old to new!

take an old dresser found on craigslist…add a can of primer and green paint, a few hours, and you get this:

no, not sadie.

but, don’t mind the toddler already trying to ruin my paint job with her toy car. (btw, the green is a lot nicer in real life. trust me)

obviously… i couldn’t wait for rory to get home later to move the dresser in from the garage. luckily, it’s not very heavy and slid on the floor easily. (don’t hyperventilate, rory, i put napkins under the legs so it wouldn’t scratch the floor)

of course, it’s not finished yet! I ordered these knobs from anthropologie

…and i can’t wait to see how they look with the green!

sadie’s quilt top is coming along too. i finished the baby’s top yesterday, but haven’t gotten a picture yet. maybe tomorrow!


  1. wayy too cute jess! love the knobs. Can’t wait to see your quilts, etc.!

  2. Sooo cute! I love it!

  3. It turned out great! And it’s going to look even more awesome with those knobs! :)

  4. Great job on the dresser! I love the color and can’t wait to see it with the knobs on…be sure to post a pic!


  5. So cute! I love furniture from that era, so much potential to be made over…

  6. I was going to go on Craigslist and grab some green paint from the garage right away if I could have a Sadie girl like you;)

  7. I love, love, love this and have been wanting to do this–but haven’t found the piece to make over yet. This is my inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love the dresser! The lines are soooo, well, retro! I have some furniture to refurbish but need warmer weather.

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