Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sneak Peak Living/Dinning Room

Thought I would show you a sneak peek of one thing in my living/dinning room today.

This is a dresser Hubby bought at an auction a while back, I wasn't quite sure why he bought it.  I thought we really had no need of a dresser, just goes to show I shouldn't doubt Hubby's buys!  After a bit I realized I was going to snag that dresser and use it in our living room.  I wanted something next to the front door that could be a mini "mud room".  You know, a place to drop the mail, kick off dirty shoes, drop your phone, purse, etc.  We don't have a mud room, wish we did some days!  So, here is the dresser before.

 Two coats of Kilz primer, and three coats of white paint later, and this is what I have now!

I left the knobs with the original finish, and I love the contrast with the white.  Remember that serving tray?  Yeah, showed that to you a couple weeks ago, it is working out wonderfully as a place to stick the mail Hubby brings home at night!  It is so nice to have it all in one place!!
So, my total cost?  $5. Yep, that's all.  Hubby picked up the dresser for $5 at an auction, gotta love it!!  The paint and primer were things I had on hand, so no cost there.  I hope you are having a great week!  It is almost over!!  Looking forward to this weekend, hopefully, if it doesn't rain too much, I'll have a couple things to show you next week!

Linky parties:

Just Because I Love It!  By Tools Are For Women Too!
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage 
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed




  1. What a great find and transformation! I had one like it years ago but had to get rid of it because it wouldn't fit in the moving van :( I wish I still had it.

  2. it looks great Mel! I love that original knobs. They contrast so nicely. Really makes the whole thing just pop.

  3. The dresser is great. You are so lucky that your husband likes to get stuff like this. Saves you from doing it! He has a good eye and you are good with paint.

  4. What an adorable dresser; great job!


  5. Melissa, that turned out absolutely adorable! LOVE that little dresser in white -- great job! :)