Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Beast

Man this beast was a bugger! 
I painted it 3 different colors before I ended up with the final product!

can I just tell you how ecstatic I was when I got this. I have always turned green with envy when I hear people saying "I found a great piece of furniture in the trash or some random "for free" pile."
I mean,
I find good deals.
But trust me when I say I search for those deals I find (explained in this blog post).
So I am sure you can imagine my sheer joy and elation when we were helping some  friends move andwhen we were done, this beast was still sitting there.
  I asked what they were going to do with it and my friend said leaving it!

singing in my head!

This bugger was a pain to redo.
It needed lots of sanding, filling, screwing, and pin nailing!
But seriously for $FREE-NINETY-FREE
who cares if ya have to "...put your back into it! "
(Is that song stuck in your head now?tehe)

It went from white to brilliant red, and then to gray.
I had every intention to leave it gray,
but in the process of clear coating and redo the tracks,
I sold the boys set of drawers.
Now I needed in their room, so I changed it to black!
 After seeing the beast in all her colors,
I have realized she was always meant to be black!
It made her look elegant and expensive!

I kept the old hardware.
Something I rarely do. But I was in love with the vintage pulls.
 I spray painted them black, I sanded them down to their original finish to give them a antique feel!
Look at these lines!

And now to display her!
I am in love! 
 On to accessorizing!

Keep checking back!
And happy THRIFTING!!


  1. Total LURVE! And the only part of the song that sticks with me is the alto part, hee hee. Love how the room is looking Bon!

  2. You are right! She looks perfect in black! PERFECT!
    Great choice!
    Have a pretty day!

  3. LURVE IT! His room is totally transformed! Love the way the dresser turned out. You can never go wrong with black, it's timeless!


  4. Holy cow, that turned out great! I wouldn't have pictured black when I saw that, but now I can't picture another color looking better! Great job and thanks for sharing!!

  5. Black is a classic - such a great choice for this piece! FANTASTIC!

  6. Wow it looks good. Black was a good choice and goes so well with the other colors. Third times a charm - right?

  7. OOOOH great find! i have been searching for a dresser like this to re-do for a long time!

  8. black forever! the best change. kisses

  9. Oh I love it! Can I take it back?!? he he

  10. now i envy you for getting the dresser for free. you did a fab job turning it to black

  11. Love the fee bee's they are even more fun. Love how the dresser turned out.

  12. The end result came out great. It looks like it was meant to go with the bed right off the bat. I'm loving how you added the burnt orange decor with it.

    Take care,

  13. that looks wonderful!!! and not only that, but i want the little owl sitting on it- soo cute!
    thanks for joining my party, and how had i not see your blog before? going to become your newest follower!

  14. FREE!! YIPPEE!! And it looks fabulous with that bed!

    Take care,

  15. Love it! New follower...your stuff is fab!

  16. So great when you get something like that for free. You did a great job!


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