Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A 30 minute Mini Makeover...

...not on me, but a piece of furniture that is.
I've had this dresser for a while - we use it as a side table.  It was o.k. - just kinda blah or as hubby would say, "BORRRRing".  So the other day I had a few minutes - and literally that is all it took - a very few minutes. 
I yanked out those drawers - taking off the knobs took the greatest amount of my 30 minutes with this project.  I dry brushed on some "Flood Tide" blue from a Lowe's sample jar.
It was dry in a jiffy. 
And that's it - just a little paint on the drawer fronts really gave it some life that it desperately needed.  Now on my next trip to Hobby Lobby - I'll pick up some pretty knobs and I'll be content.
These little projects are staring at me everywhere and since we are on the Christmas Home Tour again this year - I'd better be getting busy!
Now, only if a 30 minute makeover would work on me - sadly, I think it'd take a lot longer for the help I need ;-)
Happy November!


Stacey said...

Cathy, that's very pretty! Isn't it funny how a list of 30 minute projects can hang over your head and not get done. Once you get started it's such a good feeling. I've been working on stuff like that lately too.

Junkchiccottage said...

Ha Ha Cathy Me too I wish I could do a couple minute make over and look as good as that dresser! Great job it looks so fabulous.

Mary Ann said...

Gosh, I love what you did with this little dresser! It looks great!

Lisa said...

Love this Cathy. No makeover needed on you. You're Fabulous!!! God Bless , I look forward to your posts. Love your blog.

Valerie Smith said...


It's adorable. I love it. I hope we get to see the rest of your home this year. Hope all is well.



NanaDiana said...

What a great mini-makeover. I love the color and how it just made the dresser POP! Perfect- xo Diana

Melinda said...

What a neat idea.
The new look gives
it some ooomph!

M : )

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the dresser...it looks great!!

111 LaLa Lane said...

So, so pretty! I love blues and browns together and this piece is speaking my love language.

Bama said...

Very pretty! And fast is great! Love the lines of your pretty dresser and the color you chose to enhance it.

I have just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying it immensely. I invite you to visit mine when you have time.



Becky Cunningham said...

Oh wow! You are amazing! That dresser is fabulous now!! To pull that off so quickly is a job well done, sweet friend.
And I wanted to say Thanks for all your sweet words of encouragement on my heart-pouring last post :)
Sending hugs

Chris Kauffman said...

your home is so beautiful.
I was thrilled to see my blog on your list ....thanks,

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the power of paint!! I just painted two pieces this weekend...one was a new find and the other was a redo:)