Refinished Antique Dresser

Yesterday I told you about a great antique dresser Liz and Tom found at a garage sale for only $5! The “before” picture is below — it’s just the sweetest dresser, but needed a refinish.

And so my Auntie decided to give it a turquoise makeover!! She sanded the dresser down, then applied a primer, before painting it the prettiest shade of teal… “During” pictures are provided below.

Auntie was even able to find a similar piece of decorative trim at the hardware to replace the missing piece between the bottom two drawers…

The “after” pictures look amazing, if you ask me!

I just love the details of the piece :)

Anyways, hope you had a good weekend!


P.S. I’ll be linking this post to my friends’ blogs listed below — be sure to check out their link parties (also listed in the Links section on my right sidebar)!

C.R.A.F.T., CraftOManiac, Serendipity and Spice, Under the Table and Dreaming, Boogieboard Cottage, Skip to my Lou, Polly Want a Crafter, Between Naps on the Porch, A Stroll Thru Life, Coastal Charm, Tip Junkie, Ladybug Blessings, The Stories of A2Z, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Todays Creative Blog, Sugar Bee Crafts, Thrifty Decor Chick, Mommy By Day Crafter By Night, Not Just a Housewife, Claiming Our Space, Lil’ Luna, Savvy Southern Style, DIY by Design, Trendy Treehouse, Someday Crafts, Fine Craft Guild, House of Hepworths, Embracing Change, No Minimalist Here, I Gotta Create, The 36th Avenue, The Shabby Creek Cottage, A Little Knick Knack, Tidy Mom, Somewhat Simple, French Country Cottage, Common Ground, At the Picket Fence, My Romantic Home, The Charm of Home, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Home Maker in Heels, I am Only 1 Woman, Craft Envy, I {heart} Nap Time, Miss Mustard Seed

49 thoughts on “Refinished Antique Dresser

  1. Would love to know the name of the paint color. Looks like the perfect shade for the rummage sale dresser I scored for my baby-on-the-way’s nursery.

    • So glad you like it, Rachel! The paint color is Martha Stewart’s Hummingbird Blue (it looks a bit lighter green in the pictures than in real life). Good luck on the nursery dresser refinish — yard sale finds are the best :)

  2. What a beautiful shade of green – and the pulls are absolutely gorgeous –
    Loving all of it!
    Your newest follower – would love to have you visit and follow back

  3. I love the color you chose! I’d love for you to link this up to my party next week, Marvelous Mondays (it’s still open this week but if you want to link up on the first day, I open it on Sunday evenings)

    Have a great aftrernoon!


  4. LOVE the dresser and the color is great!!! Way to go! Your Aunt did a fabulous job!

    You are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality.. right? Please :)

  5. Five bucks??? That is just amazing! I would have snatched that too! LOVE IT!
    Thanks for linking up…I need to go wipe the drool off my face now.
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  6. What a great upgrade to that dresser. It looks awesome. I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess. Feel free to stop by and say hello. Have a terrific week. Athena

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