Thursday, July 29, 2010

Before & After: Bedroom Dresser

Another corner in our master bedroom is almost finished.  I need to work a bit on the styling, but I mainly wanted to show you the dresser and mirror.  I found the dresser at a tag sale for $20.  Here is the before...
I always forget to take before pictures, so this is after we took off the hardware.  We (my husband) painted it MS 'Gravel'.  It was from Martha Stewart's old paint line and I love this color of gray.  We used the existing hardware, but my husband spruced up the hardware (it actually took a lot of elbow and grease) by using Brasso and paper towels.  Here is the after:
I found the sunburst mirror from Pier1 for $12.  It was originally red, but I painted it a metallic silver.  Here is another picture of the dresser and how it looks today in our bedroom.
Not too bad for a total cost $32 (dresser, mirror and paint).  I know, I need to work on the styling, but don't you love before and afters?

12 comments:

  1. Holy Moly!!! Love that mirror, the color of the dresser, everything! Great work.

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  2. Beautiful and love how it is in a very similar color to the walls of the room, a very soothing look. Great job!! Janell

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  3. I also LOVE a good "before & after" story! The mirror turned out sooo good! I remember the "before" color and you completely turned it around! It's a stunner now! Well done, Fran!
    -ME xo

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  4. Not bad? Its great, I think its beautiful and I love the color you picked out. That Martha sure does know her paint :)

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  5. The grey is beautiful. And don't you love Brasso? It does require elbow grease, but the results are amazing!

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  6. You did a fabulous job! I love a good DIY. Gravel is a lovely color.

    I have that same Pier One mirror, but it came in a yucky copper. I painted it a softer gold. I adore it and it looks so expensive!

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  7. $32! No way, the whole arrangement is amazing! So chic!

    Luvs!

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  8. Goodness, I love paint. The transformation is always amazing.

    Have a good weekend, Fran!

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  9. There is nothing a fresh coat of paint can't solve! And for $32, no less. Come do my whole house? :) Have a great weekend!

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