Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cheap Thrills!

It is astounding how a little paint and a few new knobs can transform an old piece of furniture!  When we bought the Coral Cottage all of the furniture was left behind for our use.  There were a number of pieces that we saved and freshened up.  

This chest of drawers is an example:

Here is a closeup shot of the dresser after we took the old knobs off and painted it with primer.

The top large drawer is in the bottom position here--we were just trying to let the paint dry:)
For the final coats I used semi-gloss paint from Sherwin-Williams that was the same color as the Coral Cottage front and back doors.  It's called Coral Reef SW6606.  I think it made this old piece really snazzy!

Some new drawer knobs added a nice punch!  Hobby Lobby has a great selection of decorative knobs and they always seem to be 50% off every time I stop in to shop...which made each of these knobs about $2.50!  Cheap thrills!

Now this dresser is proudly sitting in the Coral Cottage front bedroom  and it gives me a little moment of joy every time I see it and remember the transformation!


  1. My goodness! I don't think you could have planned it any better to go with the comforter and the rest of the room. Don't you just love it when things work out?!

    1. The beauty of it is it could go in several of the rooms.