I have a new favorite Wednesday night activity – driving up and down the streets checking out TRASH! haha, it’s true. We need a lot of furniture now that we have a NEW HOUSE, and I figure if I can find something on the curb, even if we only use it for a little while until we find something better, it’s totally worth it.
Anyway, I took my friend Rita on one of these trips with me, and we found this dresser. It had definitely seen better days, but it had all of the drawers and they opened nicely, so we picked it up!
I tried to use de-glosser so I wouldn’t have to sand, just like I did for our kitchen cabinets. But it didn’t seem to work on the dresser, weird, but whatever. I also decided, since this is just a dresser from the curb, I wasn’t going to spend a lot of time on it. So I decided not to sand or prime…
I used some paint that the previous owners had left in the garage, a nice off-white color. And then I bought some oil rubbed bronze spray paint to give the hardware a quick makeover (new hardware can be expensive!). So, all I spend on this dresser was the $7 for the spray paint (I used my $10 Lowe’s giftcard I got for FREE for “planting a tweet” – has anyone else used theirs yet?) – and I have plenty left that I will use for other projects!
Here’s the final product in our spare bedroom! Not bad for off the curb, right?! And it seems to be just fine without the sanding and priming.
Have you ever picked up something sweet from the curb? Did it need a makeover too?!
If you have any questions, leave a comment on the original post for a quicker response, but I’ll check for your questions here as well!