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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Freebie Fix-Up: Good Ol' Green & Gold

Every Saturday that I am in Vermont starts the same. Mike and I get up early, empty my car, put my back seats down and head out for garage sales (with a quick stop at McDonald's - coffee for me and frappe for him). A few weeks ago we headed out on our usual 4-hour loop, but before we even made it to McDonald's we stopped at a tag sale. I saw a dresser I liked, but at $35 it was too much to spend so early in the day. I told him, "let's keep going, and if on the way home it's still there and the car is still empty, I'll buy it."

We went out and tag saled all morning, and I forgot about the dresser until we were on our road heading home. I saw it, sitting on the side of the road, with a FREE sign taped to the front! I pulled over, packed it up and brought it home. Then I did a little jig in the driveway out of excitement!

The hardware was great, it had obviously been replaced, and I vowed to use it in the fix-up. I wanted to do something different than my usual white and gold, I wanted to go bold. I remembered I had a sample can of green paint. By using this paint I would essentially make this a $0 fix-up. So I got to it!

First I had to fill in a lot of dents, scratched and missing corners. I let that dry. Then I sanded it down, primed and painted. This piece took about a week to complete.

How do you like the makeover? I am going to touch it up a bit tonight before listing it on Craigslist. There is still a bit of white primer showing inside the bottom drawer.

Thanks for stopping by! Check out some of my other fun fix-ups I've done:


  1. Love it! You did such a great job! Too bad I don't live in Vermont or I'd be all over that. I'm your newest follower :) I love your blog, so happy I found it!

    1. Thanks Gina! Now following your blog too :) Have a great day!

  2. Wow, you did a great job! Love the color. Stopping by from Adorned From Above. :)

  3. Wow, you really scored on the dresser! Don't you just love when a deal comes along??? The dresser looks great! Just joined your site, found at my daughter's site, Trendy Treehouse! Would love to have you visit me at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com
    Have a weekend for of style, NeeCee

  4. Wow, what a great deal.....don't you just love it when you stumble on a great find??? How lucky were you! Found you on my daughter's site, Trendy Treehouse, and just joined your site. Would love to have you visited me at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com and join if you wish...have a weekend full of style! NeeCee.....LOVE the dresser! Great job!

  5. Well done, it looks terrific. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

  6. Hi Theresa,
    You did a beautiful job on this dresser. I love the color. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  7. Congratulations! You've been featured on Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday! What a gorgeous dresser and what a SCORE! Please feel free to stop by the website and pick up your button!

  8. Oh wow! Some people are SO LUCKY! I love what you did to save this little piece from the trash heap. It looks great. Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You helped make my par-tay a success!

    Warmly, Michelle


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