Now that my dining room is all finished, I can start sharing some photos and projects that went into this room! I had this old dresser sitting in a junk room for years. I really didn’t have a plan for it, but I just wasn’t ready to part with it.

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I’m happy to say it found it’s purpose! It was in pretty good shape; all it needed was a light sanding, TSP, and a few coats of paint. The best thing about this dresser makeover…I didn’t buy a thing. The dark grey is some leftover paint from my bedroom, the light grey paint is they same color I painted the dining room ceiling, and the knobs were extras I had from my wardrobe makeover. The silver paint is liquid leaf; you can find it at your local Hobby Lobby or Ace.

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I wanted to do something fun on the sides, so I used some faux tin made out of plastic. We have tin ceilings in our home, I thought this would be a fun way to incorporate texture into a furniture piece.

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And finally, the top of the dresser had to be durable. This area of the dining room has a bar vibe. I decided to sand and stain the top to match the wood floors the hubby and I refinished. I love the way this turned out and I can’t wait to show you the rest of the room! 

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Don't throw out old furniture! Give it a new purpose!

Cheers!

♥ miss marlene

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