Thrifty’s thrifty furniture makeover

Hello again! Well, Thrifty is slowly but surely redoing her chamber (bedroom) and is searching for a new lit (bed).  For your consideration, a recent find in Jacksonville via Craigslist- this faux bamboo lingerie chest was exactly what I was looking for. However, when I went to pick it up, I realized that it need some beautification and a bit of structural work. For the $69 dollars I paid for it, I think I got a good deal. My wonderful neighbor Michael shored the dresser up for me with a few carefully placed nails. I washed the old grime off, sanded lightly, and started painting.  That sounds easy, right? Well, I neglected to mention the two weeks of agonizing over color choice! I was fairly sold on green, but after stopping by Walmart, Home Depot and a local paint store, I had acquired so many paint chips that my mind was spinning! Finally, I chose “Lily Pad” by Behr,  and got busy washing, sanding and painting. I decided to accent the piece with gold paint on the drawer fronts and around the bamboo side pieces. Another paint color agony! I had three choices of gold paint at home, and finally decided, after doing a color check of the green paint with each choice on paper, that the Antique Gold was the one for me.  I must say that the little dresser came out quite well. What do you think?

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My inspiration - a lily pad from Monet's water garden

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"The before" lingerie chest is kind of a dirty off cream, and has been painted badly at one time.

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Lingerie Chest: newly repainted and installed in my bedroom

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A close up of the lingerie chest. I love the handles- they were a big selling point for me.

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From the side. This chest is the perfect size. I love that I can use the six drawers to organize all of my lingerie.


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