Friday, September 13, 2013

Little Boy, Big Dresser: Chest on Chest Reveal

When I bought this dresser on Craigslist for $50, it was more than I usually spend for something I'm going to fix up and sell. But when I inspected it at home, I fell head over heels for it. The drawers move like butter and it is the most sturdy and well made piece I've worked on!



This guy started school this week, so I was able to bust out this dresser after finally figuring out what to do with it.



His first week of preschool went well and he came home to this in his room!











I obsessed about the hardware on this one. The top drawers measure 3" center to center, but the bottom drawers measure 3 3/4" center to center. The dresser only came with about 75% of the hardware, so I couldn't use that. Buying all new would be pricey...which I didn't mind if we kept the dresser. But when I tried the rope, I just knew it was perfect for a little boy's room.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!

~Allison
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15 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Just beautiful Allison! And those rope pulls are just so much fun!

Jaime Costiglio said...

Allison it's perfection! Love the navy wall against the white and wood. Very good choice with the rope handles, slightly nautical, so boy and I'm pinning.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Clever idea using the rope instead of expensive hardware, little boy like rope much better I am sure, Good job

Carly said...

Lovely! New fresh look!
xoxo Carly

Carly said...

Lovely! New fresh look!
xoxo Carly

Tami Michel said...

Wow Allison. This is one of my favorites. You really did a great job on this one!
Tami @ Curb Alert!

Julie Workman said...

I love it. What a great contrast for a boys' room!

Creative Raisins said...

Beautiful Transformation. A good wooden piece is hard to find and good working drawers are the key. I am in the same boat as you as my kids head to school I have been getting lots of projects done. ~ Lisa

Deb Hrabik said...

What a great piece! Really caught my eye at Miss Mustard Seed. Great job,
Deb@LakeGirlPaints

Abby said...

That is a beautiful piece of furniture, and your paint and stain job is gorgeous! Love the rope, what a nice touch!

Shakleemom4 said...

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For My Love Of said...

Stunning! You did an amazing job! Love the rope hardware, and the paint job is right on trend!

Kristen Soderberg said...

WOW! WOW! It looks fantastic! I would have spent the $$ too probably :) Come on over and link up at our linky party. http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/09/wonderful-wednesdays-linky-party-5-with.html

Hope to see you there!

Sarah Dawn said...

Did you refinish the fronts of the drawers too? The wood grain looks much more pronounced than in the before picture. Love it either way!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is the perfect dresser for a little boys room. Beautiful makeover!

Londen