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A well-loved tree lawn dresser got a second chance with Chalkworthy! You know all of those buy/sell/trade sites that are floating around Facebook these days? They are amazing. Ask me where I got my well-loved pieces from, years ago, I would say Craigslist. Now that site is just swarmed with retailers, and well, buying things from strangers is always a bit frightening. SO – these local buy/sell/trade sites are my jam now. Mainly for the reason that you can really look onto someones profile for whom you are purchasing an item from. It brings a sense of reassurance to the entire process. They have “porch pick ups” – and other safer options which I adore.
Back to the dresser!
You all know what a trash picker I can be — but being pregnant puts lifting heavy things off of people’s tree lawns off-limits. So, I commented – how much I loved the dresser and normally I would rescue it from the rain and bring it home with me. Wouldn’t you know the lady who posted messaged me and offered to drop it off at my house for me! She said she’d love to see it go to someone who enjoys fixing up furniture. I was just in awe — could not believe the generosity! A week later, there it was, in my garage just waiting to be kissed.
This project is the perfect example to show you guys that “being creative” is not a must when it comes to transforming a piece. I always hear “Oh, I’m not creative I can’t do projects like that” Need not feel the pressure of completely changing the look, or doing something drastic. Some pieces just need a little attention, that is all. Not a lot of fuss – So when I saw this beauty I knew the exact spot it needed to go and I knew that the color did not need to change.
I adore that rustic white and those rough handles, it gave the piece character. It needed a serious scrub down and stickers removed and a few large chunks that were missing sanded down. I turned to my one and only Chalkworthy and picked the color White Linen and gave this dresser a fresh few coats and applied the clear wax to seal the deal.
Now we have a gorgeous dresser in our entry way that fills out the spot SO much better than the previous bench!
I love the detailing on the feet on this dresser – it was a charming piece that just needed a home!
Of course it’s adorned with some of my cookbooks. If you didn’t know it already, cook books are my love language.
These dark winter days make it harder to photograph, but this white dresser brings so much more light into this space.
I wanted to keep some of the edges rough – you can see around the feet and drawers where it still looks used, and that is just the way old furniture should be.
This mammoth was butting in the entire time I was attempting a picture. Probably wondering what his mother with a giant belly was doing balancing on the stairs for a good shot –
Keeping the decor simple, the mirror is from target it is still available 🙂
Yet again, another Chalkworthy success – now my wheels are spinning on what I can incorporate or build for the little man’s nursery this spring!
Anyone tackle a Chalkworthy project this winter? I’ve had plenty email me and I’d love to see your results!
(Duke is 9 months old. A good boy, but a constant reminder as to why I prefer lap dogs)
And if you’re digging those numbered stairs, you can read more about that project HERE.