Monday, May 30, 2011

Striped Dresser, new chair, and side table

Ok, ladies (assuming that it is mostly ladies that read this).

I have got 3 transformations for you!

Let's get right to it, shall we?

First up is this dresser that I got off of freecycle!

It was in great shape! Always a plus.

Then I also have this little table to show you.

Is that not a pitiful looking table?

Then here is the chair also got off of freecycle.

I actually got two of these chairs. One is being picked up tomorrow. Yeah!

So here are the afters!

I will start with the chair and the pitiful side table.

For the chair, I spray painted it heirloom white, glazed it, distressed it, and then found this fun paisley fabric!

Then for the pitiful side table I painted it Sherwin Williams Cloudburst.

Here ya go!

When I put this picture on craigslist I got multiple offers for my lamp.

Sorry, not for sale! Got this baby and its twin at the local Habitat for humanity restore! Love that place!

Here are some close ups to the chair.

I just love this fabric!

And now for a close up for the table.

Now the dresser.

First I striped the top which had the thickest coat of poly I have ever seen! It took forever to get that top ready to stain.

Then I used my scotch blue painters tape and went to town.

Then I painted it a taupe/tan color called puppy paws.

Love that painters tape!

Once that paint dried, I sanded it and then glazed it.


Love the curves on the front.

The drawers were in great shape!

The problem with this dresser is that I wanted to put cute turquoise knobs on it, but since the drawers were so big all the knobs I got just looked so dinky. So no knobs was the way it ended up.

But it sold, so I guess they didn't mind the no knob look.

Fellow Chicagoans. The chair is still available for $75.

I am linking to these parties.


Stacey said...

Awesome finds! I just love Freecycle and these finds are fab! Everything looks great!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Susan said...

What awesome pieces you got from freecycle! Your transformation of the pieces is wonderful!

~PJ said...

I am so tempted by that chair, I just love the flower detail on the back!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the striped dresser is so fun! love the horizontal stripes are so cool.

The Pennington Point said...

I'm an avid reader, but I rarely comment. I just had to sneak in and say how much I LOVE what you did with the curvy dresser. I love all of the pieces, but that one really jumped out at me. Your stripes bring out the best in the piece. Lisa~

Kari said...

This looks amazing! I loooove the fabric that you chose for your chair!

Cherie said...

Sooo tempted on that chair!

gorgeous as always, Katie

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Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

BEAUTIFUL pieces! And duh, I have passed up some nice 'potential' pieces thinking I have no where to put them -- never thought of doing them and SELLING them. That little blue table is adorable and love how you added the red birds on top!

Ches said...

Love the transformations, especially the striped dresser.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Great projects! My favorite is the chair!

Little Miss Penny Wenny said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the dresser :)

adventuresindinner said...

What delicious ideas. You have to love freecycle!

Erin @ 3 Meadow Lake Cottage said...

What great finds!! And FABULOUS transformations!!! I love the striped dresser...very unique :)
I'd love it if you'd link this up to The After Party @ 3 Meadow Lake Cottage...


Liz said...

WOW! You were busy! I love the fabric that you covered your chair with and the color of the little table is perfect! Darling!

Have a great weekend!

blesid said...

Oh the love I have for that striped dresser. It is just inspiring! Have a fabulous weekend ... blessings to you ... jules

Linda said...

I love what you did with the furniture, especially the chair. Wow. That flower just pops, doesn't it? Beautiful!

Becolorful said...

Oh yeah. You know that this is right up my alley. They are all fantabulous but that striped dresser made me swoon with delight. Stunning

Ann said...

All 3 are just great makeovers! But that dresser...those stripes...awesome!

Lee Anne said...

Chair has great curves, it's bones are sturdy and will last forever. Freecycle Rocks!!
Congrats on a fabulous up-cycle!

Anonymous said...

The dresser ROCKS- strips I need to paint some!

Mindie Hilton said...

I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

Come strut your stuff.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Katie - Adore the striped dresser - fantastic job and fabulous finish! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting - but I have featured this Sunday. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

jabroon piece said...

oak dressers
It is just inspiring! Have a fabulous dresser.Its really beautiful and stylish dresser.