Just a Good Ol’ Revamp…

It has been forever since I have done a big revamp.
It felt good!  I love seeing shanty turn chic :-)!!
I recently received this beautiful dresser from my in-laws.  I loved everything about it!  It has beautiful lines, WORKING drawers and perfect old hardware.  She just needed a little revamp.
I did sand the top a bit just to smooth it out a bit.  I didn’t prime it first but I did use Valspar’s new paint that is mixed with primer.  I notice a huge difference in this paint and the original Valspar.  It goes on so much thicker and seems very durable.
I removed all the drawers and removed the hardware.  I then painted everything with 2 coats of my perfect off-white.  It is a Valspar color called Ivory Lace.  It matches my trim, and I LOVE it!
Finally, I sanded my edges up a bit and topped everything with 2 thin coats of Polycrylic.  I prefer Polycrylic to Polyurethane because it doesn’t yellow over time and it’s not near as strong in smell so I don’t feel bad doing it inside!
Here are the results…
What do you think??  I thought the hardware was perfect so I didn’t change a thing there! Doesn’t a good revamp feel so good???
This dresser is going in my girls’ room.  I have one bed totally finished, painted and put together.  I bought all my wood for bed number 2 today and should have it finished in a day or so!! Whoooop!
Can’t wait to show you guys!!
Make sure to check out Silhouette’s great SHANTY sale they have going on through the 22nd by clicking HERE!
Happy Thursday :-)!!

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  1. Court on January 20, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Love the lighter color, it shows off her beautiful detail so much better 🙂

  2. tracyp on January 20, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Oh how I wish I had the patience. My husband did one dressor and two nightstands with spray paint and I love them, except we got to lazy to coat it so it shantys itself nicely. One day I'll do it again.

  3. Infarrantly Creative on January 20, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Creamy loveliness. Way better than its darker older sister 😉

  4. Sheree on January 20, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Just beautiful! I would love to have the code to that paint color!! I bought a desk last yr. that looks identical to that! Would love to paint it!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    [email protected]

  5. Miss Obara on January 20, 2011 at 3:35 am

    I want in-laws like that! I am on the hunt for a new old dresser for my daughters room…love how yours turned out!

  6. Christine on January 20, 2011 at 3:19 am

    What a stunning dresser! Those handles are awesome! Great job 🙂

  7. Debbie on January 20, 2011 at 3:03 am

    I LOVE it. What a difference the paint made. Looks amazing! The girls room is going to look beautiful.

  8. Pine Tree Home on January 20, 2011 at 2:57 am

    I am prepping myself to being painting my bedroom furniture. This totally is getting me motivated. I'd love to know the paint code. The primer in one sounds enticing because I am an impatient gal. Did you notice a longer dry time?

  9. barneyn on January 20, 2011 at 2:50 am

    amazing! looks great!!

  10. Jaime on January 20, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Whitney this dresser is beautiful and the light color really makes the curves on the drawer sections pop and of course the distressing is perfect. Job well done.

  11. Shelia on January 20, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Wow! I just love this! You made this piece so gorgeous! You're good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  12. Comeca Jones on January 20, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Lovely redo!!

  13. Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home on January 20, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Oh my gosh! Sooooooo beautiful! You did an amazing job… I would love a dresser like that. And what fabulous inlaws you have!

  14. Blessed Mommy of 2 on January 20, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Beautiful! LOVE the color =) Can't wait to see your bed reveal as well!

  15. Shannon Bogan on January 20, 2011 at 2:36 am

    It's GORGEOUS!!! I would love the paint code. Also how did you paint? Sprayer, brush, roller, etc.? Thanks!

  16. [email protected] on January 20, 2011 at 2:35 am

    it's beautiful! I love how much better you can see the lines and all it's beauty painted white!

  17. Chris on January 20, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Soooo pretty! It's a brand new piece of furniture. Love it!

  18. Kara on January 20, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Gorgeous dresser! Cant wait to see the beds. You are wonderwoman!

  19. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. on January 20, 2011 at 2:27 am

    What a gorgeous dresser and you made it so much better! Love it!

  20. [email protected] Beneath My Heart on January 20, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I love the way it turned out! It looks great! It's amazing what some paint can do. 🙂

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