Thursday, June 30, 2011

Roadside Find to Nursery Dresser

 So, it's no surprise to any long time readers that I LOVE to pick up furniture off the side of the road. Okay, well truth be told I hate to actually do it, but I am really goo at convincing my husband to do it for me! I have gotten quite a few signature pieces around my house from another man's trash.

The latest addition to the trash to treasures stash was a dresser for our coming baby's nursery. I had been searching garage sales ALL week long, and low and behold my husband happened to drive by the perfect project right around the corner from our house. My favorite thing about it, it was FREE!

So, follow my journey as I turn this:

Into this:
First, I wiped and sanded down all of the surfaces that were to be painted. 
To keep with the 'free' theme, I used some leftover 'Manhattan Mist' paint from our living room makeover last summer. It is the perfect gray/ blue hue to tie the other nursery elements together. 

It was a slight bummer that the dresser didn't come with knobs, but who am I to complain? I found just what I was looking for at Hobby Lobby, and wouldn't you know, knobs were 50% off that week. So, for a grand total of $23.00, I purchased 17 new knobs for my dresser. (Yes, I need 18, so I am on the search for just one more!)
While this dresser is old, all of the drawers are in working condition, it is the perfect size, and it was just the right price. I love thrifty finds! And with all the other money we are putting into another nursery, I am sure my husband doesn't mind either. check out the sweet detail on the base of the dresser below, it might just be my favorite part!
What thrifty finds have you had lately? I would love to see them!

Now for a little reminder:
Next week begins July, and a new weekly layout for us here at LTC. We hope that you will join us for our first ever LINK party next Thursday! I cannot wait to see what you have to share with us then!
Happy Thursday!

4 comments: June 30, 2011 at 6:34 AM  

Wow - what a wonderful find. You've done a great job turning it into something so lovely. And of course, it's my favorite price too!

Suzy xxx

Tiffany June 30, 2011 at 7:50 AM  

Wow! That looks fabulous! I do especially love the details at the bottom. What a great find!

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees June 30, 2011 at 4:39 PM  

That looks amazing!!! I have NEVER found anything on the side of the road/alley! I think I'm going to start looking harder because yours is adorable!

AbbyMaddyDesigns July 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM  

Oh yea! Free is my favorite price too! Hobby Lobby can order their knobs, so let them know and they should be able to special order you one!

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