Chippy Dresser Makeover

After 10 years of marriage, I finally have a decent dresser!  And man are me and the hubs both enjoying this Chippy Dresser Makeover!

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If you’re a regular FB fan of ours, you may have remembered an entertaining convo we had asking how much you’d pay for this dresser:

Lol, most of you said not more than $50!  I’m laughing because this dresser would NEVER have crossed my mind BEFORE I came across this baby:

I learned SO MUCH about finishing furniture from this e-book.  I thought I knew a lot as I taught myself along the way, you know, just by being brave enough to try new things.  I quickly realized, though, that I had much, much more to learn.  Basically, their catch phrase is: “This is the book we wish we had before we started finishing furniture.”  Definitely worth the money… in my opinion (;

Now that I had an idea of how to really redo this piece the right way, it was fun to transform it:
 Viola!
Here she is residing in my master bedroom:

Just take a look at that chippy-ness! 
*whistle*

And the pulls! 
Oh, the pulls… love them.

I think the top is my favorite, though (:

  Consider this a sneak peek of this in-progress room.  
I know, I know… no judging… it’s a WORK-in-progress, remember?  I’ve gotten as far as painting but hope to have it finished this month in honor of my 10 year
anniversary! 
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  1. 1


    Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon

    So pretty! I love the top, too! If you asked me if I would want a "chippy" dresser when I got married, I would have thought you were crazy. Now, I would take it any day over shiny and new! Can't wait to see what else you do!

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    Debbie

    I love what you have done with this dresser!!! I'm heading right over to get this e-book, thanks for the heads up.
    I love refinishing furniture, I have the perfect dresser in my home just waiting for a face life.
    Congrats on your 10 years!!!

    x0x0x

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    Bettina

    Oh it's beautiful, I want one!

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      I’m due in April as well, and I’m planning to set up the fuiurtnre as soon as we are done remodeling our nursery. So hopefully by the beginning of the year. I want to give our animals a chance to explore the new surroundings, make sure everything is ok with the crib, and help set it up before I get too big. :)

  4. 5


    The {Prince} Family

    looooove! turned out so nice sis! now you have motivated me once again to keep at it with my own home projects. i love the weekends!

    lol

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    The {Prince} Family

    ps- it really does looks awesome. even though it's not aqua like you originally wanted. (you brave lady!) the white turned out so clean and simple!

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    The Vintage Farmhouse

    SWEET! Perfect amount of shabbiness! I'd love it if you wanted to link to my Creative Things Thursday Linky Party>>http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2012/02/its-that-time-of-week-again.html

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    Ladybird Ln

    love Love LOve LOVe LOVE IT! I love the chipiness.., and the top, and the pulls… you did such a great job. I could see this for sale and some fancy shmancy boutique! I can't wait to see the whole room!

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com

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    Chelsea @ {twotwentyone}

    Beautiful! You did a wonderful job refinishing it! I keep scouring Craigslist for a dresser to refinish for our living room TV.

  9. 10


    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    that turned out beautifully! i love the dresser's unique design!

  10. 11


    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    that turned out beautifully! i love the dresser's unique design!

  11. 12


    Jan@southernjunkin'

    Great restyle! Love the wood with the paint!

  12. 13


    Christine

    Kelli!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!!! WOW!! I think I have a perfect room for it if you want to give it up HAHAH :)

    I would soooooo love it if you would link up at The DIY Dreamer! PLEASE?!
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-3.html

  13. 14


    Toni K

    Gorgeous!

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    Karen

    Love it!! The Chipiness is to die 4. LOVE!!

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    Katie

    Love it!! You did an amazing job! I love the hardware too – and the top! It all looks amazing!

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    Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE

    Lovely as always!
    Have a great weekend!

  17. 18


    Kristen @ My Covered Bridge

    The dresser is beautiful! I love it!

  18. 19


    Elizabeth

    Love the new look! Hmmm…starting to think about what I could refinish…maybe that beat up table sitting in my kitchen! =)

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    Mama Jodi

    What a beautiful dresser. Nice vision.

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    Holly

    This turned out BEAUTIFUL! Great work!
    Holly @ Lifeasathrifter.com

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  22. 23


    Ras

    very generous but you’d think they’d ask your opoinin first. Did you know this was happening and you didn’t say anything?We moved when I was about 8 months preggo, but the nursery was one of the first rooms done. Except the crib. We waited until after she was here to set that up because my hubby is superstitious, and she was in a bassinet at first anyway.

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    Corry Heinricks

    Its absolutely fabulous….. (and you’re doing good, it took 25 years of marriage to finally get a brand new mattress) which inspired a repaint of my ugly dark brown wooden bed frame.