Saturday, February 23, 2013

a dumpster-dresser makeover

About a month ago, we decided that we really needed a dresser for Nolan. We’d been making-do with the shelves of his changing table, but Nolan would go up to it and swipe all of the neatly-folded clothes onto the floor.

We checked Target.com for a dresser—too expensive. I thought about a future trip to IKEA (about an hour and a half away). A few nights later, Steve was taking out the garbage, and he excitedly told me that he found a dresser in the dumpster.

Is this really a dresser? I’m not 100% sure. I don’t know why it’s so wide or why it has doors. But I do know that it’s huge, heavy, all-wood and not particle board, and it has plenty of space for Nolan’s clothes.

So Steve cleaned it, sanded it…



painted it with one coat…

painted it with a second coat, and took out the tracks from the top two drawers since the drawers were missing anyway.
(P.S. isn’t that guitar cute? Steve painted that for Nolan last year.)


And we think it looks great!

Happy weekend!

19 comments:

  1. It looks awesome, all the furniture in my house is old and repainted! Love it:) good work!!

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  2. Love this so so so much - making me want to sand & paint Teddy's wardrobe...much love xox

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  3. wow i'm impressed! we did the same type of thing with william's dresser. my favorite part is the new knobs from anthropologie. his doesn't look as good as yours though. i'm not very handy :)

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  4. Looks great! I wonder what it was "supposed" to be? I love that you could hang a bar behind the door and give him his own coat closet while he's still tiny. What a great find!

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  5. rachel this is incredible!! what a great great find!

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  6. Wow, great job! I love it! Whenever I do have a home one day I am excited to look at thrift stores and garage sales for "treasures" to redo. You scored big on that one!

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  7. I love it! What a wonderful find! :-)

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  8. What an awesome find and the transformation is beautiful!

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  9. Oh my goodness, that's amazing! What a great find. You guys did an awesome job with it! And Nolan looks like such a cutie :)

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  10. WOW!!! You did a great job with this dresser makeover! I may just go check out some dumpster areas for furniture, then have you come over and work your magic! haha... it looks fantastic. :)

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  11. That looks great!! Good job! I am going to do something similar to the dresser that's in our guest room. When #2 comes along, the guest room is going to become the new nursery and so I'll be redoing the whole room. The dresser that's in there is starting to show it's age, for sure.

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  12. Wow that turned out great! I love white furniture! Like the hardware too!

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  13. Oh my goodness! Great work!

    xoxoMona.

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  14. That might be the best dumpster find I have ever seen! It looks awesome!

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  15. Wow, that's amazing that you found it in the garbage!!

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  16. You did such a great job! It looks new!

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