Refinished Craigslist Dresser: Freakin’ Fantastic!

Jan 27th, 2012

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For those that may not know, every Friday here at All Things Thrifty, I highlight some amazing furniture for you to see! I love furniture, and creating fun, colorful, unique pieces of furniture for your home is a GREAT way to make it your own personalized space!

Today’s freakin’ fantastic furniture post is being pulled from All Things Thrifty’s archives! {BUT, more importantly, it is a PREVIEW of what is happenin’ around these parts.}

dresser beforeI refinished this NOT-so fabulous 70s dresser in March 2010.  All it needed was some love, Krylon Ivory paint, elbow grease and glaze. But with time, this crazy decorating chica needs change. So with the help of a master rearranger (who cares if that isn’t a word…it fit perfectly!) my friend Liz. We moved around the furniture a ba-dillion times. I had already decided to place my IKEA mirror on the stencil wall due to the advice of my other go-to girl Jo. Do you remember my $3.00 stencil tutorial…it’s one of my all time favorites!

The furniture placement in my home is not an easy decision, and I sought the advice of my favorite girls. Do you have girlfriends that help you with decisions like these!?! I definitely need back up sometimes. refinishing furniture Can anyone tell me what is missing!?!? I’ll even give you a hint…check out the original post when I refinished the dresser!

Oh, and since I know someone is going to ask where I got the amazing rusty spring lamps, I got them at Alice and Jay. Finding the perfect lamps has been a CHORE, but these bad boys were THE. PERFECT. ONES. The peeps at Alice and Jay were soooo nice and sent them fast! The lamps remind me of growing up on my family alfalfa farm, and I loved the industrial touch!

My house doesn’t have enough installed lighting in certain areas, and it is very dim. So I have been searching for a pair of lamps for this spot for awhile. I think we are going to need to install some can lighting in our ceiling in the long run because our house is just NOT bright enough. These table lamps definitely help! Do you have the same problem in your home?

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I can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on! I have been sewing pillows, designing walls in Photoshop…the whole nine yards. I LOVE CHANGE!!! Stay tuned for some fun tutorials coming up soon! Have a great weekend!

The lamps were provided by Alice and Jay. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Those lamps are very cool, I really like them with the console/dresser thingy. I have a similar console but mine is peacock blue…now I know what it will look like in white and it's beautiful!

  2. This is gorgeous! I have to say it fits in perfectly and looks like you bought it brand spanking new! Fabulous!


  3. I love it all!! Love the white on the cabinet and love love love….did I say LOVE the lamps…fits into what I have been looking for…thanks, Linda

  4. What fun lamps! Our house has no overhead lights anywhere except the kitchen. It is so annoying. The changes are you took off the hutch and TV, and moved it to a different wall! I didn't even have to look at the other post! How's that for observance. Lol. I actually looked at it last week, when I was showing pictures of the dresser to my husband. I'm getting ready to do my first glazing project and was showing him how it would look.

  5. Love those lamps and the dresser! I am curious, I thought your TV was on that stenciled wall? So where is it now? Don't get me wrong, I love what you've done!

  6. Brooke @ says:

    La Vita Bella and Casie,
    You are both RIGHT…we moved the TV. You will have to wait and see where we moved that bad boy. We are working on a new project! Stay tuned.

  7. perfection! and I looooooove that wall paper. Really has brought the room together!


  8. That is one fantabulous transformation!!

  9. Please tell me where you got those lamps! They are awesome!

  10. Love this piece! Looking forward to the new tutorials.

  11. The mirror looks so awesome on that wall! Can't wait to see the finished project! ;-)

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