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Hey y’all…I can’t wait to share this painted dresser makeover with you . But first, here’s a quick update on my move. We arrived at the lake safely, as well as our belongings. It was a tad challenging as it was like 3 separate moves. Most of our stuff went to storage, some items went to Jenn’s home and another large portion came with us to lake. To say that we are exhausted, spent and sore would be a huge understatement!
I don’t function well in chaos, but I am presently surrounded by it! This is currently what the sunroom looks like…
Suffice it to say that this is the best looking room in the house at the moment. I truly can’t take it anymore…I need some order and organization back in my life. I also have great plans to change wall color and move furniture around the house. I can’t wait to get started on all of the ideas that I have stored in my head. Don’t worry…I will share it all with you!
Okay, so back to the painted dresser makeover.
If you remember, Jenn’s 1901 Victorian home did not have a master bedroom closet. There was a connecting area to the room that used to be part of a porch. Jenn determined that this space would make for a perfect closet space. When Jenn sketched out what her needs were, obviously clothes storage was at the top of the list. You can see the full reveal HERE.
Y’all know we love painted furniture makeovers and we had already decided that whatever furniture we used would need to look cohesive. The best way to do this is by painting the pieces in the same color. In this instance we knew we would be painting our pieces in ASCP® Pure White.
We also knew that we needed a very wide dresser as the space that it needed to fill was 77 inches. We realized that the likelihood of finding a piece like this was slim to non…but I was up for the challenge. I set aside a designated day to make what I refer to as “the pilgrimage”. It’s where I make the rounds of all of our best shopping spots. On this particular day I had already been to 5 different stores with absolutely no luck. Then I remembered that a brand new Habitat for Humanity ReStore had just had their grand opening (smack on forehead) – how could I forget that?
Anyway, the store is beautiful and so organized. They had lots of furniture on this particular day, but the bedroom department did not have any large dressers. I continued walking through the store and in the office department I spotted this credenza…
I took the above pic with my iPhone and sent it to Jenn. She loved the piece and I started to take measurements…only to discover that the price was $180.00!!! Well above our budget. You could hear my hopes dash with the clicking sound of my rolled up tape measure. An employee passed at this moment and wanted to know if I were interested in the piece. I politely said that it was out of my price range. He asked me what my budget was. Long and the short of it…he sold it to me for $50.00! He said that most people aren’t looking for furniture this large and he needed to make room.We are forever grateful.
This sucker is heavy. We managed to get it into Jenn’s dining room and prepped for painting.
The surface was a bit dinged up and had some gouges, but y’all know this never scares us away. And look at how pretty the hardware is…
The top was covered in these ink tattoo spots…
We whipped out our new can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Pure White and got busy.
We removed all of the drawers and marked their location for easy assembly when we are done…such as, this drawer is the left side third drawer.
We love how it turned out! It fit the space perfectly!
Nine drawers of blissful storage!
We spray painted the hardware in metallic copper.
We hope that you aren’t tired of seeing our new closet space. We are so very proud of it and appreciate having a real closet now!