Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gray Mirage Part 2

These are the finished items I painted more stool is missing from the pic that I already found a home the way,
I have a mini wooden stool obsession and I can't pass up a single one!

But the best part of my day yesterday
was when my sister-in-law called
to say she spotted a $10 dresser at Goodwill! I trust her eye and agreed to have her 
purchase it for me and I would pick it up right away!

This is how it looked when I brought it, yellow, magic marker...
what was somebody thinking??? YUK!

I had just enough of my leftover Gray Mirage paint (that I happened to already have out!!)
to transform this baby into what it should have been all along...

Here is the first coat as it is drying...I only needed to do some touch up after that 
(Ben M. pulls through again!) 

and 6 new dark bronze knobs ...
(which cost more than the dresser!..but still worth it making this dresser a $35 renovation)

I love dressers like this because they can be used as storage in just about any room!
And I do like to rearrange a lot, so this piece will do me just fine!
For now, it will grace the front parlor (or living room) and serve as baby toy storage!

So baby can have toys downstairs but can be hidden away when company calls!
Have you used a dresser in a non-traditional way? If so, please share!!

Liking up to Fabulous Friday Finds!!


  1. are you a mind reader?? was just thinking today about using my parents dresser as our t.v. stand... already have an entertainment center, but thoughts were going :)

  2. I love it! So glad it worked for you...or rather, you made it work for you, with your amazing skill! Can't wait to see it in person soon. I love it in the parlor!

  3. Love old bureaus in every room! Yours looks great!

  4. the dresser must have let out a huge sigh of relief after being restored to a thing of beauty. i love to use dressers in non~traditional ways.



  5. Great dresser all dolled up with it's new color. I have a dresser in my laundry room that holds tablecloths, napkins, paper plates, etc. Love it.

  6. Wow! what a transformation! That dresser is gorgeous now. Great idea for toy storage.

  7. The dresser turned out fabulous! It looks great in your beautiful LR, too! I would have never thought to put a dresser there, but it makes wonderful sense to use it for extra storage. Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea!
    ~ Jo :)

  8. Oh goodness...this is just a beauty! Thank you so much for linking your wonderful creation up at Frou Frou Decor today!! Have a great weekend!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  9. Beautiful! I love the way it turned out! And those knobs are perfect!

  10. This looks amazing transformed! You did a great job! Thanks for your nice comments!!

  11. I love all your beautiful things but especially the dresser...I agree they can be used anywhere..I use one of mine in the living room at the end of the couch!!

  12. Absolutely beautiful!
    That color is just perfect.

  13. You have a beautiful home, I love your neutral colour scheme, very inspiring, and your mothers tiara sounds gorgeous!

  14. A beautiful transformation and a gorgeous room!

  15. Hi Lisa Girl!!
    Oooooh! soooo sweet of you, NO!! how wonderful of you to post such a comment of beauty for the Sanctuary sing I created for you!

    I just love your home...Why could I not find your kind of perfect Sanctuary to grow in. The bayed window is a site of beauty and the art of living in your home the creative way you do is soulful.

    I really cannot wait to see what plans you have for the Sanctuary sign and keep me posted...PLEASE!!!
    Your blog friend,


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