Friday, July 8, 2011

The House That Creaks # 4 Crappy Credenza!!

"Oh. My. God.. Becky.. look at this dresser" said in my best Sir Mix-A lot Baby Got Back voice! teehee.. Seriously look at it's hideousness! Let me tell you though I was THRILLED to get it off of Craig's List. I certainly would not say it was a steal but I am at peace now for spending $45.00 for it.

The drawers did not line up.. so i tried different drawers in different slots and they magically lined up much better.

She had a nasty gash in the back. Poor thing, seems she has suffered over the years. She had a few spots in the front. I also had to re-glue some places inside and out.

Fixed her right up with some wood putty!! This took about 4 days. Because it was such a large gash. I put some putty on, let that dry.. sand, layer on some more, let that dry, sand. repeat until it is a smooth even finish.

Then I primed it. I have wanted to distress a piece, so I finally took the plunge well, dip really.. and gave it my first go. I wanted some yellow to show through the distressing instead of the brown wood. So on top of the prim I painted some yellow I had on hand and just put it where I wanted it to show. In hind sight I probably should have painted the whole piece yellow, just in case some day I want to distress it more. Note to self for future reference!

Here are all the pieces primed. I decided to do this inside 'cuz it is DANG HOT here in Tennessee and muggy and sticky, thick, humid.. you get the picture.

Here is a shot of the gash all patched up. It is more noticeable in the pic than in real life.

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Oh, and here is my new best friend! I just adore her. Hubby was quite amazed also. Not too distressed and not so all black either. Not sure how I want to dress her yet. That will come with more thrifting though. For now I have decided to keep the same hardware. I like the vintage look of it right now. That is easily changed on a whim.
Allrighty, thanks for visiting, hope you enjoyed it!

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Karen said...

Wow, Julie! I wasn't sure where you were going to go with that dresser, but I LOVE IT!! Distressed and chic at the same time. It turned out great! :>

Dru said...

Beautiful job Miss Julie! I love taking things old and making them new again - there's so much pleasure in it. Yours is definitely a beautiful addition to your home. Hugs, Dru

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Ack! I love it! I am so getting into this refinishing furniture stuff. I got the hardware for my daughter's dresser yesterday and hubby's gonna put it on this weekend and I'll have it finished.

specialcraftmom4 said...

OKAY that is amazing Julie!!!!! Did you take off the wood veneer or was it real wood to start with? Did you paint the top black too? This is something I will have to keep in mind because I have $0 for furniture and I would LOVE to have a piece like that one!!!!! Very nice indeed (: