Breaking out of the color rut

This is another dresser that was found on the curb, destined for the dump.  I just feel the need to "save" all the discarded pieces of furniture.  I see what they can become....they almost always have a lot more life left in them, they just need someone to help them transition.   This one had a few minor problems.  It had a drawer that was broke and the top was in pretty bad shape.IMG_0442

 I decided to turn this into an entertainment center.  I built shelves in the top part to house the receiver and blue ray player.  I used some tongue and groove wood that I found in the scrap section of home depot to build the shelves.  I also flipped the top over and stainedd it a deep ebony.  IMG_0441 IMG_0440

 I decided to do this one in a bright cheery color.  I have mainly stuck with the e blues and whites up to this point.  I chose a buttercup yellow for this project and then distressed it and sealed it with an ebony stain.  I really like how this turned out.  I liked it so much that I kept it.  I had originally picked this up for a friend to have but it really was too big for her space.  So I gave her the one that I had made a few months back.... it too was found on the curb.  (I love curbs) :) Ok enough chatting.... here is the pictures.  



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  1. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.August 25, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    What a great save and a beautiful color choice!

  2. […] the need to ‘save’ all the discarded pieces of furniture,” confesses Sherry, the Upcycle Addict.  That’s why she brought home this dresser with a broken door and damaged […]

  3. This is beautiful! I found you on Roadkill Rescue and I love the colors you painted it!! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at! We'd love to see this at our party!

  4. Thanks for the lovin!!!!! :) Thanks for the invite!!!!! I did show up to your party :) I love your blog... I'm now a follower. Happy blogging.

  5. Love your refinish! I'd love to find one of these:) I posted scrappy pumpkin to the party!

  6. Curbside finds are my favorites!! This is gorgeous too. Featuring at my party today at Redoux, starts at 2:00 PST. Thank you for sharing!

  7. […] know how much I LOVE curbside shopping and a good Dumpster Dive.  This clever girl from Upcycle Addict transformed an curbside find in poor condition and transformed it into this gorgeous entertainment […]

  8. Thanks for the feature!!! I love me some Redoux!!!!! :)