Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blah Dresser turn Craft Room Organizer ~

After the sale this past week, my "craft room" was a disaster a little messy. So I decided it was time to really organize my new space. Now I am sure you are all like me and have a ton of little things that need to find homes - so I decided to bring down a dresser that has been shoved in a closet upstairs. Here is the before:


It is a super sturdy piece - I believe it is teak...

I gathered my supplies

and I began to sand with this bad boy - oh, yes I am in love with my Skil Octo Sander!

I then painted the dresser black

Once everything was dry, I sanded the edges and brought him inside to his new location.

Now he looks good, but he needed a little character. So I stenciled on a number for each drawer - inspired by Miss Mustard Seed and Funky Junk Interiors.

The numbers were a bit bright, so I added a little stain to them and ta-da!

I love my new dresser (aka craft room organizer).

Linked to:
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Under $100 Link Party at Beyond the Picket Fence
Furniture Feature Friday at Mustard Seed Creations
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Home and Family Friday at Home is Where My Story Begins

33 comments:

Esther@fleurcottage said...

nicely done! esp after the stain :)

Heather L. said...

Wow, I had no idea teak could look that good! I love it!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Your dresser had good lines, but your finish & numbers made it modern & it looks great now!

1 Funky Woman said...

I'm loving it! The numbers really add to it! Great job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Chelsea! I also like your accessories on top and the bulletin/memo board above. Great wall color, too.

Life in Rehab said...

It looks totally different. You did an excellent job, and what a great way to hide your supplies!

Cathy said...

You are a genius! Wonderful transformation...love it!

I am looking all over for something I can paint those numbers on;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Jackie at 3littleones said...

that looks awesome! I love the numbers - what a cool idea :)

House Queen said...

Once again...you are simply amazing! I love it! !!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The dresser looks great!! I really like the assesories you placed on the top! I am desperate to organize my craft supplies too! It's so annoying when I can't find what I am looking for.

Erin said...

I love the numbers! Gosh, I'm going to need something like that soon. Baskets only hold so much...

Kris said...

PERFECT!!

Splurgie said...

You gave that old dresser new life. What an improvement!

AUDRA said...

Looks GREAT!

Courtney said...

This is really cute! I like how you put numbers on each drawer!

Meet Virginia said...

This turned out so great! So jealous of your awesome sander!!

~Morgan

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Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Oh, I want one!
That looks terrific and is giving me an idea for a bedroom set...

Robin said...

Great job! Great idea to keep everything organized and the room looking good!

Angie said...

Looks great Chelsea!!

KMfamily ;-) said...

Awesome!!Love to see new life in things

Lori said...

OK first, I need (read=want) one of those hand sanders. And second, I need to add numbers to the red dresser I bought off Craigslist. Thanks for the inspiration!

Patti said...

I just bought a teak headboard for my guest room and am now looking for a bureau...as i was reading your post I was screaming NO DON'T PAINT IT...but it really came out great anyway!! Well done.

Sandra said...

What a transformation. I love it! I painted my twin's chest in a black and then antiqued the edge. Love it!
Have a wonderful day.
Sandra

Chrissy @ Home.Kids.Life. said...

That looks awesome! I love the black color and the numbers! Great work!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

OOO-AAA, I love it and what a great spot for such a great piece. Thanks for linking up!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

This turned out great and I love the little vignette on it too. I just linked up a similar (kinda) project to Miss Mustard Seeds party. Would love your thoughts if you've got time.
Kristine
xx

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love what you did with that dresser. I always have a tough time with those mid-century pieces that have such straight lines. I always go for the curvy, feminine pieces and shy away from dressers like yours. The distressed black paint and numbers really make this piece special. I love it and will have to look twice at pieces like that.

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

brilliant redo!!

Anita said...

The dresses looks so updated now. I see that you use floetrol. I have wondered if it makes a big difference when painting? I'll have to give it a try.

michelle b @ every little thing said...

awesome! just found you over at mustard seed and love what you did with it...! the numbers are striking!
new follower alert! :)
xoxo

Holly said...

I seriously love this. The numbers are such a great addition. I have so many pieces to finish...I must add numbers to one of them!

Becca said...

I love the numbers on the drawers. Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday. It's so nice to have you come party with us!

Becca

Chrissie said...

I love the look of this dresser. I am on the lookout for the prefect piece to do this way!

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