Sunday, July 24, 2011

Trash to Treasured Wedding Gift

I'm so sorry.  I totally missed show off Sundays this week.  I've been packing all weekend and just have the basement left.  After packing comes organizing for Saturdays garage sale.

I thought I'd share this dresser that I did for a friend's wedding exactly a month ago today.  Her then fiance found this baby in the TRASH.  Most of the drawers were broken and the paint was pretty badly stained.  When I heard the news of this rescued "first" dresser I thought that in addition to buying a traditional wedding gift I would fix up the dresser for the bride and groom as a housewarming gift. I have to admit I've never repaired broken drawers before, but I knew I was up to the task.  Plus it was a Broyhill Dresser, which I thought would be worth repairing.

broken broyhill dresserHere is a glimpse of the broken drawers

I decided to prime the dresser first before I tackled the mess with the drawers.

dark grey primer on dresserI have to admit I didn't even own clamps. I found these amazing band clamps at Home Depot that wrapped around and adjusted to any size.  I glued the drawers together and wrapped them in these band clamps and let each of them sit for 24 hours.  Then off to primer.

repaired dresser drawers

I used a silver metallic spray paint by Valspar and covered the dresser with two coats, then I used wipe on poly to seal.  The bride got some amazing knobs at Hobby Lobby that finished off the look.  I love how it came out.

silver metallic dresser

metallic dresser



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  1. Love this, it's GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing at the Weekend Warrior Link Party.


  2. Really neat, thanks for sharing!

  3. love that color. A bit out of the box and that is always fun. I have a piece that I swapped out with a friend that needs a fresh look but also has broken drawers. I like your idea of at least getting it painted. :) Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at beColorful. So glad you came by.