Monday, October 4, 2010

$7 Yard Sale Dresser

I got this cute little antique dresser for $7 at a yard sale a few weeks ago. I put in in my bedroom at first and then decided to bring it in the kitchen so I could see and enjoy it more. The bottom part of the hutch that was in this spot is in my laundry room and the top is in the attic. I'm sure you'll be seeing it again some time in the future. My mom said she may want to use it for awhile. The dresser already had this aged green finish so I am leaving it like it is for now. I try to avoid painting if I can 'cause it is a pain! The mirror was gone so I bought this fall fabric today at HL and just hot glued the edges onto a piece of cardboard and stapled it to the back of the frame. I am planning to change out the fabric for Christmas and whenever I want. A very cheap and easy project which is what I love! I am trying to come up with some kind of arrangement over it and on the sides. Not sure if the bunny tray is staying or not. It may go somewhere else. Hope y'all are getting some fabulous fall weather like we are here. Have a great night and a terrific Tuesday!




26 comments:

suzyq said...

$7!!! What a great bargain - I wish I could find some like that!
Suzyq

My new reality... said...

What a great find! I could so see this in a bedroom as a beautiful, shabby chic dressing table.

Viola
www.alongandwidowedroad.blogspot.com

Melissa Miller said...

Oh that is sweet and looks so welcoming. Very charming Angie! Love it all and especially the way you arranged the vignette.

Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

Shelia said...

Hi Angie! I can't believe you got this darling piece for $7!! It looks great here and I love how you've dressed her!
We're getting some cooler weather too and I love it! It's way over due!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherry said...

what a great bargain and i love the fabric idea for the mirror! it looks great!

Amelia said...

Wow - love that fabric picture - quite a transformation...the green looks aged and seems to fit right in with the rest of the area (of what we can see in the picture)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great find, Angie! Love the color. Good idea with the fabric; you could even make it into a chalkboard or cork board, and if you do it with inserts, you can make all those things interchangeable.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow - the bargain of the year! I love it and the color is just perfect. I am thinking of painting two pieces I have that very color. This helps me to see it - fantastic deal! Linda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful find! It looks great in your kitchen! Love the fabric idea.

Sheilakay said...

Looks great LOVE the fabric!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a great find and it looks good too!

A Hint of Home said...

That looks really good in the kitchen. What a great bargain!
Nice idea to cover the board and put it in a frame.

Lisa said...

What a deal! I love the color and the fact that you put it in your kitchen! Great idea!

Sandra said...

Wow $7?! What a great find!
Blessings,
Sandra

Susan said...

Gorgeous! and what a great price! I really like the fabric you used too.

p.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment ;o)

Jodi said...

What a GREAT deal, $7, WOW, I am never lucky enough to find a great find like that! It is darling, I love the color!

Jenni said...

The dresser looks wonderful in your kitchen, Angie! And what a great idea to add fabric where there was once a mirror! :)

I hope you are having a great week so far! I have some catching up to do on your blog! :)

Blessings,
Jenni
{Beautiful Nest}

Mimi Sue said...

Perfect shade of green. Great find. Mimi

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Very cute. I wanted to ask you...Where did you get your kitchen/eating area panels. I'm still (after all this time) looking for curtains for my kitchen and the buffalo check on these would look great in my kitchen and not clash with the waverly "country plaid) I have in the living/dining area. tk

Betsy B. said...

What a great find and I love the color!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

O.k. - I'm totally jealous. A beautiful dresser - already green - only 7 dollars - you lucky girl. And how clever of you to add fabric to the missing mirror frame. You'll have it all looking cute - all the time! Great find!

Kristi said...

I LOVE this dresser and it is EXACTLY what I have been looking for!! i'm coming over and stealing it from you!! LOL! I love how you did the fabric in the mirror part how FUN!

Kim said...

Love the look of this dresser in the kitchen. It makes a great desk. The fabric is a nice touch too!
xoxo,
Kim

madge1967 said...

I love what you did with your Fall Decorations Great Job!!!!
Melissa

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Lovely idea of the fabric in place of the mirror! I am enjoying browsing your blog and admiring your photos; and, I so love yard sale deals, too. :)

Lesa's Life said...

Bargain!!! Love the fabric in place of a mirror!