Here is the dresser I restored for our new grandaughter that’s was born in July. web-df-012

 I sanded off the old finish, cleaned up the pulls and lock covers, then refinished the whole thing. lined

 I contact papered the drawers, and voila!


Here it is before….before

Here it is after.


We delivered it to my son and his wife who were just thrilled. web-df-035

My husband and son carried it straight up to her room.delivering the dresser 

  Not bad for a $30 find.


~A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. ~Anonymous


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  1. You did a remarkable job on that furniture. What a difference a little time and hard work will do.

  2. What a gorgeous piece of furniture. You did an amazing job!

  3. What a wonderful piece,and what a fantastic job you did. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.
    I was looking below at your wonderful flowers and raised beds. I do so want raised beds for garden veggies..but I’m afraid the neighborhood kitties would visit,( there is a lady about a block and a half over..she must have 20 cats) and I don’t want that. *sighs.. I will just have to admire those that are able to have one..

  4. Great job. That’s sure to be a family heirloom.

  5. This is a great piece of furniture. I hardly find any pieces that could be reworked very often. Great job. Have a great VTT!

  6. WOW! I don’t know what else to even say! I’m so impressed not only with the work you did, but that you saw potential in the original!! How wonderful for your granddaughter to start off life with her first piece of antique furniture!

  7. You did a great job! I hope the little one has it forever.

  8. great job….it is so rewarding to do something like that. i am working on a piece right now.
    i hope your son, daughterinlaw and new baby will have many happy years enjoying your labour of love.
    happy april.

  9. Great job! You must have a special talent to see what could be done, and do it so well.

  10. Great job! And beautiful flowers in previous posts!

  11. Beautiful! You did a great job!

  12. What a remarkable transformation, Teresa! Such a generous act of love!

  13. That dresser turned out so beautiful Teresa! You would never guess that it looked like that before. It’s definitely something that your granddaughter can grow with, and I’m sure she’ll treasure it forever!
    Happy VTT!

  14. What a beautiful job you did on that and what a special gift for your Grandbaby.

  15. You did a great job on the dresser. What a wonderful piece for a very special grandbaby! Make sure you tape the history of this special piece some where on it so she can tell the story of what her Grandma did just for her in years to come.
    Blessings, Vicky

  16. It look really good and I like the fact that you didn’t paint it but left it kind of natural. Love the rain barrels idea. It is such a good way to save on your water bill and conserve resources.

  17. great idea Vicky. I will do that.

  18. Great redo! The older pieces like that are so much more durable.
    Enjoy your evening.

  19. Beautiful! Love seeing the wood graining!

  20. Wow! What a difference indeed! Beautiful work!