Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dresser Makeover

I'm so glad you are here!  Welcome to The Sasse Life where I'm sharing all my DIY projects.  Let's start off with my son's room.  Cooper's room has been a work in progress that has been taking longer than we planned. Oh well, slowly but surely. This was his room shortly after we moved in.

The dresser you see in the picture on the left was our steal. When we were living in San Diego and we had a roommate move in with us. Our roommate didn't have any furniture beside a bed. Then it all happened. One day when we came home right next to the dumpster at our apartment complex was a dresser and a tv stand. So we quickly snatched the dresser and it was perfect for his room (did I mention it was SOLID wood) The thing weighed a ton. We couldn't believe that someone was throwing it away. When we moved from San Diego, my husband and I took it with us.



As you can see the dresser was a little sore on the eyes with it's outdated
personality. So we decided to fix it up a little bit!

TAA DAA! Cooper's "new" dresser/changing table :)



Budget breakdown:
Dresser - free (found at the dumpster)
Sandpaper - owned
Primer - owned
White paint - owned
Blue paint - $8
Hardware - $10
Total- $18 with some elbow grease :)

Linking up HERE!


58 comments:

jessicajane said...

I am always tempted to take the furniture people dump by our dumpster, refinish it, and then sell it, haha. The dresser looks nice! That's a good steal for free.

jessicajane said...

p.s. i like the new blog layout with the font!

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Jacqueline said...

I like how you painted the dresser and Cooper is such a cutie! And thank you for your comment on my blog!!!

Hilary said...

Love that dresser- keep up the good work!

kimberlyann said...

Thank you so much everyone! It was worth all that elbow grease and work we used.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

As they say, one person's trash is another's treasure. And as a true dumpster diver...I am so glad that some people throw GOOD stuff away. ;)

The changing table turned out terrific and can be used even once he's out of diapers.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

Excellent job! Gotta love FREE!

Erica said...

I love dumpster diving or curb shopping or whatever you want to call it! Great job and thanks for linking up!

kimberlyann said...

Thank you! I know some people throw away items that just need some TLC. Luckily for us, this was left at a dumpster out our apartment complex. So I guess it was meant to be :)

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Great job! I love the colors...what a steal :) I love those finds....
Lina
Fancy Frugal Life

Erica & Betsy said...

I LOVE curbside freebies! This turned out great! New follower :)

threeoclockwinds.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Your dresser turned out great, you did an awesome job. Thanks for linking it the So Creative Party!

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Wow this turned out fantastic. Your little guy is so adorable too :) I especially love the colors and you can't beat the total cost! I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face. I hope to see you soon,
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-6-craft-link.html

brooke said...

Looks great! And the budget makes it even better.

A Lived in Home said...

I think it's time for me to go dumpster diving! I need some night stands to redo! Yours is so adorable for Cooper's nursery! Great redo! Come check me out-
www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Looks great! I love making found treasures new. Thanks for linking up
Emily
domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

that dresser is awesome! I love refinishing furniture. you did fantastic. it will be perfect.

I'm a new follower now!
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

The Miller's @ Prezidential Life said...

love how the dresser turned out!
We did same thing for my son when he was a baby. and when we found out my sister was pregnant we immediately did the same so she wouldnt get caught up in the excitment and buy a "changing table"

great job!!

the miller
prezidential life

ps. following you by way of Homemaker on a Dime

Cherished Bliss said...

Looks great! I wish I could find stuff like that for little to nothing! Guess I need to start looking harder : ) Thanks for linking up!

betweenarockandahobby said...

What a steal! Great Job!

Deborah March said...

FABULOUS re-do, and the lines of the dresser are so PERFECT for a wee boy's room too!

Deborah (visiting from
http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com)

Rose and Heather said...

What a wonderful job. It would be so nice to see you at our link party Crafty lassie Tuesday at http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/ Also, we are having a cool give a way and it is so easy to enter. Hope to see you there.
Thanks Rose and Heather

Big D and Me said...

Looks wonderful - love the colors - I have a post today that talks about favorite baby names and I have Cooper on my list - too cute!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Karen @ It's the Suburbs or Bust- Yo! said...

It's not your typical changing table, it's better! Come and link this with WorkShop Wednesday. I would make a great addition to the party!

Tara said...

Wow! It looks awesome! Great Job
Visiting from Ginger Snap Crafts :)

Lindsay said...

Wow, what a great find! I love the transformation of it all! Great job!

I would love to have you share this @ my link party, Show & Share--

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

Carrie @ One Pink Duck said...

That turned out great!

raising4princesses said...

wow, I'm so impressed. I've never had a changing table I thought they were just extra money for something unnecessary. But this is so awesome. Good job.
I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. I also have an awesome digital scrapbooking giveaway going on. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

It looks beautiful! I’d love if you’d come share this at my link party going on right now.
http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Seaweed and Raine said...

I always get excited when people find solid timber things on the side of the rd. ...
Cool make over. Did you add something to the front (the white part) to bring it out level with the drawers?

michele said...

wow! you've done a great job--bravo.

come visit anytime.

michele

kimberlyann said...

Thanks everyone!
@ Seaweed & Raine, we didn't add anything to it. It was already like that but I think the white makes it pop more.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

It turned out great, I love how you painted the drawers differently. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

kathryn said...

I love it... great colour choice! I'm a new follower and have just started a blog of my own (www.uglyducklingtransformations.wordpress.com)I'd love for you to check out my back alley dresser redo for my son's room!

Kathryn

Kristina said...

So sweet for your little boy! Great color choice, bold and fresh.

Kristina
@PearlGateway
www.pearlgateway.com

Heather said...

I featured your dresser at So Creative. http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2011/09/dresserchanging-table.html

beckyp said...

love your dresser what a steal! I wish more people around here would throw their unwanted stuff out

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Pamma said...

Looks fabulous...I always just love navy blue...so classic and crisp. Beautiful!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Sommer said...

Aww what a perfect piece for a little boys room! Love the dark blue. I would love to have you share your talents at my VIP today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/09/vip-party-26.html
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!! XO

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Kim! This is this week's favorite blog at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Just letting you know that I'll feature this tomorrow during the party and that I already pinned it on Pinterest :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Just beautiful -- love the color!

Karima said...

Hi, saw you on linky party feature, now google following you, would love it if you popped by, Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

Chrissy.Barile said...

Super cute redo! Thank you for linking up! Hope to see you next week!

Chrissy @ ForMamas

Bootersmom03 said...

Love the new color! Really changed the whole look!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

It looks awesome! Great job! Thank you for linking to It's a Party!

Oly Momma said...

That came out great! Good vision and execution. Thanks for sharing. - Jess at OlyMomma

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

That really came out nice! It is so cute for a baby's room! Great job!!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi Kim.. found your blog on a link party. Love the dresser remake! Our kids rooms are slowly being put back together as well.

www.thegrantlife.com
(Loooove your blog name too!!)

the cape on the corner said...

how fun! i love the two toned look!

Modern Wivelyhood said...

What a steal! Love how you painted it blue and white, very cute!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

Meredith Resnick said...

You did such a great job. It turned out so perfect! I am one of your newer followers and I just love your blog!

~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

Catherine said...

I love how this turned out. That's my favorite color so I want one now too!

To Sew With Love said...

this really turned out into a pretty dresser! love the color you chose! thanks for sharing...

Jen said...

Looks great! Love the contrasting colors and that shade of blue.