Back in my hayday…

Back in my hayday…
After Jennifer rescued  this distressed dresser from the back of a shed where it was storing garden tools and stacked high with bales of hay (true!), she stripped it down to the bare wood and rehabbed it back to its former glory.  She even managed to salvage the keyholes, which you couldn’t even see under the layers and layers of paint in the before.  Oh, if only the sweet, unsuspecting lady who sold it to her for ten meager dollars could see it now!   She’d probably want to
add a few more numbers to that price tag!  
Check out the whole process on Jennifer’s blog West Street Story.

And here’s another dresser that was in such bad shape, parts of it had split completely in half!  See the wood putty across the entire drawer? Luckily there are people like Becky who will take the time to lovingly piece it back together, because I would have probably used it to store my extra hay bales. I lovity LOVE the paint/stain treatment she used, especially how the original wood peeks through underneath.  If you love it too, you are in luck because she gives a step by step rundown on how to achieve the same look on her blog Doodle Bug.


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  1. March 1, 2012 / 9:49 PM

    Jenny did a great job… such a bargain. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anonymous
    March 1, 2012 / 10:04 PM

    Shirley said:
    Both of these dressers are beautiful! Thanks for this blog.

  3. March 1, 2012 / 10:30 PM

    I love the storys of the Before and Afters. The rooms always look so much nicer and the furniture and accessories are given new life. But my problem is the smell… of old dressers. I have a couple of lovely pieces that have been handed down to me and no matter what I spray, sprinkle or cover them with that smell of an old dresser never leaves the drawers. And clothes stored in these pieces have to be rewashed and aired out before they are fit to wear. I stuck a dish of cloves in my old china cabinet and it smells different but still not what I want to smell like. Anyone have any solutions??? I am tired of the odor! 🙁

  4. March 2, 2012 / 12:40 AM

    Beautiful! I’ve been loving the dresser posts lately and I’m going to be scouting one out this weekend!

  5. March 2, 2012 / 4:32 AM

    What a gorgeous transformation! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

  6. March 2, 2012 / 2:37 PM

    Mine in my room looks just like #1 before….I think I need to get some new hardware!!

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