Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Yellow drawers update

Meet the new/old addition to Number 10.



The old yellow chest of drawers I found on the footpath last year have been given the Number 10 treatment.


This is how they used to look. Not very attractive but lots of potential.


I sanded them back and gave them a couple of coats of undercoat



I bought some trim to hide the gap that would show once we removed the damaged top.



...and this is how it looks on the drawers now


I filled and sanded all the holes in the drawer fronts and MONT drilled some new ones for the new knobs.


It's still sitting on our back deck at the moment until it gets a top coat and I find a home for it inside.
I'm so happy with the way it turned out...amazing what a little elbow grease, a coat of white paint and some new knobs can achieve.

13 comments:

  1. OMG, I thought you had been hitting up Provincial Living for a new dresser! That looks amazing Lindsey, I am impressed. Love the use of the Porta Trim too!

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  2. Great job, it looks fantastic. Your hours of sweat have really paid off. Well done. ;-)

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  3. You are so lucky with your "finds". Great job!

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  4. You are so right about it being amazing what a little elbow grease, a coat of white paint and some new knobs can achieve.
    Love it
    Alison

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  5. I am so in love with white paint!!! What a great makeover. Good job.

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  6. Thanks girls! I'm so happy with the way it's turned out too. Even MONT said it looked pretty good, which is a big compliment, seeing he thought I was bonkers bringing it home in the first place.

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  7. Lesley, that dresser is DIVINE!!!! I LOVE it. What a fabulous job you have done and I love the use of the decorative trim!! Just FABULOUS!! ~ Tina xx

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  8. Thanks Tina....I love the trim too. I looke everywhere for it and lo and behold, there it was in the big green hardware store, right under my nose!

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  9. That looks 100 per cent great! Love how you're living up to your resolutions too. xx

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  10. Great job Lesley! You have inspired me to get onto painting the dressing table draws that belonged to my grandparents.
    Gotta love that big green hardware store! The only problem is I can loose hours just wondering around there!
    S. x

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  11. Oh Lesley your drawers look fabulous and you should be proud of all that hard work! I love your new years retail challenge and I think that it is something my whole family will have to try. I wish you all the best for 2011 and for your challenge! xx

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  12. It looks fantastic! I just love the trim you added in :)

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  13. The dresser looks amazing! You can never go wrong with white I love the use of trim its a very nice touch. The value of the dresser just went up with all the effort and style you put into it. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. sincerely, new follower :)

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