Monday, April 8, 2013

Roadside Find Makeover

Remember this chest of drawers?

I told you about it here.  I found it at the side of the road in my friend's neighborhood. 

Well here it is now.

I painted it in Annie Sloan Old White and did a wash treatment on the top with Ce Ce Caldwell Seattle Mist.

The chest of drawers was in good condition, but one of the pulls was broken.  So I substituted one from the drawer on the top, and replaced all the pulls on the top drawers with knobs.

I gave all the hardware the same paint treatment as the top of the dresser -- a coat of Old White, and a wash of Seattle Mist.

The entire piece was sanded to smooth it, and lightly distressed.

And I painted the inside and sides of the drawers with Seattle Mist.

The bedside table got the same treatment.

I love the scalloped detail in the shelf, so I painted it in straight Seattle Mist to make it stand out.

This baby's big and heavy.  I painted it white to lighten it up, and make it a bit more transitional. It's really well made, with dove tail drawer corners and fastenings in the back.

It's off to Mr. P's Emporium, where hopefully it will find a new home to give it some love.

I can see these in a white bedroom like this:


From rubbish to refreshed!

Sharing at:

twelveOeight: Pretty Things
Timewashed: Blissful Whites Wednesday
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Elizabeth & Co.: Be Inspired
The Vintage Farmhouse: Creative Things
Green Willow Pond: What We Accomplished Wednesday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
No Minimalist Here: Open House
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday



  1. A very pretty combination. Will they be priced together or separately?

    1. I'll be pricing it as a set -- I think they were meant to stay together! :-)

  2. What a great transformation!! The 'before' is nice, but the 'after' is much better.

  3. Very pretty! Love the colors you chose!

  4. I love the title of your blog, made me chuckle because I can relate. Roadside finds are AWESOME! This dresser turned out beautifully! gorgeous gorgeous!

  5. Love it! My favorite place to shop is curbside. :)

  6. Love it! My favorite place to shop is curbside. :)

  7. Gotta love a roadside find! That is one nice piece too!! I hope you will stop by and link with us!

  8. SO pretty! These are the kind of blog pages I point new friends to when they say "Oh, it's so plain/ugly- the dresser needs to be thrown out".... "STOP! you need to see this makeover before you consider tossing it out!" Very pretty dresser and side table-- rah rah! well, done!

    Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tue@ linda-coastal charm linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    ~~My Current Project At The Party~~

  9. They turned out beautiful. I love the soft color! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. I will be featuring them later tonight! Have a lovely week!


  10. You are so talented, I love how you are transforming and upcycling old pieces that no one wants anymore (except us right?) I would love for you to join the Pretty Thing party at twelveOeight and link up every week. I think you will find your style right at home :)

    xo, Tanya

  11. So nicely done!
    I love the addition of the knobs, they are just right! the pain choices are wonderful and look so good together.
    Time for me to get painting!


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