Hi Friends! The weather in Texas is changing fast. Fall is already here, bringing along rain, floods and tornadoes; God save us all. With this, the season for grabbing free furniture is almost over. From this post until spring time, I will only be showing the before and after of some of the furniture collected during the year. Today I have an amazing transformation of one of those pieces.

Remember this? from Free Furniture Wednesday # 4

Rustic Old Dresser - free

Rustic Old Dresser – free

This is a real wood dresser that is very, very heavy. All parts are made from wood, even the inside of the drawers. This particular piece, and a side table, was given to me by the maintenance guy from my apartment complex.  The owner moved and left them behind, and now I know why! I wanted to give this dresser a modern and young look because the customer is a really young guy. He was not sure of what he really wanted regarding the color or pulls.  But lo and behold, his girlfriend chimed in and said: all white! Yes, all white including the pulls, so white it is! Being that this is an old  piece of furniture and the drill distance on the drawers is 3.5  it is difficult to find pulls in-store. I searched for a supplier online, and purchased them via the internet.

For this piece I used chalk paint. The wonderful thing about chalk paint, is that you don’t have to prep the piece before painting. The only thing you have to do is clean it and then wipe it with a dry cloth. In this case, I sanded the top and the drawers to eliminate some old varnish and scratches.


I applied 3 coats of chalk paint, and 3 coats of varathane after mounting the piece on casters.  This facilitates the movement while painting and later on, transporting it to its new owner.


I hope my customer likes the white dresser as he his girlfriend requested. Lol

These pics are so bad due to the weather, all is gray, inside and out.

Thank you for reading, sharing and leaving a sweet comment!!

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  • It came out great!!

  • Great make over Fabiola! I love the colour and the sleekness of the handles. Thanks so much for linking this up at the Bewitchin’ Projects Block party this week! I love paint makeovers :) Hugs, Lisa.

    • Fabiola Garcia says:

      Hi Lisa…
      I was planning to let my creative juices flow, but my client has another thing in mind, no color, no stencil, no hand free drawing, nothing except all over white. And I complay. Thanks for commenting.

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