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Thursday, October 8, 2009

You better believe I made it without my hubby!

I seem to have become a handywoman of sorts
since opening my first antique mall booth recently.
I dunno, something about necessity becoming a mom or something....

The gals at Shanty2Chic are throwing an
party (or as I like to call it, Extreme Makeover, Ugly Dresser Edition) over on their blog, so here's my contribution to the festivities!

To my dismay, I have no true "before" pics,
but I purchsed this woeful little dresser at a local flea market
for a pittance. It was dressed in a thick coat of black paint and had no drawer pulls.
I thought I'd be thrifty and decided to tackle the paint job
with a super cheap gallon of white from the Habitat for Humanity store.

Exhibit A:

Oh, one other small detail...I'd never painted furniture before. 
Hard to believe, eh? ;-)

I pretty much took nastiness to a whole new level with this project.

Realizing that skimping and shortcuts just weren't gonna cut it, 
I did my research and headed off to the Depot to get the tools of the trade.

Afrer sanding, priming, painting with Behr Creamy White Paint, 
doing a Ralph Lauren Tea Glaze and putting on Antique Glass Knobs 
( all without my better half ), here's the final result:

All dressed up and ready for her new home at my booth!

Be sure to head on over to see all the other industrious wives at


Unknown said...

Anne, it's beautiful! It really turned out great!


Anonymous said...

Bee-u-tiful~!! Make sure you charge for all your time! Love it!

stefanie said...

dont you love white paint, it makes everything sooooo much better!!

The Little Red Shop said...


: )

Julie M.

The Flying Bee said...

Fabulous Anne! It came out great and looks perfect in your booth. I truly believe that there is nothing a can of white paint can't fix. Am I right, or what? Props to you for pulling it off with your hubby!


The Flying Bee said...

Sorry! That was supposed to be WITHOUT your hubby....the whole point, right? Hello! Anywho...good job girl!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Why you done good little missy...real good!!!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Your dresser looks so great in white! I love the glass knobs and RL Glaze is the way to finish off a great furniture rehab! Too cute! Thanks for linking up with us! ~Ashley

Mindy said...

Ha! Look at you! Very nice. ~Mindy

Blue Creek Home said...

And she is a beauty!!!
Good job.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Much better! You're going to be a painting fool now you've started down that road.

savvycityfarmer said...

you'll most likely sell by weeks' end!

Michelle Hughes said...

Looks great! I have a similar dresser on my to do list!

Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That is beautiful! Bet it sells FAST! :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Thanks for posting this to my party. You did a great job! Has she sold, yet?

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

super awesome! :)

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