Sunday, December 7, 2014

"Flipping" a Dresser In a Week





I guess I was just in the right place at the right time for this sweet little dresser. I was minding my own business driving through my neighborhood and saw an estate sale sign late in the afternoon. It just so happened it was the last hour of the sale and everything was reduced to 75% off!





It looks grey in this picture but think dirty white. Really dirty. But structurally it was in fantastic condition; the previous paint job was pretty good so I didn't need to strip it. The top was gorgeous as well. It just had some poly that had seen some better days.



It got a thorough wipe down with TSP and a light sanding on the body and top. I just sanded the top enough to remove the poly that had bubbled and cracked.

The top got several new coats of General Finishes Topcoat. Isn't it gorgeous? I love the walnut grain on this dresser.




I painted the body in ASCP Duck Egg with clear wax.



And gave the copper hardware a nice little buff:




And it was gone that weekend to a lovely young lady. How's that for flipping a dresser in a week? (If only they could all be that easy!)

Hope you're forging full steam ahead with holiday preparations! I for one, am not even remotely ready with anything (shopping, decorating, baking, cleaning, wrapping)! But there's always tomorrow! Oh wait, I have an appointment to see a lovely secretary desk....and secretary desks ALWAYS take first priority!



Thanks for stopping by!

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15 comments:

  1. Mary Beth, it is lovely. First of all, I'm astonished the estate sale folks dropped their prices to 75%. That's unbelievable. On to your beauty: I've used ASCP Duck Egg before but I've never left the top as wood. It looks gorgeous. You did a terrific job. I saw your link at the Dwellings: Amaze Me Monday link party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

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    1. I know - 75% off! I was in the right place at the right time! Thanks so much for the compliment and stopping by!

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  2. I love your dresser makeover! I wish I could get projects completed that quickly, but it doesn't always work that way for me. Great job!

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    1. This dresser was the exception to the rule! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. So beautiful as always! Thanks so much for linking these up at the Found & Foraged party last week- so glad to have you! I hope you'll come again tonight...it's live as of now! xo, Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura! I love your party and always look forward to the inspirational ideas that are submitted! :)

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    1. Thanks! I love how it turned it with just a little bit of love and paint!

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  5. I love the shape of the drawers, the color, the wood top and the copper hardware - just perfect!

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  6. Furniture like this is one reason why I love stopping at estate sales....and I can't believe you got it 75% off. What a find! You've done a fabulous job transforming the piece. The wood on the top is gorgeous. Doesn't it feel good when a project goes well?!?!

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    1. I know! 75% off! I just happened to be in the right place at the right time! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  7. You transformed the simple antique dresser to a gorgeous one with your fantastic design, Mary Beth! It looks brand new and fashionable now, and the color and copper installments are a nice touch. I admire your passion in rescuing vintage furniture. Thanks for sharing that! I’m looking forward for your next posts!

    Maggie Grant @ The Find Consignment

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