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Trash to Treasure Dresser – Icing on the Cake

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Y’all, we tend to get easily excited about most things, but we are seriously so excited to show you this dresser transformation! You know when you’re spinning your wheels trying to figure out what you’re going to do and the idea just hits you? That is exactly what happened in this case. We are part of a group called the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest and lucky for us, this month the sponsor is D. Lawless Hardware, who makes beautiful pieces.  We got these milk glass drawer pulls that we absolutely love!  Aren’t they gorgeous? Trash to Treasure Dresser Transformation with chalk paint, duct tape, and D. Lawless Milk Glass knobs We also knew that we wanted to paint this dresser…the icing on the cake was that this was a free curbside find!  The dresser had been black and missing knobs and we had painted some wooden knobs for a temporary solution, which turned out to be a solution we had for about 2 years. Needless to say, it was in need of a makeover. Trash to Treasure Dresser Transformation with chalk paint, duct tape, and D. Lawless Milk Glass knobs We were trying to figure out what we were going to do to this dresser to really transform it. As we were looking at the dresser, something caught our eye that had been forgotten about, just waiting to be used one day.  On one of our many trips to the dollar store, we found this duct tape months ago that we thought was cute and that we could use it somehow, someway in the future. Well that day turned out to be today. Now we didn’t know if our idea would work, but we were excited to try. Trash to Treasure Dresser Transformation with chalk paint, duct tape, and D. Lawless Milk Glass knobs We painted the dresser with old white chalk paint, which was already such a huge improvement, and then we got to work on the really fun part. We embellished the dresser by using three strips of duct tape per drawer and we absolutely love how it turned out! Trash to Treasure Dresser Transformation with chalk paint, duct tape, and D. Lawless Milk Glass knobs   Trash to Treasure Dresser Transformation with chalk paint, duct tape, and D. Lawless Milk Glass knobs Trash to Treasure Dresser Transformation with chalk paint, duct tape, and D. Lawless Milk Glass knobs Trash to Treasure Dresser Transformation with chalk paint, duct tape, and D. Lawless Milk Glass knobs   Trash to Treasure Dresser Transformation with chalk paint, duct tape, and D. Lawless Milk Glass knobs   IMG_0571 (2)   Trash to Treasure Dresser Transformation with chalk paint, duct tape, and D. Lawless Milk Glass knobs It’s amazing that a little bit of paint, duct tape from the dollar store, and new beautiful hardware completely transformed this piece of furniture. before and after

Duct Tape Dresser Collage

FFFC post graphic final (png) We had so much fun doing this project together and can’t wait for the next contest!  Be sure to check out the co-host’s of this contest, Dandelion Patina and Evey’s Creations, to see what awesome things they created.  And if you’re interested in participating at all in future contests, be sure to email Evey ([email protected]) or Stacy ([email protected]).

XO – Jenn & Vicki

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15 Comments

  1. Liz Bonin says:

    This is so adorable! Love the blue and white! And duct tape?! Clever unexpected use! Great job ladies💙

  2. Oh my word! If that isn’t just the cutest, happiest dresser ever!
    Y’all are so creative.

  3. That’s just the most creative thing I’ve seen! I love the blue and white tape addition…beautiful!

  4. Sherry Fram says:

    That is so cute!! Love that you used duct tape! Great makeover!

  5. why chalk paint? Is there an advantage or just for looks?

  6. ok, you guys are totally blowing me away here…i would have never guessed in a million years that was duct tape. i love the way it came out. super creative. i’m so proud of you both. hugs, coco

  7. Wow. Wow. Wow. You bring a whole new definition to duct tape. (Not just because I’m a fan of blue.) You rocked this! Holy cow! You made me go over budget because I’m putting duct tape on my shopping list 😉
    Fantastic job is not enough. It’s wow factor!!!

  8. I absolutely love how creative you were! The white and blue transformation was so pretty… and I love how unexpected the duct tape was! It certainly adds that extra bit of pizzazz! Thanks for linking up at the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party… we can’t wait to see you again next week!

  9. Cobalt is one of my all time fav colors in glass, the knobs a perfect choice for the pattern in the ….hold on.. wait a second Duct tape? Who would have figured that? You very clever ladies, threw me for a loop there, what a giddy surprise! Now thats thrifty and stylish to boot!

  10. Love everything about this makeover! I am such a fan of “saving” furniture from the curb and turning it into something beautiful and useful. I would have never thought of using table to transform the drawers but it looks amazing. Thank you for sharing this with us on Welcome Home Wednesdays! We hope to see you again next week.

  11. Ladies,
    You dazzle me with your talent. You have created a sweet cheerful dresser from a frumpy black beast. Congrats!
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

  12. Ok, I had no clue that was duct tape until I read it! Who knew duct tape could look that good!? Seriously creative and I love the blue and white color combo.

  13. My Mom was the queen of contact paper. So years ago (30+) I painted old dressers from my “growing up”bedroom, and then used contact paper on the drawers. They looked like new…and thenfit with my other furniture! If you find a pattern you like, try it!

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