Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Craigslist Dresser: Before and After

Not sure if you remember this dresser, but I got this off Craigslist for about 40 bucks.  I have to be honest with you and tell you that I feel kinda guilty that I got it so cheap.  It may not be your cup of tea but I really, REALLY love this dresser.  I had planned to paint it white initially, but we encountered some issues and I turned to plan B.  I must say that I love the final color even more than I would have the white.  So without further ado, here are the befores........

Annndddddd here are the afters......

I had to share a close up of this flower.  I (of course) got these down the road and I believe the gentlemen that grows them told me it is a gladiator.  I am bound and determined to start growing my own flowers in the next few years.  I just can't get enough.  #nerd

When my FIL and I started painting the dresser white, all the years of grease and gunk started to bleed through.  Sooooo, I went home and remembered that I had almost a full gallon of the gray that we painted Jake's bedroom.  I decided that I would give the Behr Cathedral Gray a whirl and I couldn't be happier.  I think this is my favorite piece of furniture yet.

What do you think?  Yay or nay?

I'm also linking up with Thrifty Decor Chick  and The Cottage Market.


  1. looks good! i love the big doors on the dresser and for 40 bucks and paint you already had....cant go wrong!

    1. I know, I love a good bargain!!! I have to be honest that I love my cheap DIY pieces more than most of the new furniture I bought. Makes you love it more when you can put your own mark on it :-)