Monday, April 11, 2011

Furniture {re-do}

Before Olivia was born, over 2 1/2 years ago, I got this great idea of buying an old piece of furniture & restoring it. A few problems though, it was July in NC, which is insanely hot, & I was 9 months pregnant. So the job was quickly passed to my dear husband, who was not really on board with doing it himself. And so this lovely old dresser sat in our garage for, well, 2 1/2 years. I had completely given up on it, and it actually made a really great shelve in our garage--totally joking. :) Steve decided he wanted to finish it, right before Zac was born, and that is just what he did.

In my opinion, it was definitely worth the 2 1/2 year wait. I love it.


Thanks babe, you have
mad skills. :)

Sanded, primed & spray-painted.


Ps--we scored the dresser for $20. After it was all finished, it cost just under $100.

PPs--did you know when we bought this it was going to be pa
inted white?? I am so glad we went with yellow.

Here are the supplies that were used, in case you were wondering.

IhookedupwithHoHlamespice

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37 comments:

Kristen Duke Photography said...

oh my goodness, I love this!!!!! I have a green armoire that i painted last year and this yellow is going in my room. how many cans of spray paint for this job and what color, please? glad to hear you've enjoyed my blog...even if i didn't know it;)

Kristen Duke Photography said...

um...somehow I missed the supplies picture before...those yellows look different, but I love the shade!

Maia said...

oooh that dresser is so lovely! I was planing on re-doing some of my bedroom furniture too.

Phill, Allie, and kids said...

This is beyond darling!

Tanya said...

So, so cute! If I would've had a girl, this is the color I had picked out. Now I have two boys and a blue dresser =) You should submit this to Better After! Such a great transformation. Great job.

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

What a great transformation! I love the color, how sunny and fun!

Rachel said...

I literally gasped when I saw that before and after--STUNNING! It looks so gorgeous now. So glad I stumbled across your blog--I'm a new follower! Keep the awesome transformations comin'! ;-)

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Ty and Whitty said...

Oh my goodness girl! Yellow is my favorite color anything yellow i squeal over. I am so in love. Great job. I am visiting from someday crafts linky party. Come and say hi I love visitors
tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com
I am your newest follower :)

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Why am I drawn to yellow transformations? I don't know, I just am! :D This is a lovely change for your dresser and it is perfect in yellow!

Suzanne said...

That yellow is fab! Stopped by from the link party. My blog is sostinkincute.blogspot.com

I've been doing tons of painting, so I am inspired by your yellow!!

Chris said...

Love the color your chose! I am on the hunt for a great dresser like that for our family room.

Ali Richardson said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love it! I'm in the process of making over a dresser for my daughter's room and this yellow would look adoarble. Thanks :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks lovely, hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That yellow is amazing! You made an awesome choice to go with yellow instead of white!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

what a change!!! love the yellow.

new follower!
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Wow! This dresser turned out amazing!!
I would love for you to link up at my first linky party! :)
{nifty thrifty sunday}
xoxo,
Vanessa

Jennifer said...

What a great re-do, and amazing yellow color. I love that buttery, summery, sunny shade of yellow so much. I featured you today on my furniture round up :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/04/furniture-favorites-roundup.html

Lolly Jane said...

what a transformation- good call on the pretty yellow! would love for you to link this up :)


Lolly Jane
lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

jamie @ backless shirt said...

i know i'm not alone in my love for yellow (and spray paint). this is awesome!
i'm your newest follower...come follow me!
jamie

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You have been featured at my Hookin Up with HoH #45 party!

Grab a button and tell the world!

Would you mind helping to spread the word about my blog to your friends and followers? I would really appreciate the support!

Thanks so much!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Spunky Junky said...

Seriously Lindsay! We were seperated at birth, right? Bold colors, lots of chevron, painting furniture...come to me now and we will be besties forever! You have to post this to Spunky Junky on friday, because I need to stare at it for one, two, or maybe three days!

xoxo
Halsey

Terry said...

My daughter loves yellow anything and everything, what a great transformation!

Spunky Junky said...

Oh my heck, I am such a clutz! I didn't realize you had already posted your dresser on Spunky Junky....hahaha.


toodles~
Halsey

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much again for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} and making my first party such a great success! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
xoxo,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Sara said...

I love the yellow, excellent choice!! Great job on the dresser!

German said...

oh!! Really awesome done job!! and great transformation from your old furniture and now i inspired for make something about my old furniture.Thanks

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Home theatre seating

Pine Tree Home said...

I can't believe that is spray paint. How many coats? It looks fabulous. I had very similar yellow furniture when I stayed at my grandmother's cottage. Good memories.

Ches said...

This is a great makeover, I love the yellow you chose, its perfect.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I am so in love with the results! That yellow is amazing. I have a desk that I have been going back and forth on white or yellow, and you have helped me decide! Love the Rustoleum primer too. Great stuff. I'd like to invite you to link up this fab project to my Transformations and Treasures party I have on Wednesdays! Hope to see you soon.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Visiting from Pink Postcard. Wow, that yellow is so cheerful! Definately "Southern Lovely"! xoox, tracie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks so cute- I am loving yellow on furniture too~ So cheery and sunny! Stopping by from Denise's party~ I host Feathered Nest Friday at my blog if you would like to come share this charmer over there too! :)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

so pretty! I'm still crushing on this color :) Thanks for coming to the party!

Home Living Furniture said...

Use the new home living furniture can make your interior compact.

lauryn said...

i am sooo in love with yellow! thanks you so much for linking this up to flashback fridays.
flashback fridays is going on again today and will be going all week.. go enter!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

Becca said...

I love that shade of yellow! It sure gives that old piece a new life!

cathhasablog@gmail.com said...

Hi Lindsay! Hey I just wanted to let you know that I featured this amazing transformation on my blog today. It was definitely worth the 2 year wait!! You can find it here: http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/2012/03/transforming-your-furniture-with-paint.html

I really enjoy following your blog, it truly is one of my favourites! ☺Cath @ Home is Where my Heart is: http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/

Jeff Hardy said...

thanks for this informative post. Now you can use this sme directory to promote furniture import & export business.

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