Hot Diggity Dressers: Part I

Hot Diggity Dressers: Part I
Hey there and happy Friday and all that good stuff.  I hope you woke up today and said to yourself, “I really need to see some great dresser makeovers today.”  Because that’s what you’re getting!  So many, in fact, that I have split them into two posts.  Here comes Part I.  Hold on to your pants:
Holly from  My Sister’s Suitcase used chalk paint, new hardware and sheet metal from Lowe’s to transform this dresser.  She just painted the metal and stuck it up there with Zot’s, which, if my meager crafting knowledge serves me, are adhesive dots meant for scrapbooking!  Ha!  Clever.

Dionne at The Turquoise Iris had a badly distressed dresser to contend with, so she figured “Why fight it?” and made it look even more distressed with a few more layers of paint and an aging treatment on the handles.  And a single stripe for extra radness! 

Martha found this Craigslist dresser and decided the wood grain was too beautiful to hide, so she declared it Opposite Day and just painted the pulls instead!  I love the look, such a cool contrast. See more on her blog Leone Design.

Jill from Bless{ed} Nest has a couple dresser makeovers up her sleeve, and also, really big sleeves.  This one was a Craigslist find and got a simple pale turquoise paint job and while the knobs got a coat of brass.  I love that combination.  If you had told me a few years ago that someday I’d be a fan of brass, I probably would have cried because it meant I was going to lose my mind in the future.  Glad to report that’s not the case.  I don’t think.

 Good gravy, I really love this one too.  Very Don Draperesque.  As my favorite character on Mad Men would say, “Sensational!” (My favorite character is Pete Campbell, if you couldn’t tell.  Please tell me you love him too.  Even though he is such a weirdo.  But when he dances, or wears his little pajamas … I just can’t help it.)
See more on Jill’s blog Bless{ed} Nest.

Check out Part II HERE!



  1. Penny
    June 1, 2012 / 5:28 PM

    I love Pete Campbell too! I also love your blog and check it all the time. I don’t DO any of the projects, I just think hmmm, I COULD do that if, if, if…I think your comments are hilarious and I often laugh out loud when I am reading them!
    Take care! (Another exclamation point in case the first two weren’t enough 😉

  2. Anonymous
    June 1, 2012 / 6:12 PM

    I actually was thinking “I need to see some dressers” lol You read my mind!
    Thanks so much.

  3. Colleen
    June 1, 2012 / 6:57 PM

    Oh no, not Pete Campbell. Oh no no no. My life was enhanced and perfected the night that Lane called him a “grimy little pimp.” Say it ain’t so, Lindsey!

  4. June 1, 2012 / 7:37 PM

    Love those dressers. I thought I was brave in my make overs, but I find it hard to paint over real wood. This inspires me! I love the color they add to the room.

  5. June 1, 2012 / 10:30 PM

    Love that last dresser!

  6. June 2, 2012 / 2:38 AM

    Thanks for featuring our dresser… what a fun group of makeovers 🙂 Love the campaign dressers in Part 2… why oh why do they never have those on my local Craigslist??

  7. June 2, 2012 / 8:33 PM

    Lindsey! Thanks for the features, Part 1 and 2. You have such a great audience.

  8. June 4, 2012 / 1:39 AM

    I love collecting chairs and chandeliers, but now I would love to add fun redone dressers like the ones shown here.

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