Before & After: Connie's Ugly to Unbelievable Dresser

Before & After: Connie's Ugly to Unbelievable Dresser

Jason Loper
Sep 21, 2011

As Connie admits, this dresser put the UG in ugly in its original state. In fact, she was a little embarrassed to even admit she was buying it at a Goodwill store. After a hefty dose of elbow grease and sweat equity, Connie gave the dresser an unbelievable makeover…

As Connie says on her blog, Salvage Savvy, I promise that if you find a DIY project that excites you, [enough to actually do it] that piece of furniture, art, etc. will become one of your favorites. You'll never go back... when your friends tell you how adorable your accent table is, and you get to say that you found it for $10 and paid another $10 to fix up... those words become addictive. This dresser makeover is definitely one of those pieces that friends will rave about.

The new paint colors are very playful and lend a modern vibe to the vintage piece. That Connie was able to salvage the original hardware by repainting them with the same silver as the edges of the dresser is a wonderful touch. It would be a shame to lose such funky drawer pulls.

Check out the full details on Connie's blog — Salvage Savvy: How to Paint a Dresser.

Images: Style Savvy

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