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When we left Arizona, and moved to Oregon ,we had to leave behind a lot of furniture in Arizona (only so much space in a Uhaul).
That left us needing quite a few items, and not a lot of money to do it.
Goodwill, Thrift Stores, Yard Sales, The ReStore, and Craigslist are perfect places to find hidden gems.
Or are they gems?
If you are a “junk” collector, furniture painter, thrift store shopper, or even one who frequents garage sales knows, people may think you are crazy sometimes….at least they do me.
I bought this dresser from Goodwill.
Many people thought it was pretty UGLY (including The Mister).
Now truthfully, the color didn’t bother me, Salvage Sister, as much as others…aka EVERYONE.
BUT THERE WAS A PLAN!
After about a year, we don’t like to rush things around here, I got some DecoArt Americano Chalk Paint, in Yesteryear.
Honestly, we are all so tired of painting the thought of painting this cabinet just didn’t seem appealing at all!
Sanding it down was also going to be an issue cause it’s a mammoth of a piece. Plus all the electronics….ugh!
With Graduations (high school and 8th grade) a comin, it was TIME!
I was pretty excited to see no sanding was required….AMEN and the choirs of angels were singing.
And I didn’t even move the piece out of the living room ( Instagram friends were concerned about my sanity..as well they should). I ended up sticking some junk mail under the bottom front and got busy!
If you’d like another use of junk mail, check HERE.
This was the first piece I ever painted, weird cause I am Salvage Sister, and it couldn’t have been easier.
It took a little over one of the small containers. And this piece is huge.
You may look at one of the small paint jars and think no way will this go very far…wrong.
It did get watered down.
After two off and on days of painting a few coats, this is what we ended up with
drum roll please…………………….
What do you think?
We love it!
(Candle Stick Goodwill piece, Glass lantern clearance from TJ Maxx, Red Lantern gift, Wicker Basket clearance from Target, and the glass vase was from Hobby Lobby (with coupon).
For the handles, we didn’t want to buy new ones so we just wrapped the old ones in some twine. This will help not only so the paint doesn’t get scratched up, but gives it a new look for FREE.
This dresser makeover cost around $25. A bargain! You could easily pay $200 for a cheapo cabinet. This piece is very well made and can easily be changed again.
If you were reluctant about painting furniture, don’t be. This was pretty painless and the after is just what we were looking for.
Have you ever painted a piece of furniture?
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