Monday, December 9, 2013

Craiglist Dresser Transformed Into a Beautifully Distressed Painted Piece

Craiglist Dresser Transformed Into a Beautifully Distressed Painted Piece of Furniture

Here's an upcycled painted dresser by Lexie.

Lexie scored this dresser on Craiglist for $50.00 and then planned out its new look. She knew that she wanted the hardware to blend in (vs leaving them their original tarnished brass color), but she didn't know how well the hardware would hold the paint...

Craiglist Dresser Transformed Into a Beautifully Distressed Painted Piece of Furniture

Lexie first sanded the dresser with 220 grit sandpaper and then wiped it down with water and vinegar (50/50) just to remove and extra dust and/or residue.

As for the hardware, she also wiped it down with the same cleaner, and to her surprise, not only did it take the paint well, her painted hardware is still holding strong.

Lexie painted this piece, both the wood and the hardware, with Olympic No-VOC paint in Swiss Coffee and then distressed it to complete the look: "I did lightly distress the edges of each drawer (there was some damage and missing detailed pieces) and a little distressing on the handles...not too shabby, but not too perfect)." 

This dresser happily resides in Lexie's home and follows her wherever she moves (she is currently moving for the second time in less than two years in the middle of her completing her graduate degree in Humane Education).

I personally love the final product, and I also love how she decorated the dresser with white distressed stacked mirrors and antique Ball jars. In my opinion, it not only enhances this piece, it also completes the look.

Wait until you get many more peeks into the rest of her house! Lexie's home is my getaway oasis!

Craiglist Dresser Transformed Into a Beautifully Distressed Painted Piece of Furniture

Thank you for reading our first post here at Sustainable Decor! We are pleased that you took the time to stop by and we hope that you plan to come back for more.

Moving forward, we decided that Lexie will be posting on Mondays, that we will alternate with Wordless Wednesdays where you will get an intimate peek at the decor in both of our homes, and I will be posting on Fridays.

We both are beyond excited to share our sustainable adventures with you and hope to see you soon!

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Priscilla

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