Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A "new" Tv dresser FINALLY

I have been longing to do something about this dresser for suchhhhhhhhh a long time, and I always used the excuse/reason that it was too cold outside - snowing - raining, but since I don´t have a garage where I rent I guess those excuses were legit (in my head at least). But the other day the weather was good enough when I came home and I had, had enough of that ugly thing, so I attacked it :D
With a little help I dragged it outside to sand it down, and dust it off....phuff half way there.
Or maybe not since I was going to paint it in two colors, I sought advise from a website called homemakeronadime, I love looking at since she and her mom are always painting things like this and the outcome is always so beautiful.  

Sorry about the mess - but this is what it looked like
And this is where I was having problems - I didn´t know how to mask this area
This is not a very pretty dresser.. Agreed?

Sanded and dusted

So it was masking time

I started by painting the gray in

Then I "inverted" the tape and painted the white

I have to say that was not the fun - est thing i´ve ever done.
The dresser it self and the drawers were super easy - I taped the inside of the dresser so it got a bit of a border.

the whole thing drying

AAAAnd taaadaa.....
I´m super happy with the result, and the whole living room lighted up once everything was in place again.

Voila !!

I´m loving the white
That feeling of accomplishment lasted for probably a week - and I think I asked my boyfriend at least 10 times - don´t you just love it haha :D
Thank you SJ for your advice !!

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Oh, my goodness! You'd never think it's the same dresser :) Woohoo! Great job. I'm going to feature this in my post tomorrow called Recognition Day Thursday. Great job, Inga!

Ruth said...

I think it looks AMAZING! I did the same to an old bookcase from Ikea - painted it off white - and it looked great. :-)

Heidi said...


Thanks for stoppin by my blog. I love the idea of what you did for the dresser! I do think if you wanted to add Just a tad bit more sass you could get metal ornate handles. Super easy to install and paint them the grey and distress them with a bit of 220 sandpaper. But that is my opinion take it or leave it...I think you did a fab job.

hope you come back to visit

xoxo, heidi

Inga´s Haven said...

Thank you guys - I´m really happy with the results :D
@ SJ thank you !!
@Ruth - you should show us the bookcase if you have a before - I love those kind of posts
@Heidi - I totally agree and I looked for some metal handles but I couldn´t find any that I liked .. thanks for the comment though, much appreciated :D

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Inga! Here's the link

Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Kittie Howard said...

Hi, I'm dropping in from Homemaker's blog. Happy I did! The Before and After pics are amazing. You do good work, girl! And your whites blend nicely, the walls, sheepskin... Good eye!

Christine's Pantry said...

Job well done!

Lisa said...

I love it! what a difference!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job!!!

The font you used is REALLY hard to read!! I only looked at the pictures!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment and inviting me over to your cute blog! :) New follower here!
I love how the tv dresser turned out! Awesome job on it!
xoxo from Germany,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Great job I love the outcome, looking forward to seeing more of your work :)

Inga´s Haven said...

Thank you guys :D I love getting comments from you - puts a smile on my face since I´m brand new at this blogging thing ;)

Andy Porter said...

What a beautiful makeover! It's absolutely stunning!

Thanks for the link!
Poppies at Play

Chas said...

Fabulous transformation! Thank you for the wonderful comment at A Woman's Haven!

Kelsey said...

Hi Inga! Your dresser looks so great painted! That's awesome that Homemakeronadime helped you out like that! Gotta love blog land! Anyways, I saw your comment on my site and wanted to return the favor! I am glad I did... and I can't wait to try out some of your delicious looking recipes :)


Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

This looks great painted white. Fantastic transformation!

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a lovely white dresser. It really looks like a totally different piece of furniture than in the before!

I finally found a quiet morning to visit everybody again and actually leave a comment this time.
Thank you again for playing in my We Love White linky party!

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