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Monday, September 26, 2011

Dresser Redo

I love, love, love numbers and typography of any kind! I especially love the look of numbers stenciled onto a dresser like this one from Anthropologie.


It's just so unexpected and rustic. So, when my mom found this dresser for me for $15 at a furniture resale store, I knew immediately I would be adding numbers to it.


I was planning on just stenciling numbers onto the drawers, but my mom had a brilliant idea, so the dresser now looks like this. 

Isn't she gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I found vintage house/mailbox numbers and nailed them to the drawers!

It took forever to sand off all that stone finish paint, but I finally got everything sanded down to the wood. I used the same vinegar technique I used for our farm table and my fresh apple cider sign to stain the top. Then I added a coat of wipe on poly. I painted the dresser and drawers in Parchment White, distressed it a little, painted the knobs dark brown (until I can figure out what type of knobs I want to replace them with), and added the numbers. I am thrilled with how it turned out!



Don't you just love my vintage grain scoop as a utensil holder!?!



So, what you do you think!?!


I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

61 comments:

  1. Hi, I am your newest follower. Your dresser turned out amazing. I love the numbers. Kind of that shabby industrial chic look. I am a new blogger and would love for you check out my blog and give me any pointers you might be willing to share.

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  2. Thats an awesome piece! nice job

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  3. So cute! I like how you used different styles! Cute decor on top too!

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  4. Clever and stylish it's a great restyle :)

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  5. Love the house number idea. Your dresser turned out so cute. Thank you for sharing....love love the numbers. Have a great week. Bobbie

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  6. Ooh, I LOVE it. Great job! The numbers are a nice touch.

    ~ Catie

    Stop by and say hi sometime. = )

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  7. Just beautiful Melissa! I love how you made the numbers all different too. GOOD job girl. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  8. I'm obsessed with the numbers! I love, love love love it! Best transformationI've seen this week!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on on my blog right now. Come by when you get a chance! :)

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  9. This is wonderful! I love it. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm planning to stencil a dresser in the near future!

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  10. I love that you gave this piece your own spin. It looks great.

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  11. You did a beautiful job! It definitely has personality ... love the numbers!
    Thank you for sharing the process...loved reading every word and seeing all your pictures!

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  12. I love it!!!! I am loving the numbers.
    following you now
    ladeedacreations.com

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  13. This looks AMAZING! I like your version much more than the expensive store versions!! Great job! Beautiful blog-I'm one of your newest followers!!

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  14. I am visiting from a diamond in the stuff. I LOVE the result of this project!! I have been looking for an idea for a re-do of my son's dresser and I may have just found the answer! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower.

    Emily

    www.mirrormetaphorsandkaleidoscopes.blogspot.com

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  15. that is adorable! i love the charm and character the varied numbers gave to a plain dresser- it is quirky and cute!

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  16. Oh I love the dresser. You did such an amazing job redoing it and I love the numbers. How fun is that. Your vignett is fabulous also. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

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  17. The numbers make all the difference! So Cute!

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  18. I love the warmth of the antique white paint and the rusty numbers. It's so rustic with your fall display, you planned it perfectly! Great work and styling. andrea@townandprairie

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  19. I love it!!!! You did such a great job.

    xx Liz Marie
    Lizmarieblog.com

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  20. Looks great...I put house numbers on my shoe dresser for the mudroom.

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  21. Love it!! It looks great! Love the shabby chic vintage-y look!

    Found you at Savvy Southern Style.

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  22. What do I think? I think if it comes up missing, you'll know where to find it...my house!
    Love it! Very creative.
    Blessings & hugs,
    Karen

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  23. This is lovely! I just did a dresser too and they're so rewarding!

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  24. I LOVE this! I really want to re-do my little boy's dresser now! Just stopping by from Eisy Morgan's link up party. So glad I did. . .I'm your newest follower!
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  25. Brilliant! I want to do something similar to my older son's dresser. Nailing in the numbers was such a great idea! I'm hopping on over from Faded Charm, and I'm so glad I did. :) Loving your blog and am your newest follower. Have a most wonderful day!


    XOXO's,
    Jessie

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  26. I love that you changed it up and put found numbers on instead of painting them. GREAT JOB!

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  27. Niiiiiice!! Your mom had a great idea and your chest looks great! Surfing blogland and found you...

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  28. Love how this turned out! I am your newest follower. Check ot my blog if you get time. :)
    www.shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com

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  29. Those address numbers make this piece so interesting, I would leave the knobs as they are so as not to distract from them.

    Thanks for sharing your visit at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  30. I really like this! I like the numbers but especially the repurposed percolator! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  31. This is so creative! Love it

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  32. Melissa, You took a plain dresser and turned it into something wonderful! I love the vintage numbers. Thanks for joining the Open House party and take care.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  33. Wow, wow, wow. Yours looks a hundred percent better than the Anthro version! I love numbers too and the finish you did is perfect.

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  34. This is so cute! I LOVE that Anthro dresser too, and I always am thinking of a new way to do it. This is so adorable, I might have to copy. I have a linky party every Friday, I would love it if you would stop by and link up. Thanks!

    PS visiting from Primitive and Proper

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  35. What a fab redo - kudos to you.

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  36. Wow this came out so good! I love anthropology but not the prices! You did a great job! visiting from miss mustard seed

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  37. Love it. I like the different types of numbers instead of just painting them on. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  38. Wow, what a great idea! You did a wonderful job on this. It looks fantastic.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  39. this is sooo cute! i love the way it looks:) GREAT job girl!!

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  40. What a great job! Much nicer than your inspiration! :)

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  41. I think I'd love to have that pretty little chest of drawers sitting in my entry way.. I LOVE it!!

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  42. This is gorgeous!! I found you through Primp :)

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  43. What a transformation. It is hard to believe that the before and after is the same dresser!

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  44. This makeover looks outstanding...your mom had a great idea about the numbers...LOVE it!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  45. Hi Melissa, this turned out wonderful!! The numbered drawers really make it stand out. Hats off to MOM!! thanks for sharing on VIF, xo

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  46. love how this turned out, beautiful and love the numbers!

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  47. That is adorable! I love the vintage mailbox numbers! How cute is that! Very nice makeover! Thank you for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  48. I love the way this turned out. I keep saying I am going to put numbers on something, but still haven't done it. Great job!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  49. i absolutely love it! the house numbers make it so original and unique to you! thanks so much for linking this up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

    andie
    http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

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  50. I LOVE how this turned out! I have an old dresser that I am trying to figure out how to decorate so thanks for the inspiration!! Thanks for joining last week's What's In The Gunny Sack? link party and I hope to see you again for tomorrow's party!

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  51. I love your dresser sweetie, it turned out great! I love all your fall decor, I'm painting my living and dining rooms, so it's a mess! Love vintage mail box numbers, it's so unique and brings back nice memmories too. Lots of hugs and have a sweet week! FABBY

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  52. love this! It looks great! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  53. Super pretty and country chic. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

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  54. I love the numbers! I featured your dress at Time to Shine today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/10/time-to-shine-features-no-37.html

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  55. Great redo! Love the numbers. Thank you for joining TTF and I am so sorry I am so late in visiting this week!

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  56. Thank you so much for linking up with the frog! Your dresser is being featured this week!! Stop by and grab a button if you have a chance!
    HUGS~
    Jenni

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