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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Freaktastic Furniture Challenge

Mandi at Vintage Revivals is having a challenge on her blog today.  The challenge is  to buy a piece of furniture for your house  that kind of scares you a little.  Last summer, was the first time I started buying used furniture & painting it.  It is a little scary!  

This is the beauty I took a risk on....
It was unique & I loved the shape of the legs!
It was only $20! So I figured even if it didn't work, It wasn't a huge risk!
We cleaned it, sanded, & wiped on liquid sander over the whole piece.  Next, we primed it & covered it with a few coats of white spray paint. Then we just spray painted the hardware that was already on it & put them back on & it was all done!  
Here it is now!
It turned out perfect for my daughter's bedroom!
You can see more of her room HERE.
It was a risk that I'm so glad we took! 
Since then I've purchased quite a few pieces of cheap furniture & refinished's a lot of fun!!

Stop by Mandi's blog Vintage Revivals & check out the cool couch she is taking a risk on!


  1. that turned out amazing!!! now, i am not so scared to jump in on this one.. thanks for the motivation!!

  2. Hi Sally, I love how this dresser turned out it's beautiful thanks for sharing. In fact your daughters room is lovely as well.

    Shinay Key

  3. Thats really beautiful! That black would scare me too, but you have made it amazing.

  4. Wow!!Hubs used to refinish (never paint!) furniture, but I never have. I bought some tag sale pieces to do, health issues put that off so I miss this challenge, but sometime..... It's sure true that there's nothing that can't be improved with a can of spray paint. It looked pretty hopeless to me, I confess, in the before. The after is gorgeous! You have better imagination or whatever than I. Well done, very well done.

  5. Gorgeous refurbish! I am your newest follower from Sunday Social!

    Cheryl@ Prickly Banana

  6. Hi! I am your newest follower from the Sunday Social. Love the dresser!! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Kelly @ The Creative Chickadee

  7. Love this! Thanks for the follow- following back via Linky Followers. Hope you'll check out Clutch week this week on my blog!

  8. That turned out SO beautiful! I really need to refinish some furniture! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  9. I LOVE it! You did a great job on it! I am visiting from Thee Blog Hop and I am a new follower! I hope you will stop by and do the same.


  10. Beautiful before and after, I am always amazed at what paint can do (and some elbow grease!) to transform something. Here from Cherished Bliss and your latest follower :)


  11. Fabulous redo! The dresser has such nice lines and looks gorgeous in white...perfect for a girl's room! Visiting from Curb Alert!, so happy to be now following. :-)

  12. What a beautiful piece! Great job freshening it up!

  13. Beautiful work!!!
    Take a look on my blog and if you like we can follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  14. It is really a great challenge. Having that great result.

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  15. LOVE the white color choice.
    Thank you so much for linking up to our previous Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! I would love for you to link up again this week and look forward to what you have to share, the link is up and running all weekend.
    Thanks! Tami @ Curb Alert!