Thursday, December 6, 2012

Furniture Transformation - From ugly chest to pretty nightstand!

It took more days to finish this DIY project than I was expecting. The good thing is... I AM DONE! So... Here is my spray painted furniture...  Hope you enjoy the transformation as much as I do!

  AFTER:
 
 
BEFORE... So ugly! This poor thing...


 







 
 
How much did I pay for this? NOT MUCH: $20 for the chest (Craigslist), $11 for the round bun feet, $6 for the mount plates (feet), and around $20 for spray paint.  :-) I love a good deal!
 
 
Soon I will be sharing a few things (tips) that I learned from this project. But you know the best lesson? Love and patience can make the world prettier! ;-)
 
I hope you all have a great day!
 
 Link Up Parties:

TDC Before and After

57 comments:

  1. Visiting today from NaBloPoMo. Usually when I look at painted furniture, I prefer the wood version, but there is something very compelling about this one. I don't know if it is the feet or the contrast with the handles, but I actually like the painted one better.

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    1. Thank you Rennata! I am glad you like it! ;-)

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  2. Wow that is incredible! Very nice job!! I love it!

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    1. I know... I can't take my eyes off it!! hahaha

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  3. I'm with Rachel on this, I just think that dresser is incredible! Great job!

    Cindy Huber

    http://www.blogher.com/story-max-dog

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  4. Yay! I love it! I knew it would turn out wonderful! :) The paint job looks so smooth and flawless! Fantastic work!

    Julie

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    1. Thanks for following the progress, Julie! I appreciate all your comments along the way! ;-)

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  5. lookin clean, pure, and fit for a queen. bravo!

    hope you'll have a moment to stop by where i have a giveaway today
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/swedish-style-katrin-cargill.html

    peace to you.

    michele

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Michele! I will check that out!

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  6. Fabrizia, it's perfect. Awesome job.

    Paula DiFrancesco

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  7. I am so super impressed! :O

    Boy I wish I knew how to do that! Absolutely beautiful. :)

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    1. Thanks Larissa! Believe me... If I can do it you can do it! ;-)

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  8. Just gorgeous!I like this transformation a lot, Fabrizia!!
    Hugs Vicky

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  9. You did a beautiful job on this dresser. I'm following on GFC and would love to have you follow me back. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    1. Thank you, Debi! I will definitely follow you back... :)

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  10. Do you have a tutorial for the dresser to nightstand transformation?

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    1. Sorry, I do not. I replaced the feet (to lower the height) and spray painted the chest. I will write a post later sharing how this transformation took place! ;-)

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  11. Love the bun feet! Amazing transformation! Good job!
    Roz

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  12. Huge gorgeous improvement, great idea adding the bun feet. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime.
    Joy

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  13. Beautiful!

    Stopping by from Keeping It Simple!
    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  14. I must say that I really like how you switched up the feet. The little bun feet look as if they've always belonged. Good job!

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    1. I am glad you like the new feet! Thanks Cynthia!

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  15. Wow! What a transformation! Great job Fabrizia! Love your blog. We found you at Keeping it Simple and we are joining your site. Hope you will visit us and join us too!

    Linda and Jeannie @ The French Hen's Nest

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    1. Sure! I will join your blog as well. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment!

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  16. Great job! I've always admired women who could do paint jobs. Wish I have you patience. :)

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  17. You definitely gave this piece a new life! It looks fabulous. ;) Megan

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  18. Wow! What a great transformation. So glad I found you on Elizabeth & Co. Patti

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  19. Ohmigosh...GORGEOUS!!! I love it:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  20. Oh Fabrizia, it turned out so pretty. I'm doing one now and only hope it comes out nearly as nice!

    Hugs… Tracy@CottonPickinCute

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  21. good morning...wonderful job...I love to paint old, inexpensive dressers and make them beautiful and that is exactly what you have done...just became a follower...please come on over and visit...take a look at my older posts...I think you'll like them...ie: kitchen repainting etc...Happy decorating, Mariaelena

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  22. It's amazing how a little paint can totally transform a piece of furniture!
    I'm excited to stop by your blog from a blog hop! I'm following you now and am excited to see more amazing recipes! Feel free to stop by and follow
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow what a transformation! Love it!! You did an awesome job!

    www.cinsarah.com

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  24. Very nice! I would've never thought to switch out the legs for bun feet.

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  25. Hi There!!!! I'm Hanna. LOVE your blog and I love making new friends!!!! I am your newest follower:) HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! You can find me anytime at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    xoxoxo Hanna

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  26. Wow, that piece had a really rough start! But it's a beauty now!

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  27. Great transformation! I'm pretty new to all of this blogging too, just started in November 2012 so it's great to see others like me. I'm now following you and I look to your spray paint tips post.

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  28. That looks great! I have an old dresser I am hoping to redo soon too. Thanks for the inspiration.

    I would love if you shared your idea on our blog hop: http://sneakyspoons.blogspot.com/2012/12/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop.html

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  29. Hi Fabrizia,
    Thanks for following back. Thank you so much for sharing this post at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 29.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
    Linda @ With A Blast

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  30. Thanks so much for linking up to Catch as Catch Can--your link was the favorite from last week's party!

    very nice job on your transformation. :) sooo pretty!

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  31. Gorgeous chest! Great job, simple and elegant!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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  32. Wow, great job...and what a great deal! Around here when it's solid wood (no matter how "distressed" it is) the CraigsList prices usually start at $200. I have to lurk for months to find REALLY good deals. Perfect size for a nightstand (and I love ANYTHING that adds storage! Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick

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  33. Very pretty! It had such potential to begin with, and you really brought out the best in it! Found you through Thrifty Decor Chick's link up, newest follower! :)

    April Hoff
    housebyhoff.blogspot.com

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  34. Don`t you just love a great furniture makeover. That is a beautiful piece.

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  35. Great transformation!and that piece had a really rough start! But it's a beauty now...
    Hotel furniture
    ...thanks foe sharing.

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  36. Love this piece. I would like to showcase it on my blog.I just can't believe this is spray paint. Mind Blown! Bravo!

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  37. I'm with you. I've never anchored anything to the wall. But thank you for posting this! I will need to get on that ASAP!!

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  38. This is one of those pieces I see, suggest to the owner it outta be painted and I get "What?!?!? It's wood! You can't paint wood!" Oh yeah? But it looks crappy! Haha!

    You made this tired old nightstand look like a gozillion bucks! LOVE it! I did the same thing with a nightstand of mine. The white paint made it look so much richer :-) I love your finished bedroom BTW too! (Visiting from Better After)

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