Upcycled Dresser & Mirror Made New

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You know you are loved when your friends bring you gifts like this…right? Mandy is always getting her hands on some sweet finds and she set aside this mirror saying it had my name written all over it. What do you think? Well, I gladly accepted, though I wasn’t sure if I should. Check out how I created an upcycled dresser with this mirror that makes it look like they belong together.Cast-off Dresser Mirror Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’ll never deny I’m a sucker for mirrors in all shapes and sizes. They add light and depth to a room, but can be reworked in many ways. The size of this one kinda limited its repurposing capabilities, but you know I’m game to try.

My first thought was to find a dresser suitable and if that didn’t work out, I’d find a new use for it. Well, within 5 minutes of looking online, I found this antique gem right in my neighborhood. SCORE!

Antique Dresser Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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It’s in solid shape with much wear, but nothing I can’t handle with some DIY elbow grease. The top wasn’t in good enough shape to refinish and the sides both had messed up veneer, plus a broken caster.

Damaged Veneer on Dresser Side | prodigalpieces.com

We set the pair together to see if it was a go, and I was happy to see that I thought I could make it work. We have 1980’s paired with 1920’s…haha…a match made in heaven, right? The both even have the same awful orangey finish.

Mismatched Dresser Set Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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In order to make the pieces jive I needed to find a way to tie them together. First, I took off the bullseye in the center of the dresser and replaced it with a similar applique as the mirror has.

Bullseye Applique on Dresser | prodigalpieces.com

New Wood Applique for Dresser | prodigalpieces.com

After that, I filled all the damage with wood filler, and also filled the drawer pull holes because I planned to replace them. I sure used a whole lotta filler, but that stuff works awesome.

Repaired Drawer with Wood Filler | prodigalpieces.com

Once the filler has cured, I use my sander to take it all down and make it ready for the finishing touches. Another detail I wanted to add were some key escutcheons. I’ve had these in my stash from making our custom blanket chests and have used them on many pieces. They make a nice feature that adds a story.

Adding Key Escutcheon to Furniture for Definition | prodigalpieces.com

Now time for the fun part…paint! {{happy dance}} This is my color of choice – a seconds latex paint I have yet to name. Isn’t that blue pretty?

Blue Paint Color for Upcycled Dresser Set by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

To get the paint party started, I set up my HomeRight Large Spray Shelter and pull out my favorite sprayer, the Super Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer. Both of these tools make my job a breeze.

HomeRight Spray Shelter and Super Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer for Furniture Refinishing by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The shelter sets up in a matter of minutes and I have my sprayer ready to go using the blue tip. You can see it in action in my video below:

To begin with an even coat, I start moving the sprayer using my shoulder and elbow, not my wrist. That is key as you want the sprayer to project an even stream. Feel free to practice on cardboard or scrapwood to get the hold right, as well as adjust the flow.

Spray Painting an Antique Dresser with the HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer and Spray Shelter to Update Furniture by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

No primer is needed in this instance, but if I were concerned about bleed-through I would start with a Kilz primer.

Once the first coat has cured for about two hours, I repeat with a second coat and let cure as well. After the paint was cured, it was time to assemble. Now, remember that this is an upcycled dresser set, so I had to find a way to connect them. I added two brackets to the back of the mirror as shown.

Dresser Mirror Brackets Added for Support | prodigalpieces.com

For inside the dresser, I used my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes to attach a 1″x 4″ for added mirror support. I placed it just behind the middle drawer as I wanted plenty of length support for this size mirror.

Adding Mirror Support | prodigalpieces.com

Ready to see my upcycled dresser set assembled and done? I am!

Vintage Blue Mirrored Dresser with Glass Knobs | Made New by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Gorgeous Blue Mirrored Dresser Set by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You would never know this set didn’t belong together, right? The paint helps to make it all gel, and the added details brought new life to it too. I simply added highlights with an antique white latex and a bit of brown wax for depth.

