Junk to Just-so-sweet!

When I saw this before picture, I know I would have passed this dresser right by and one word would have crossed my mind, “ew!” (and I had a door in my home covered in stickers from previous owners – so time consuming to get those buggers off. What every happened to sticker books?). Anyway…

saw the potential. The makeover is gorgeous! Way to rescue a sad piece of furniture, Kari! Here is her letter:

Hi there!

I just discovered your blog last week, and read every entry in an afternoon. I loved looking at all the transformations and DIY projects. I thought I’d send you photos of the project that got me hooked on DIY.

Here is the before of my daughter’s dresser:

When we found out we were having a second baby, we realized we’d need more clothing storage space. Our grandparents dropped off this $5 dresser they had found at the thrift store. I nearly fainted when I first saw it. It was hideous! They assured us that it was real wood and could be fixed up nicely with a bit of hard work. We sanded, painted and added some beautiful new glass hardware and it was still a fraction of the cost of a new dresser.
After:
Once it was complete, I was hooked! Now one of my favorite things to do is to go to garage sales and thrift stores to find old tired furniture that I can turn into beautiful pieces for our home.

Thanks!

Kari

Don’t you just love beautiful furniture makeovers?

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