Here was another fun, yet easy project. I found this dresser for free, sitting with someone's trash. I quickly examined it and the whole thing was sound and the drawers even had dove-tail joints. Yippeee! I knew right away what I was going to do to it. I'd seen lots of Anthropologie knock-offs around blogland and saw that the dresser's shape would be perfect for this style.
Mine- Free + elbow grease Anthropologie's- $900!
Once again, in my excitement I forgot the true before picture. I had just applied the paint stripper when I remembered to take a photo. So just imagine this ugly brown color plus about 5 large stickers:
Yup, not too pretty. I used one coat of citri-solve paint stripper and then 3 rounds of hand sanders (from a belt sander to a hand orbital to a final of a mouse sander.) Then I applied two coats of Minwax Early American stain. I printed out the numbers I wanted to use and traced them onto the drawers with carbon paper again. This time, I just used a black sharpie marker instead of a paint pen and it worked great. I put a few coats of poly on. For the finishing touch, I mod-podged some decorative paper in the drawers. It was some fun vintage postcard paper I already had. I love how it turned out!
Turned out cute, huh? I think I've figured out that I really like these furniture makeovers. They really don't take alot of work, but oh, the results!!!