Dresser Makeover

I wish I had a before picture of this dresser.

Dresser Makeover by www. DIYinRealLife.com

We pulled the dirty white dresser off the side of the street… Handsome Man fixed the drawers… And I painted the body gray and the drawers white.

Dresser Makeover by www. DIYinRealLife.com

We had it in our living room for over a year… ¬†Then finally the time came… I wanted to do something else with the space. So predictable, right? ūüėČ

Dresser Makeover by www. DIYinRealLife.com

So we listed it on a local Facebook Craigslist-type group… And boom. ¬†Sold it for $60.00!

Pretty good deal!

FREE + Some work = $60.00

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Got these ‘lil babies yesterday!

Bought these guys plus the matching chest of drawers yesterday on a facebook group version of craigslist!  CANNOT wait to get started on them!!!!   And showing off the AFTER look!!!  Whoop whoop!!!

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I’m already busy scrubbing and de-glossing…. (Mostly because I want them OUT of my living room and where they BELONG!! lol!!) ¬†Pictures to follow!

Side Table Makeover!

 

Side Table Re-Do by DIYinRealLife.com

We’ve all seen these tables… ¬†The ones that scream 80’s? ¬†The ones that look like they’re going to take more than a simple coat of paint?

This is a SUPER easy fix that is almost as quick and almost as cheap to do as a simple coat of paint!

 

Our friends had these tables and Handsome Man and I did a few projects at a their house over a weekend…. SO fun!!!

 

Check out the Before’s!

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

We had 2 side tables and a matching coffee table to start with…

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

We simply cut 2×6’s for the entire tops and screwed them in from underneath… Suuuuper Easy!

Also… You’ll notice it looks very warm and green outside? ¬†Yeah…. We did this last summer… Just getting around to posting about it now! ¬†It’s not nearly that warm out right now. ¬†I’m pretty sure our month of April is bi-polar!!!

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

A coat of primer and 2 topcoats of white latex paint later, this is what they looked like.  Better, right???

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

After that, I distressed them a bit and then glazed them with my favorite glaze from Home Depot.

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

We also painted and glazed the shelves in the living room while we were at it…

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

Looking spiffy, eh??!

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

Perhaps a little less 80’s now?

How’s THAT for an easy fix?

All it cost were the 2×6’s and some paint we had on hand anyway! ¬†ūüôā