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Yard Sale Dresser

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Well here it is, do you remember my $45 yard sale dresser?  I’m always quick to start and slow to finish, but happy with the end result!  I really wanted to stain the top of the dresser and paint the bottom.  The stain would not take evenly, I stripped, scrapped, and sanded, it just didn’t look good.

If I had known now what I figured out after working on that top, I could have finished a lot sooner!  I ended up using 3 different kinds of knobs.  When I went to Hobby Lobby, I just couldn’t make up my mind.  I liked too many, so I picked 3 coordinating knobs, that look great together.

Aren’t they perfect, Mr. Refresh looked at me funny, when he first saw them!


I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint, Old Ochre and Duck Egg Blue.  Waxed with clear and dark wax.  Now I need to accessorize the top,  move around some wall decor and smile at it every time that I enter the room.  What do you think??  I love to read your comments, thanks for stopping by!

Sharing my yard sale find at:  The Nester and
Furniture Feature Fridays
Perfectly Imperfect

It’s a special day for my yard sale dresser, she got featured over here:

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    22 thoughts on “Yard Sale Dresser”

    1. That is simply breathtaking, and I’m sure you’re sporting a super wide smile every time you see it! 🙂 It makes such a statement in your home! I would love to have you hop over to my blog to look at some of my latest projects, and I would be honored if you followed me and liked my page on Facebook! I’m your newest follower! 😉 Gotta share the blog love, right? Hope to “see” you soon!


    2. Very nice refurnish!! Love the color palette you chose!! We’ve got 2 other dressers we are featuring tomorrow (Tuesday) at our blog, and we’re adding yours too! Come on over this week, and grab our new ‘FEATURED button, if you’d like! Thanks for linking it up & sharing it with us and our readers at Our House Of Joyful Noise! Join us every Tuesday if you can!

    3. Love love love it. Those knobs are fabulous too. Thanks so much for sharing at the kick off Blog party. Summer paint projects are the best way to start.

    4. I’m totally jealous. I would love something just like this to use as a tv stand. I need something long with storage. Well done! Can’t wait to see what you do next.

    5. I have a whole bedroom set from craig’s list in this “frenchy” design. I just took a chalk paint class and as soon as the paint arrives, I’ll be painting mine! I LOVE seeing yours done. Looks great! I’ll be keeping a pic for reference. 😉

    6. Wow! I’m in LOVE. The blue top really makes it, you will many more transformations that you will be able to stain, this piece just wanted to be completely painted 🙂

    7. LOVE ..LOVE .. LOVE IT .. did I say I LOVE IT .. the knobs are great .. the blue is AWESOME … what a great new look for the dresser

    8. Debbie, love the dresser it is beautiful!! Like the blue top and the mixture of the knobs is fun, and adds character. Great job!! Wished we lived closer so you could teach me how to do these things.


    9. Wow! I found you via The Nester and I l-o-v-e your dresser! I have one so similar to that! From the pics it looks like the base is a pale driftwood-ish color…I just looked over at my handy-dandy Annie Sloan color chart and realized it is a pale khaki color with the wax over it…so pretty! I love that you did the top in Duck Egg…that’s a surprising twist and I love the eclectic knobs…great job!!!!


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