Lady in Red

Earlier this month, during a trip to our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, we came across an old dresser in desperate need of a face lift. We had a feeling that, with a little TLC, this particle board princess would serve as a lovely console table in our home. Well, after a bit of sanding, painting, and reconstructing, she is ready to make her debut!

Here she is when we found her at ReStore…


First, we had to clean her up and sand her down to create a suitable surface for the primer to stick to.


Then came the hundreds of coats of red paint. Not really hundreds, but at least four or five. Those of you who have ever painted anything red know that it is not an easy color to work with.


 

Next, we attached contemporary brushed nickel hardware. We also opted to scrap the bottom two drawers to add a shelf for two seagrass baskets. We decided early on to use the piece as a console table instead of a dresser, and this simple step gave the piece a whole new look.

 

Finally, after a lot of love and patience, our new console table is ready to roll. Here she is in all her glory!


Isn’t she lovely? Okay, I’ll stop with the song references. What is even more fantastic than the end result itself is the price tag.

Budget Breakdown:

Dresser . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25

Paint & Supplies . . . . . . .$20
Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . $18
Baskets . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $93

For under $100, our entry way is no longer a neglected space, and we were able to gain more storage for odds and ends around the house. Not too shabby.

-Cara

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