Soft Blue Vintage Dresser Made New by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Beautiful Blue Vintage Mirrored Dresser by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The glass knobs added a little bling, while the escutcheons gave it a bit more of a formal feel. Plus, the added applique helped tie it all together. With all those lovely carved decorations, I just had to add some embellishments to draw them out.

Upcycled Mirror on Antique Dresser by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Ornate Vintage Dresser in Blue by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

So there you have it. A complete new set made out of two mismatched beauties. This was a fun set to do and share with you.

Farmhouse Bedroom with Simple Decor and Soft Design by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While I enjoyed having the dresser in my bedroom, it’s not there to stay. It’s now available in my shop (SOLD) along with all my other handmade and found creations.

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Beautifully Transformed Dresser Set in Blue by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Bouquet of Limelight Hydrangeas in Vintage Milk Glass Vase by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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186 Comments

  • Debrashoppeno5

    It is such a beautiful color. You would never know it the dresser was made up of two different pieces. What a great makeover.

    August 16, 2018 at 6:14 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so glad you think so, Debra. Super fun challenge and glad Mandy thinks enough of me to save me gems like this one.

      August 16, 2018 at 7:02 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    What a Beautiful make-over and such a lovely color. Was like the 2 pieces where meant for each other.
    Actually 1st thing I would tackle with the sprayer & tent would be anything and everything that isn’t already painted; of which makes up for quite the list. :-}
    Thank You for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.

    August 16, 2018 at 6:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Hard to believe they were from different eras, isn’t it? Thanks so much, Colleen.

      August 16, 2018 at 7:03 am Reply
  • Dana Miller

    Beautiful job!

    August 16, 2018 at 6:38 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Dana. 😀

      August 16, 2018 at 7:03 am Reply
  • Bobbi Look

    I love love love this dresser! I love the color and how the added details really tied the two pieces together! The first project I would tackle with the HOME RIGHT sprayyer and shield would be a pair of antique bentwood chairs! I have been putting off off painting these chairs because it will be tedious with a paintbrush but a spayed would make this project a breeze!

    August 16, 2018 at 6:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How fun to hear, Bobbi! Thank you. You know I wouldn’t be caught using my brush for chairs…sprayer for sure!

      August 16, 2018 at 7:04 am Reply
  • JILL NELSON

    I have some cane back kitchen chairs that would be so much easier to spray!

    August 16, 2018 at 6:55 am Reply
  • Amy

    I think this is my new favorite color! Just love how it turned out!

    August 16, 2018 at 6:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Fantastic! It’s such a pretty blue. Thank you, Amy.

      August 16, 2018 at 7:04 am Reply
  • Denise C

    Love that shade of blue! I didn’t follow exactly where you put the 1 x 4 for added support. Is it added to the inside back of the dresser where the two top drawers fit? Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    August 16, 2018 at 7:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It is behind the middle drawer, but could be at the top. We wanted the upright supports to be long to hold that tall of a mirror. Just depends on what you’re dealing with.

      August 16, 2018 at 7:41 am Reply
  • Michele Branham

    I LOVE the color and the mirror is perfect for the dresser!

    August 16, 2018 at 7:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I just love this color of blue. 😀

      August 16, 2018 at 7:41 am Reply
  • Judy Burnside

    Larissa – The dresser set is just beautiful! I am so fascinated by the way you take an object and turn it into something that coordinates so well. You truly have a gift. I love the blue – soft and feminine. I think my first project with a spray set-up would be a large dresser I have, that I would like to change into a cabinet for the TV in the living room. It’s been waiting in my garage for more than a year! Yikes! I better get busy…. Blessings to you and your family!

    August 16, 2018 at 7:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’ve made my day, Judy! Thank you so much for the smile and encouraging words. Sounds like you have some fun coming up! 😉

      August 16, 2018 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Christina in SW FL

    Wow, what a great makeover! I adore the way you pulled pieces from your stash to meld the two pieces, and eras, together. The blue is perfect. I have a CD storage unit that I would love to paint an off-white color and the Homeright system would be perfect for that project.

