Garage Sale Dresser gets a Navy Makeover - Garage sale desk gets a navy makeover



Apologies that I don’t have a “before” shot of this garage sale dresser.¬†You can take my word for it, it was brown and boring, and the wood grain was not pretty. I loved the hardware though. I went back and forth on whether to spray them brass or oil rubbed bronze…..guess I’ll do brass on the next one ūüėČ - favorite Hepplewhite hardware.



I was going for a sleeker, more Pottery Barn Kids’ look, so I actually painted it with a semi-gloss finish. The color is SW Indigo Batik, which in my opinion, is a practically perfect navy. ūüėÄ


My family thinks it’s weird that I like to name my furniture pieces. It’s not like I talk to them or anything!¬†Cross my heart!¬†Regardless, I’m giving into peer pressure, and I have promised to stop¬†giving them names.¬†But, if I had to pick a name for this handsome fellow, it would¬†have to be NATHANIEL!¬†(Sorry, Gremlins, I just couldn’t resist!) ¬†ūüėÄ - Garage sale dresser gets a navy makeover.
 - Garage sale dresser gets a navy makeover.



Nathaniel This navy dresser also has a matching bookcase and both have found a new home with a lovely little family. That makes me very happy indeed!


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14 Responses

  1. I have a dresser and am back and forth about what I want to do. I get scared to try colors other than brown or white or black (how boring, I know!). I love this blue!

    • I’ve definitely had some misses, but navy is actually a lot more neutral than you’d think! And that’s the beauty of paint…if you decide you don’t like it, you can just repaint it. Good luck on what you decide!

  2. What a beautiful color – and I love those handles too – I paint furniture so I KNOW what it must have looked like first……………beautiful makeover !

  3. I have those same pulls *swoon*. I looove everything about this. I’d love you to share at my link party

    • Thank you, Carissa! The pulls definitely make this dresser, and thanks for the invite to join your link party!

  4. The deep blue is so rich and perfect for this dresser. I always give my pieces names.

  5. You did a great job on the dresser. Love the hardware. I will be featuring this at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  6. This is really beautiful – you did a great job on this and it looks so nice with the grain. It gives me hope for painting some furniture one day! Would love for you to link up your creations at my Craftastic party:

  7. Cynthia, this chest is gorgeous. I love the shade of blue you chose. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. I hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Thanks for your kind words, Kathryn, and for featuring my dresser..made my day!

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