I’ve got a really cool 3 part series for all you folks out there who want to give your old, ugly furniture a face lift! I’m going to show you how we exerted not much effort, and even less skill, and turned a $20 old, beat up looking dresser into something shabby chic and totally cute! I’ve got a great giveaway to go along with it, as well as a freebie for everyone, so stay tuned!
First, let me introduce you to our dresser.
We got this from a fabulous person off Craigslist for the bargain price of $20. I call it a bargain because I saw potential in the furniture, not because it was in wonderful shape. It was all scratched up and had nail polish on it, but I thought it had a kind of unique look and charm that you just don’t see every day, so I went for it. My plan all along was to paint the furniture. I’m inspired by The Nester and all her gorgeous furniture. The painted look may not appeal to everyone, but I absolutely adore it. The distressed look is my absolute favorite, because it encourages imperfections! For someone who is extremely challenged in the creativity department, I embrace this style, because it is really all I can do (intentional or not!). 🙂
Stay tuned for part 2 where I show you how we sanded and painted the piece using some seriously cool eco-friendly paint called Milk Paint!