    August 16, 2018 at 7:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      This was an exciting challenge, and I’m so glad Mandy thought of me in the first place. Thank you, Christina. 😀

      August 16, 2018 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Nancy Sartori

    Fantastic re creation. Love your color choice! You nailed it again😊

    August 16, 2018 at 7:39 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m delighted you think so, Nancy. Thank you!

      August 16, 2018 at 7:43 am Reply
  • Cheryl

    Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the color and you pulled it all together beautifully! I really have to get myself a sprayer.😌💖

    August 16, 2018 at 7:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      aww…thanks, Cheryl! I had fun with it. You really do. It has endless uses!

      August 16, 2018 at 7:44 am Reply
  • gwen

    simply beautiful! and like everyone else, I LOVE the color! changing the appliqué was an excellent idea, it married the two pieces perfectly!

    August 16, 2018 at 7:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That silly bullseye had to go. haha. Thanks so much, Gwen!

      August 16, 2018 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Melva

    Love, love the set. They do look like they were always a set. The color and the bling ties it all together. I think it would be great to try the Homeright system for a similar look. Thanks for sharing.

    August 16, 2018 at 7:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      What a treat to hear, Melva. Thanks so much! You will love this set – really!

      August 16, 2018 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Alison S

    I enjoy seeing your makeovers. I would paint some chairs if I won!

    August 16, 2018 at 7:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Glad to hear it. 🙂

      August 16, 2018 at 11:00 am Reply
  • Frances

    Love love the dresser! It being blue just makes it that much better. The sprayer would be so great to have. Projects right and left.

    August 16, 2018 at 7:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Blue for the win! tee hee. Thanks, Frances!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:01 am Reply
  • Melanie B

    This is beautiful! The new embellishment really ties it together perfectly! You have great eye for detail.
    I’d love to have a sprayer and shelter like you have. I have an antique dresser and a server that are just waiting for a new lease on life. They could both use a little Home Right love!

    August 16, 2018 at 8:39 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It had to have some fun added to it as the mirror was so feminine and the dresser masculine. I’m delighted you like it!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:16 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    I love how the dresser and mirror turned out! After all the finishing touches they go together beautifully! I would love to use a homeright sprayer and shelter for so many projects! I have a table setting on my porch right now that I’ve been meaning to paint for a while.

    August 16, 2018 at 8:41 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It truly was fun to give it a DIY try. I wasn’t sure it would gel, but glad it did. Thanks so much!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Martha Jones

    I love this dresser! I so wish I had a sprayer so I could make beautiful pieces! Would make my jobs so much easier!

    August 16, 2018 at 8:41 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Martha. I hope you win!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Shirley

    Now that is one, no two, beautiful pieces! I love the way the detail you changed out matches so perfectly! I don’t think this will last long in the shop! Your friend must know you very well to bring you such a beautiful mirror and you did her proud!

    August 16, 2018 at 8:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      tee hee…you’re so fun, Shirley! Thank you for the giggle. Yes, an awesome friend, indeed.

      August 16, 2018 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    Just Beautiful. You have such an eye for details, color, and design. Wonderful redo!

    August 16, 2018 at 8:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’ve made my day, Stephanie. Thank you!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Darlene

    Absolutely gorgeous Larissa! Love that blue. Wonderful job, well done!

    August 16, 2018 at 8:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s been awhile since I’ve done a blue piece, so I thought it was high time. I’m so glad you like it. 😀

      August 16, 2018 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Brandi Bryant

    You are amazing as usual. This piece is gorgeous. Thanks for always sharing your talents with us. I would love to repair and paint my grandma’s vanity first. Then a few more projects that I have not started. Thanks for the giveaway and all of your inspiration and tips.

    August 16, 2018 at 9:03 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s my pleasure to share and makes it fun. Thank you for showing me love, Brandi. {{hugs}}

      August 16, 2018 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Kathy E.

    I do love your project, Larissa, like I love all of them! Cornflower Blue hit me first for a paint color name, but that’s so over-used. Maybe Melancholy Blue? I have several old picture frames that I’d like to paint using this product.

