New Addition August 9, 2011 DIY, Furniture Makeovers, Our House, Thrift Store Finds 9 Comments 5687 I’ve been obsessed with refinishing furniture lately, and I’m always on the look out for a new project. So when I saw this sad piece at Goodwill for $30, I knew it had to come home with me and live in the foyer. I’ve been wanting to upgrade this area for awhile with something that had more storage, and I loved the solid wood construction of this dresser. I’m not quite sure what the previous owner was going for with this look, but I knew it wouldn’t be difficult to revamp it. I decided to move the knob holes on the top two drawers, so I filled the existing ones and gave everything a light sanding. I settled on SW7622 Homberg Grey with an antiquing glaze for the body and Minwax Dark Walnut with glaze for the top. The giant olive knobs had to go, so I replaced them with some simple leaf-motif iron beauties (on clearance for $1.59 ea!). Once I was done with the dresser, I thought the mirror looked a little blah. A little coral craft paint and glaze made it pop. I think it’s a little funky, but I like it. What do you think? The dresser came with small casters underneath, so I replaced them with larger ones so it would sit off the floor a bit. I may eventually replace them with legs. So what’s the verdict? Here’s the last shot I took with the old buffet: I wasn’t loving the dark corner as much as I used to. And now, the fresher after: I loooooove it. The height of the new dresser fills the space better. Plus, we have so much more storage! What about you guys…have you made any furniture upgrades lately? ********Linked up HERE********** 9 Responses Denise August 9, 2011 I *love* this makeover! I have a similar project in my garage as soon as I get around to it! This dresser is perfect for your foyer. Love it! Reply CurryDesignsHandmade August 9, 2011 I love this! Great job! Reply Andrea August 9, 2011 This is absolutely beautiful! Love the pop of color too! Reply Sandy Walters August 9, 2011 It looks fantastic! The problem with the mirror solved with the coral paint. I love the brightness of the corner now, cottage funk! Reply Amy @ this DIY life August 9, 2011 Love it! It looks fantastic! Reply Christine August 9, 2011 I love it too. It’s perfect for that wall…Christine Reply refinish wood furniture August 11, 2011 It’s fantastic! I love the brightness of the corner now..Great job! Reply Sara Schrag August 12, 2011 I absolutely love this! Good job! Reply Falling Into Place September 19, 2013 […] and worked on the foyer for a bit. I still love my chunky buffet to pieces (first blogged about here and here), isn’t he […] Reply Leave a Reply to Christine Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.