Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yard Sale Furniture Remakes

I promise you guys the Noah's ark picture makeover is coming. It truly is. I have the cuts to prove it. Taking that thing apart was hazardous. But first, I have a few yard sale furniture pieces to show you. I have been on the lookout for beds for my guy. He is in a toddler bed and needs more space. I found these solid wood bunk beds this weekend for $40.00. We won't use them as bunk beds for now, but the pieces are really solid so I bought them! The stain on the wood is not my preferred finish, so I sanded and painted!
It rained while I was painting again. If you have a drought, buy me a ticket, fly me out, set me up in your driveway with paint and furniture and I can guarantee it will rain!
I painted both beds a satin black to match the bookcase from my previous post. Only one bed will be going in that bedroom, but I wanted to paint them at the same time so they would match.
Here they are finished. I think it updates them very nicely! I am still trying to decide if I am going to distress the edges. What do you think?
Next up is $10.00 dresser. I think we've all seen tons of these in thrift stores and at yard sales. I can't pass up a bargain and this was just the right height for my boys room! It is a bonus room upstairs, so the side walls are pitched. This will hit just below the slope! Perfect.

I forgot to take a picture of it before with the drawers in, so here is pieced together look.
I feel the need to mention it was like 100 degrees! At least it did not rain.
I think the furniture was even sweating though. Ugh it is hot.
This dresser is getting a blue paint job. I took the knobs from my boys beds and matched it to a Krylon spray paint. I again chose a satin finish.


Um....I have a blue square on my drive way. Ooops!
First coat is done and I am thinking it looks like the smurfs.

Thankfully, when it dried it was not so Smurfy blue. I sanded up the edges. This is going upstairs in boyland....much worse will be done to it I assure you.

Here it is as I came through the front door (yes my wood floors are dirty...I've been busy painting.) I got the pulls on sale at Hobby Lobby. They only had 6 of the ones I wanted. I needed 8. WHY does that always happen to me? I decided to get the more decorative ones for the top, skinny drawer. I hope it doesn't look too stupid, but I am too impatient to wait till next Monday when they get more. If it bothers me too much I'll go and get some later and switch them out. It would have bothered me to no end to be missing 2 drawer pulls!

My only complaint on the dresser is that the wood was pretty scratched up and it shows after being painted. There is a nice big gouge across the center of one of the drawers. I don't really mind though. It is a solid dresser that has obviously survived some abuse and starting today will be subjected to much more abuse at the hands of my boys!
Considering where it started and how it finished, I think it is a successful remake! I'll post a few more pictures when it is settled nicely into its new home.
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about the pulls. Should I change the top to or leave them alone?


26 comments:

  1. Both projects look great! I love the blue!! AND the handles LOOK AMAZING!!

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  2. Great deal on the beds and I really like that blue! and if it makes you feel better, I have a weird white "spot" on my driveway that may or may not be from a coffee table redo I did for our sunroom ;)

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  3. love that dresser! the hardware looks awesome and the color is gorgeous!

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  4. LOVE that blue dresser, and the bed frame looks great in black. Great makeovers! Thanks so much for the visit today. I wanted to invite you to join in my Dishing It! party this week...it's about {Your Summer Reading List}. :)

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  5. What a great piece. The blue is stunning and the hardware I agree also is very nice:)

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  6. So funny that you are worried about the different pulls. I thought it was intentional and actually love that the top two are fancier!

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  7. You are spot on with that hardware - great work!

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  8. Um, GORGEOUS! Love the color you went with too.. Fabulous outcome, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thanks for helping us have another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  10. Wow!! Both look amazing! I LOVE the blue dresser, you've inspired me to get out my spray paint...
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  11. the dresser was a great deal for $10! the blue is a great color for a boy's room

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  12. I love this. Both the color and pulls make a huge differnce.

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  13. Ginger..this was a stunning transformation! Love the blue..and the new drawer pulls are the best!

    Hi..my name is Terri Smith. Found you by way of Bobbypins and Boardwalk Bragfest. And girl..you definitely have something to brag about with this chest! Kudos to you!

    If you'd like to pop over to my place, here's my link: http://dimplesdragonflies.com

    Sure enjoyed my visit today and I will certainly return!

    Hugs & Georgia Sunshine,
    Terri

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  14. That is a wonderful dresser! I love the color you chose to paint it! I like that you put two fancier pulls on top - it gives it a great look. :)

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE these pieces. You are a very talented lady. Wonderful "bragable". Thank you for sharing with the boardwalk bragfest, my friend. I love the name of your blog (haha)

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  16. I love how these turned out! Great job. I hope to do the same thing soon.

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  17. Love it and I would love if you would link this project up over at my blog http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com‘s Upcycled Awesome linky party – http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled5

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  18. it is just incredible what some paint and a new set of handles can do for a piece of furniture.

    well done.

    come link it up here in our weekly DIY TUTORIAL PARTY as our readers would love to be inspired by you and benefit from your howto's:
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  19. Your choices for both redos were spot on! Great job! Following along now thru Under $100 Party at Beyond The Picket Fence. Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  20. that dresser looks great and for $10 WOW

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  21. I love the dresser re-do! And the blue looks perfect. I'd change the pulls to match. :)

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  22. Love everything about it. The color, the "special" pulls for the top drawer!! If you are bothered by the scratches, just make a few more to distress it even more, than put a dark stain over everything and wipe off. It will let the blue show thru, but kind of collect in the indentations, and look like they are supposed to be that way.

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  23. What a great dresser and a wonderful color choice! Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired this month.

    Chelsea

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  24. Wow, these are some amazing before and afters! Awesome job! :]

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  25. Awesome deals!!!! you did a great job an the dresser!!!

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