    August 16, 2018 at 9:21 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Aww…thanks! I love your ideas for colors. Maybe one day I can get my own line done.

      August 16, 2018 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Barb B

    It’s absolutely beautiful! And what a gorgeous blue. Would love to win the Homeright sprayer and shelter. It would help to finish a few projects before fall is here. Keep up the good work.

    August 16, 2018 at 9:26 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Barb. You will LOVE the sprayer. Yahoo!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Kaycee

    Larissa, what a gorgeous color of “ops” paint! I always check the ops cans of paint, talk about trashure, right!! I have a couple cans of nice “ops” paints just waiting to be used on a project!!

    Your friend Mandy did a great job finding this mirror and you my dear, put them together and made them sing 🎵

    August 16, 2018 at 9:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      They are so nice to find unique colors, and affordable too. I’m glad to hear I’m not alone in the oops hunt! 😀

      August 16, 2018 at 11:20 am Reply
  • Rebecca - Knoxville,TN

    The escutcheons and embellishments really take it from pretty to fabulous! Is the paint latex? Hard to pass up paint seconds -I have a small collection awaiting future projects 🙂

    August 16, 2018 at 9:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Rebecca. Yes, a latex paint. They make what I do like a treasure hunt fun!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:20 am Reply
  • Lynne

    What an absolutely gorgeous piece! The blue color is perfect! You always do such a professional job! Thanks for the giveaway.

    August 16, 2018 at 9:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Fantabulous to hear – thank you, Lynne! 😀

      August 16, 2018 at 11:20 am Reply
  • Michelle

    Would love to win! This color reminds me of Louis blue – one of my faves. 😊

    August 16, 2018 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Maura

    I love that blue! Did you use a white wax on the details?

    August 16, 2018 at 9:38 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I do too. I used an antique white latex with a bit of brown wax.

      August 16, 2018 at 11:21 am Reply
  • Sana

    This is one of my new favorites! I’d never be able to part with these lovely pieces! You continue to outdo yourself!

    August 16, 2018 at 9:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Happy dance! Thank you for saying so, Sana. How fun!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:21 am Reply
  • Hanna

    Stunning! It’s beautiful!! You are amazingly creative!!!

    August 16, 2018 at 9:45 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for your sweet encouragement, Hanna. It means so much.

      August 16, 2018 at 11:22 am Reply
  • Kim Nixon

    Well that turned out perfectly…who said different generations can’t get along! It also goes great with your bedroom!

    August 16, 2018 at 9:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…so true!! Thank you, Kim. I can’t wait to see where it’s new home is.

      August 16, 2018 at 11:22 am Reply
  • Wendy

    It looks like it was always a set! Beautiful!. If I win I have a blanket chest to make over 😊

    August 16, 2018 at 10:06 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yippee!! I’m stoked to hear it. Thank you!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:22 am Reply
  • Carol S

    Really great job once again! I love the way you tied the two pieces together and updated the dresser to give it a glam look to match the mirror. Love the lighter effects on the embellishments. I too am wondering – white wax?

    August 16, 2018 at 10:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I had to try and am so glad you like it. Than you! I used an antique white latex with a bit of brown was to highlight.

      August 16, 2018 at 11:23 am Reply
  • SONJA HANSEN

    Great marriage with those two pieces. Your attention to the little details certainly makes all of the difference.

    August 16, 2018 at 10:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It truly takes time, but like you said, makes all the difference. Thank you, Sonja.

      August 16, 2018 at 11:23 am Reply
  • SONJA HANSEN

    Your beautiful piece inspires me to paint the Singer sewing machine cabinet and stand that I prepped two years ago. The sprayer and tent will help the process and let me move on to several dressers. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    August 16, 2018 at 11:01 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be a blast…literally! 😀

      August 16, 2018 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Kimberly

    I love how you married these pieces. It is so much fun to customize things and not have the same cookie-cutter furniture as everyone else.

