I’m so excited about today’s post! It’s been a work in progress for many weeks and I am finally sharing it on the blog. It’s about 2 separate thrifted pieces that were destined to be together. They had a hot “Spring Fling” romance & decided to get married and become my Chalkboard Dresser Buffet.
Meet the Dresser.
Let’s go ahead and call him the “Groom” just for the sake of our Thrifty under $50 post.
Before I go any further about the hot romance of my furniture pieces, let me tell you that I’m taking part in a series of Thrifty under $50 transformations! There are 21 other bloggers participating in this week long event! (Links at the bottom of this post)
Trust me when I say, this series is better than pinterest.
Far better than your Glamour magazine or your Country Living!
Or better than your Bride magazine – if you are a bride to be. Because all of us are sharing real-life transformations under $50!
Okay…gettting back to how I created my Chalkboard Dresser Buffet.
Our “groom” is very masculine, but a little scruffy and had a few dents & some scratches.
I found him at our local Goodwill store for $34.99 – sitting all alone.
I knew he could be a knight in shining armor or have that “Fixer Upper” look in no time flat.
I have always wanted a two-toned dresser so I decided to paint the entire base of the dresser with my favorite Gray color that I already had on hand.
Because I cannot be without my favorite gray paint, just like I can’t be without my sweet tea.
For the drawers, I simply sanded them down using my electric sander. I think all 5 drawers took me a total of 30 minutes to sand down. Easy & simple = my favorite kind of project!
It’s not perfect, but I truly love the combination of the gray and the sanded raw wood.
It is everything I hoped it would be & more when I envisioned this Chalkboard Dresser Buffet in my head.
Meet the “Bride”
She was a Craigslist find! I actually got her for $10 because it had been on Craigslist for over a week, and I thought why not ask to have it for $10?
All I did to her was sand her down using my electric sander & used 2 coats of black chalkboard paint. That’s a cardboard backing you see, because obviously the mirror had broken. The paint had no problem adhering to the cardboard, and the entire look was exactly what I was hoping to achieve!
Our dining room isn’t the biggest in size, so I knew this dresser would be able to store my table linens, party supplies, summer & outdoor tableware that I don’t use throughout the year.
Just like any wedding these days, the married couple had to have a chalkboard statement written out for display. 😉
But of course, I cheated a little.
I know my abilities, and I know when not to even attempt something. So I made this chalkboard printable to go on the top of the Chalkboard Dresser Buffet.
This is a free download in a 8×10, 11×14 or 16×20 so click over to this post for your free download.
I feel like it all flows together. Our dining room table is also a thrift store find from a few years back.
It’s funny, because I’m calculating the furniture and the fixtures in our dining room and the grand total for everything is:
Dining Room Table & 2 chairs = $45
Dresser = $34.99
Dresser Frame = $10
Crystal Chandelier = free from the trash (!!!)
4 metal chairs = $200
Grand Total $289.99 for our entire room
Another perk of the timing of this marriage ~ our flowering Peach Tree was in bloom. 🙂
Don’t you think?
You all will love her style – I promise!
My blogging friend Beth, who I believe was the first person to ever read my blog outside of my friends & family that I bribed (ahem…) created this fun series and got all 21 of us bloggers together! Be sure you visit her dining room transformation as well. It is BEAUTIFUL!