Before and After: Shangri-la Dresser

October 4th, 2012 in member junk     
SalvagedSpaces SalvagedSpaces, member
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Before dresser 
Details of before dresser: 
After dresser 
Details of after dresser: 
Before dresser 

Before dresser 

Photo: http://www.salvagedspaces.com

We found this beat-up wood veneer dresser at a Habitat Restore. We decided to go with a clean white paint on this piece and I love the way it turned out. I also think it would look great in a funky color like yellow or red, but we are using it in our daugther's nursery and the white worked best. See more details about it here: http://www.salvagedspaces.com/2012/04/diy-shangri-lucy-dresser.html


Pattern or design used: My own design - Leslie @ Salvaged Spaces
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, white, bedroom, cream, asian

Comments (9)

JUNKALISTA writes: Beautiful!!! Posted: 6:23 pm on December 27th
TinTinJunkFan writes: wow! you gave it a great new white life! Posted: 8:23 am on October 18th
SalvagedSpaces writes: Thanks, everyone! I love this dresser. :) Best part about it? It only cost us $40! Ya gotta love junk furniture. :) Posted: 4:29 am on October 10th
gadgetsponge writes: Fantastic choice on the white. It looks so sophisticated and modern now. Such a far cry from the original look. A stunner! Posted: 8:52 pm on October 9th
georgiamoon writes: Very very very nice.
Posted: 7:03 pm on October 9th
MakinItHappen writes: Gorgeous! Posted: 3:48 pm on October 8th
NDJunkGirl writes: Seriously STUNNING. I will never get over how paint can change things. WOW. It's fabulous in white!

-Andrea Posted: 2:47 pm on October 8th
SalvagedSpaces writes: Thanks, junqueartiste! First we cleaned the surface with a damp rag. We also had to use wood glue and a clamp to get the strip of detail back on. Once that was done we coated the dresser in primer and then painted it Pale Bloom (Valspar). If I remember correctly it was an eggshell finish. We spray painted the handles, too. Posted: 3:12 am on October 5th
junqueartiste writes: An amazing transformation! How did you prepare the veneer surface & what type of paint was used??? Love it! Posted: 11:42 pm on October 4th
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