Monday, June 13, 2011

The Pretty Dresser Found a Home

I'm home!  You know what that means? The dresser has a new home, too. My newly finished dresser is finally in my room and I'm lovin' it.  This all started back in March when I found this at Goodwill:



I updated by painting it white and adding fun sparkly knobs.  Much more my style! If you missed the step by step process on how I refinished it, you can find it here.


I wanted to update my room by switching out my little girl/teenage furniture with something more modern and more me, and since this is my first week back from school, I finally had the chance to do so. Don't be mad, but I was a bad blogger and totally forgot to take a picture of my old dresser that sat in my room for 8 or 10 years...but here is its matching desk set, so you can imagine what the dresser looked like. 
It was big, had a laminated wood top with mirror attached, and had some floral designs on the top.  It was cute for being younger, but out it goes!


 In with the newly refinished dresser:




Fresh flowers in pretty jars and vases are a must!





I lined each drawer with a coordinating paper: 


A cake plate is a fun way to display my favorite flowers for my hair: 


Still loving my Anthro knobs: 



Hi (: 





....and, end picture overload! (:
Crisp, white, chic dresser all for around $80 {including the dresser, paint and finishing products}


Have you refinished any furniture lately??
Love,
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PS. I'm sharing this post with Amanda at Serenity NowPrimitive & Proper, Remodelaholic,  Between Naps on the Porch &  



 Beyond The Picket Fence


AND

I'm guest posting over at Simplified Bee, sharing my tips on how to maximize a small space

58 comments:

  1. I did my own diy at the beginning of the year. The photo is a bit outdated though, because I have a lot of other things on the dresser now.

    http://waitingformeg.blogspot.com/2011/03/it-is-time.html

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  2. i love it!! it turned out so great. it's been a while since i've done a furniture diy....i'm thinking i may need to work on something this summer!

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  3. it looks right at home! :) love the pretty wall color, too!

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  4. It looks gorgeous! Love all the fresh flowers! I know you are glad to be home for awhile. I've been at my parents all week and I'm sad to leave today!

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  5. and it look super pretty at home too!!! very chic!

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  6. WoW!!!!! I LOVE it!!!!!!! Super Cute!!!

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  7. M, it looks amazing! So fresh, clean and pretty : ) And I love how you styled it!!

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  8. i love this shooting lady..great mood in this blog!the colors make me feel relaxed..have a nice day..if u want come and follow me if u like my blog..:)
    kiss

    Patchwork à Porter

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  9. Great blog just found it not to long ago and have been in love with it ever since. I admire your passion for decorating, I have been in love with decorating ever since I was little too.... So I kinda know what it feels like. But I give you credit for taking a leap and becoming a interior designer (your going to be great at it). Your inspiring me to go into interior design as well and do something that I am actually passionate about!
    Great job on the dresser, it looks great in your room and I really love the square mirror you hung above it.

    http://youngdiy.blogspot.com/

    xoxox Kendra

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  10. It looks fab Michaela!! Those knobs are perfect!

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  11. So pretty! It looks great! I love the knobs!

    xo Michelle @ A Little Bit of This & That

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  12. WOW. Michaela it looks amazing!! I LOVE fixing up pieces of furniture. What a fun piece!!

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  13. Just love the dresser's new home! Looks so chic and pretty there! Great job! :)

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  14. It looks GREAT, girl! I love the little knobs :)

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  15. Sometimes I can't believe the things people take to thrift stores! Can you imagine parting with that dresser? I can't. You did a great job of updating it, I love it!

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  16. No, BUT, you are inspiring me to do so. I have some pretty cute, old fashioned furniture that was my childhood furniture. I think if I update the paint and clean it up a bit, it'll be great!

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  17. I LOVE the dresser! It turned out so perfect. You've inspired me to do something similar!

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  18. What a pretty piece and it looks so great in white!

    Bet it's nice to be back home!! Enjoy it, one day you'll long to be back! :)

    xo

    http://the-bright-life.blogspot.com

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  19. I remember when you first found this dresser over spring break - absolutely love the final result!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  20. Looks perfect! I love the tiny accents you used to decorate, especially the cake plate!

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  21. seriously... that dresser is a jam.

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  22. It definitely gives me a French feel. I especially love the cake stand display detail!

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  23. I bought an almost identical dresser and gave it an almost identical transformation. I sold mine and earned a tidy little profit. Yours is so pretty and looks great in your room.

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  24. The dresser looks fantastic in its new home! Love all the accessories too. Great job!

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  25. oh i love it! i love white! and those knobs are amazing! :)

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  26. this is so very pretty! I love the knobs - and everything else about this piece. So fun!

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  27. I love everything about this! The photos are amazing :) first time to your blog! I hope you'll come visit me sometime! xo

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  28. Such an amazing piece, Michaela! You did such a good job.

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  29. This is absolutely stunning. I'm moving house soon so I'm excited to start with a blank canvas of a bedroom and I will definitely be taking inspiration from this!

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  30. It looks absolutely wonderful!! Definitely more modern and grown up! And I love the displayed flower clips!

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  31. Oh, how lovely it turned out!! love the mixture of different knobs and handles you picked!

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  32. Great job Michaela! It turned out beautiful

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  33. Looks great! I'm looking for a new dresser at the moment for my bedroom and this would be perfect. Very jealous :)

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  34. michaela - this is awesome!! i would die for something like this - totally my style!

    and ever since you said you wore poppy i wanted to try it. i did and loved it and my sis got it for me for my bday....but you always come to mind when i see it :)

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  35. I LOVE it! I need to be on the lookout for something like this that I can do for my room at home-home. :)

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  36. Michaela you are soo talented! I would be so afraid to DIY such a big project, you make it look so easy & chic :)

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  37. Loving the way you redid this. Anthropologie seriously has the greatest dresser knobs!

    xo Lynzy
    www.sparklingfootsteps.com

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  38. So so pretty. I love the dish of flowers. And who is in that cute picture on the wall with you??? ;)

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  39. It turned out beautiful. I'm your newest follower. Hope to see you at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  40. So pretty! And the cake plate with your hair flowers is SO pretty!

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  41. I love it! Upcycling is the way to go!

    Hope your summer goes great, sorry we didn't get a chance to get togther before you left!

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  42. Looks like it's happy to be home! Love the cake plate for your flowers!

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  43. wow! it looks so good, you did an amazing job :) I have been dying to find a piece to re-do !

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  44. look so great! I especially love the glass knobs! xoxox, Julia

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  45. I cannot believe you found this at Goodwill! This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  46. I know I am a bit late, but I hope that your final week went well for you! Your dresser looks fabulous in its new home. I love the use of a cake plate on your dresser - so creative!!

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  47. that looks great! i recently redid a dresser from goodwill also! it was only 25 bucks and turned out great. so great to re-purpose a used piece....

    http://intothatsortofthing.blogspot.com/2011/05/friday-flip.html

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  48. Super cute. I love these type of dresser. The knobs are perfect.

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  49. Beautiful job on the dresser! Wow...that's an incredible transformation. I love it!

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  50. Your dresser reminds me of one my mom purchased recently on Craigslist. It has nice bones, but needed a finish update because that wood tone is not so great. But now it's gorgeous! Found you on DIY Showoff, btw.

    I recently refinished a white dresser as well, but I prefer mine to be crisp paint, rather than distressed. Love those Anthro knobs on yours. Anthro has the best hardware.

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  51. I love anthro hardware ... who am I kidding, I love the whole store. I also love your dresser. I'm a new follower:)

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  52. where are those curtains from? i see them faintly in the background...love them!

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  53. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

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