5.14.2012

DIY Color Block Dresser


I recently revamped a mid-century dresser I purchased at a local thrift store for $20.  I was inspired by {this} little beauty at Anthropologie. I decided to give the color blocking a try.

 If you are into vintage furniture then you must Restore A Finish. It is such a time saver.  Instead of sanding down and totally refinishing a piece of furniture you just purchase {this} stuff and paint right over the existing finish.  It it gives it the glow of freshly refinished wood. 

So, the project went as follows:
1. Bought a dresser for $20
2. Bought supplies at a local hardware store:
Restore A Finish, 3 various spray paint colors
3. I restored the finish on the dresser
4. Taped off the lines on the dresser and spray painted the dresser

Wow.  Simple enough right? Total cost: roughly $45. Total time: 1 hour.







13 comments:

The Bookness said...

Turned out great!

Alea said...

Wow! That looks AMAZING! And what a thrift store find! I love going thrifting, and I think there are some amazing deals on stuff around my town but furniture (especially dressers) is really hard to come by.

Your dresser looks so good. Nice work!

melifaif said...

That is so fantastic!!!! Love it. I am going to keep my out for one of these to fancy up. I need dressers oh so badly. :) Thanks for the inspiration....

Rachey Elder said...

Look at you! So creative, I love this!

Cara said...

so cute! retro chic!

tifsong said...

love it! and you! it's been too long.

Liesl said...

How fun and so well done!!! :)

meig said...

What a great idea! It turned out really lovely!

Elisa said...

I love the different blocks of color.!

SG Angela said...

wow.... nice. I love the pop of color.

Daryl said...

AMAZING! The color really makes an ordinary piece into something really special. I wish I was creative like this!

I am a new follower of your blog. It's really nice to meet you!

<3 Daryl
Roots, Wings & Other Things.

Olivia Carter said...

Wow, that is just GORGEOUS! Must try it sometime. It helps that it's a GORGEOUS dresser to begin with!

shopgirl said...

this is freakin' awesome! Brilliant job Rachael!

p.s. I tried the link above where you can purchase the stuff without having to sand, but it didn't work? help?

xo
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