woodwork. My husband even made a mantle for their fireplace out of scrap wood. If you want to see pictures check out my arts and crafts blog melissasartsandcrafts.blogspot.com My mother-in-law now wants my husband and I to antique her kitchen cabinets this summer.

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  25. I am quite speech-less! That is beautiful. All I have to say is...if you ever sell it, I want it! : )

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  26. Hi, I'm Steph a friend of Hannah's. I think I own your dressers big and little sisters. The knobs and details match perfectly. I even had them painted in the same green! Crazy!
    If you ever decide to sell her please let me know!

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  27. Beautiful job! Love the color you have chosen.

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  28. I'm in love with that...and the color...just great!

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  29. Dang you rock...seriously good job!

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  30. Oh...I love. I am wanting that color! I am off to wally world tomorrow to pick that up and I am sure I can find something to paint. Great job!

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  31. Wow!!! I love the shape, color, price and what some hard work will get a gal!!!!

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  32. Wish I could find something like that at our thrift shops, everything is so over priced! Cat clawed, ripped, smells like cat couches are $30! Insane! Great job! I think my summer projects are paint, paint, and paint!

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  33. okay... how did you get the stickers to come off so well?

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  34. cannwin- I used this stuff called Lickety Split? It's at your local Kirby store...or my Aunt told me to use, which I couldn't find, Undo...it's a scrapbook adhesive remover...I am sure my project would have went WAY faster if I would have had the 2nd....
    ~Ali

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  35. Have to also say freakin fabulous! We just got a FREE dresser with mirror and I was thinking how to redo and now I know, thanks. What stain did you use?

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  36. Fantastic! I'm on the hunt for a dresser to redo for my room so will be back to revisit this one.

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  37. fantastic! I love it! Congratulations.

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  38. That's awesome. Really, I'm in awe. I just found your blog so I know I'm going to be sitting here for a while going through old posts. ;-) What kind of stain do you use? is it regular old stain? Is that better than glazing. I'm new to the whole furniture "re-do" thing so I'm just amazed. Can't wait to find a deal to try this out on.

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  39. Oh-My-MERCY, that is absolutely FANTABULOUS!!! Honestly, when I saw the green you were painting I was turned off. But luckily for me I stuck with it and keep reading. Let me just tell ya, I'm SO glad I did. Your finished product is over the top, GORGEOUS! I have a dresser very similar in style and stain that is now screaming for a makeover. Thanks for the inspiration! :)
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  40. That is just GORGEOUS! I love the color! Great job! Camille

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  41. oh, I could kiss you! I have a same type dresser, only it's a mini dresser, in pretty bad shape as far as the finish goes....I got it from an old beach house my boyfriend was remodeling, the owners just said for us to take what we wanted, I got some GREAT stuff....anyway, I have been wondering if the dresser is worth re-doing, and now that I've seen yours, I know that it is!

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  42. So I have a FEW dressers I want to redo. One of the dressers has scratches in it like names and such. Is that what the wood filler corrects? I was wondering how I was going to make it look good. I seriously need a class on re-doing stuff. I seriously have 3 dressers, bed, night stand and vanity I want to do, but I am too scared to try it! Any suggestions?

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  43. Just wanted to let you know I featured your dresser! Great job! Thanks for posting!

    http://nomorerecess.blogspot.com/

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  44. What color stain did you use? That piece is AWESOME!!! Great job!

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  45. Ali, this is PERFECT inspiration for a project that's had me overwhelmed (and therefore, procrastinating about...)!!! THANK YOU for such a beautiful piece! (And an AWESOME website with your susstahs!!) ;) I want to get this right since I've not taken on something quite this big, so I have a few clarifications... and I hope you see this post since this is so old - I'm sorta new to the blog world so don't know how all this works, shamefully. ;) How many coats of paint and clear coat? I want to do it right but as simple as possible, and quickly too. :) (Two babes under two will encourage EVERYTHING being simple and quick!) Since you stain and sand, wasn't sure if only one coat of paint would work. AND, the clear coat stuff I have recommends 3 coats, with light sanding between each (ugg!). I love love love the green, but may try with a bluish tint since it's for my "big boy's" bedroom... we'll see what I can find for the cheapest, probably. ;) THANKS again!!! And may God continue to bless you and your family as you share your talents and faith! :)

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  46. You've done the simplest thing yet the outcome it superb. I bet it was sold out.

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  47. that is amazing! it doesn't look at all like the same piece- the baskets were a great solution!

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  48. oak wardrobe
    wow...! it look great..! so beautiful dresser.i love it color.it modern dresser who make the room beautifully.

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  49. Did you know that if you spray the stickers with shout laundry spot cleaner you can get the stickers off within 5 minutes. All you do is spray a to wet down the whole sticker then you let it set about 5 minutes and wipe off. Make sure you use the Shout that comes in a spray can.

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