Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Driftwood dresser: Before and After

I saved this little dresser before it was thrown out because I saw lots of potential. It was in great shape, except for a few grasshoppers. After a little sanding, paint, and stain, it has new life! Hallelujah!


Here she is before....

And after...










Let me tell you a little bit about the handles. I wanted to find some unique, vintage handles but I was too impatient. I also wanted it to be a little rustic like the dresser (is it rustic-maybe beachy?) I have driftwood garland that I love, and as I was driving home yesterday an idea popped into my head for the handles. I painted the driftwood, bound it with rope and tied the rope through the original holes. They're sturdy and hold up nicely.

8 comments:

Ms. Bright said...

Great upcycle!!

Charlie said...

um those handles are AMAZING! i wish i was creative! ughh!! it looks really great...nice work, girl :)

Design Blooms said...

wow-Thanks ya'll! It was a fun project.

Bromeliad said...

Wow. That's so creative.

You should post it at my blog party.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that dresser is beautiful! i love that it would fit well with modern or vintage decor.... greay job! thanks for joining my first party!

Chrissie said...

The handles are nothing short of brilliant!!! I love that idea, you are sooo creative!

kayce hughes said...

Brilliant and beautiful! I love it.

annie said...

what a transformation...love the handles.