12 January 2011

Deja Vu

I’m having a momentary lapse in my short term memory here.  I could have sworn I blogged about my dressers before but I can’t for the life of me find them in any of my old posts.  I raised both hands over my head and smiled just be sure I hadn’t had a stroke lol.
So if by some strange chance you have seen this before in an alternate universe you have my apology for being redundant.
After finding the perfect bed I searched high and low for dressers and nightstands to match.  I knew what I was looking for and I knew the price I was willing to pay.  It took a while.  Like one of those dreams where you see the door at the end of the hallway and the hallway keeps stretching, becoming longer and longer.   Well instead of a door I saw my dressers lol.
Until  a man posted an entire set of two dressers and two nightstands on Craigs List for…. $20.  Yes can you believe that?  That weren’t top quality, they aren’t antique and they came to me in urine yellow with gold trim!  But they were functional and the right style and for $20 I knew they would serve their purpose for quite some time!  Sadly… I cannot find any before pictures.  I know before and after's don’t really hold the same impact without the before.  Just imagine a dog pee’d all over your furniture!  Oh scratch that!  Just found one lol.  The nightstand was mid process in the picture below. Oh sigh, I try.
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Well it doesn’t exactly look as yellow as it really was.  But I promise you they were. 
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30 comments:

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

They are absolutely fabulous!!

I'm a new follower from Whatever Goes Wednesday.

Would love for you to visit sometime at...
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Thanks & Happy New Year to you!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those don't even look like the same pieces, sommer!!!! fabulous- they are so chic and grown up now!

Jolie said...

They look really great! It completely transformed it.
They look a little like the dresser that I made over here...
http://shoppingcandy.blogspot.com/2010/07/big-dresser-before-after.html

Cara said...

LOVE that mirror! Will you be selling it?

lucy said...

these look great!! the power of paint never ceases to amaze me:)

Ellen said...

It all looks great together, good for you Girl!
Thanks for sharing , can't wait to see more!

xoxo
Ellen

Heather @ The Black's Best said...

The dresser and nightstands are beautiful, I especially love the contrast between the dark top and white body on the dresser. Wish I could score a find like that. Craigslist hasn't done much for me yet.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Ooh la la, tey look French and gorgeous! $20, what a steal!!

Alison said...

Beautiful dresser! I have a similar one that I am planning to paint black also.

Chris said...

What an amazing find! I think the refinishing job you did looks wonderful.

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous job you did on this set. I don't need before pics, I know the yellow and gold. These are beautiful! $20, you go girl!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Just gorgeous! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

OK, I'm imagining the "before" color, not so pretty! You did a fabulous job on these pieces. I really like the black top on the white dresser, gives it a very expensive look. What makes these projects even better is the great deal you got. Thanks for sharing, good work.

Michael - Innkeeper said...

this looks amazing.

and omg ... so funny.. i have the SAME mirror sitting in my basement! someone was throwing it out so i took it from their garbage.

this was just the inspiration i needed!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Those look awesome! I know exactly what you mean. I had a hutch that color. Blech.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

These look fantastic and what a great price! I love how they came out- thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Sachiko said...

OH, so pretty! Thank you for sharing your amazing project at my link party!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

I love the black top on your beautiful dresser. I will be painting a dresser soon and now I want to paint it black like yours.
Traci

TidyMom said...

you did a FABULOUS job!!!

Thanks for linking up!! I featured your post in the wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-1-16-11/

Safe and Healthy Solutions said...

Just saw your post over on Tidymom...love the end results!! I love Craigslist!! Where did you get that mirror....I'm pretty sure that I need it! I'm your newest follower and would love if you followed me too!

http://ahomemadebykiki.blogspot.com

Blogging by Pictures said...

love the way the black and white looks!

i am your newest follower! You are more than welcome to come join mine. :)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

wow! They are so pretty, I love the white and black, it turns out lovely. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

Linda said...

You did a fantastic job on this. I adore the dresser with the black top! I have looked for bedroom furniture and nothing these days will fit my small bedroom. The old set that I have is like 35 years old. I have to old formica dark brown tops. I have no idea how to make changes to them. I need some suggestions!

Attempting Aloha said...

Great job! I think my set is almost identical to yours, but I paid $75 for dresser, mirror, hutch, and desk...I think your score beats mine!

I've only redone the mirror so far because I've had a hard time with the drawer pulls. Did you remove yours? I'd love any tips you have if ours are the same!

Here's a link to my set

http://attemptingaloha.blogspot.com/2011/01/98-easy-make-over-light-switches.html

(and just became a follower)

Aloha,

charlie

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Wow; what a transformation, Sommer. I can vouch for you that that style furniture is typically quite yellow. Your white and black combo looks sooo stylish on it now. And for twenty bucks - wow, again!!!

Thanks for linking to my party. I love seeing your projects.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

To Sew With Love said...

what a great transformation!

thanks for linking up at our crafty saturday party! can't wait to see what you have for next week!

tosewwithlove.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What type of paint did you use? I have similar funiture that I would like to paint like yours, but I don't want the paint to chip off. Part of my dresser set is laminate. Thanks.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those are sooo me. In fact, your dresser looks almost exactly like mine. Love it!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This makeover is so awesome ...love the look!!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

The dresser is stunning! This only confirms that buying new furniture doesn't make sense

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