    August 16, 2018 at 11:07 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You nailed it. Nothing like making your own home story. Thank you for the love! 🙂

      August 16, 2018 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Becky

    What a pretty blue! I wouldn’t mind copying that on some of my dining room furniture here in the near future! : )

    August 16, 2018 at 11:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be wonderful!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Paula

    Oooh la la! That dresser is so lovely and in the prettiest shade of blue (that also found its way to you for this project). I look forward to being amazed every time that I open your post and you always deliver. I was looking forward to this reveal because I recently picked up a dresser mirror at a yard sale that I thought would go with a dresser that we have (that I still have not redone). Neither piece is as lovely as what you started with they are very plain and masculine; which is perfect because it would be for my husband. Maybe if I could acquire a sprayer and tent, I could get er done before the rainy season. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

    August 16, 2018 at 11:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Your words truly mean much as I try to inspire. It’s much work, but fun too. thank you, Paula. I can’t wait to see who wins. It sure would help you in your own furniture adventure!

      August 16, 2018 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Lori Sawyer

    Awesome job! And the blue paint looks great

    August 16, 2018 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Grace

    The swapping of those little appliques changed everything and it ties them together so well. Brilliant!

    I haven’t done a thing this summer due to my grown-up children coming home, but I sure did enjoy them.

    Hope I get to have a brilliant make over like you did before it gets too cold. 😆

    August 16, 2018 at 11:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It was fun to give it a try. Thank you, Grace!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:15 pm Reply
  • Constance Colvin

    You ARE the furniture whisperer!

    August 16, 2018 at 1:08 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      tee hee! You are too cute!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm Reply
  • Ginny

    Beautiful!!! My neighbor gave us a dresser that he longer wanted in his garage and my daughter has claimed it. A sprayer would make this job so much easier to tackle! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    August 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Ooh…what a great neighbor! Sounds like fun. 😀

      August 19, 2018 at 9:17 pm Reply
  • Edie Smoak

    Love, love, love the color! So sad you can’t identify it for us so I can use it to pain built-in s i am currently working on. If I won the sprayer the timing would be perfect as I am getting very close to being ready to paint!

    August 16, 2018 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • Rosie

    Love the color. Did you name it yet?
    Always impressed with your talent

    August 16, 2018 at 2:34 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Nope, not yet. Thank you for the love.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • Joan Ness

    So pretty and love the color. The pieces go together so perfectly! You make the sprayer look so easy!

    August 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It truly was a fun challenge that I enjoyed. Thank you!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • Cathy

    As always, a gorgeous finish!

    August 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so sweet, Cathy. Thank you!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • Joyce Vanderlinden

    Beautiful color and they look very well together. Love your blog and your creativeness.

    August 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Joyce. That makes my heart happy.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    Larissa, you inspire me and you are such a lovely role model. I would love to win the spray shelter. I have a houseful of curb shopped furniture that needs to be beautified. Tables, chairs, dressers. I donate many of my finds to an organization which helps refugees and I’d love to do more than just clean up the furniture. I love what you’ve done with these two pieces you show-cased today. I also have a spare mirror that needs to be attached to something, so this helps me to figure out how to do that. Thanks so much for the opportunity to take a chance at your generous giveaway!

    August 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Your words made my day, Patty. How sweet of you to say. Thank you! Sounds like you have some fun planned!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • Charlene Paugh

    I LOVE it !!! Blue is my favorite. Beautiful job, as always !!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 16, 2018 at 4:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay! Your are so fun!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • Jan Gommeringer

    Hi Larissa,
    I’m a new follower of yours and you did a great job “marry-ing” this dresser and mirror! I’m planning to build a very looong bench soon and I hope it turns out as I envision. I better have a plan B though. Lol Thank you for your encouraging us all to DIY!
    Jan

    August 16, 2018 at 4:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so excited to have you, Jan! 😀 Thank you for the love.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • Charlene Smith

    What a beauty! The color is amazing. Love turning old into new.

    August 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It was a blast to try…literally! 😀

      August 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm Reply
  • Gail Ebeling

    What a beautiful peaceful color..the glass knobs a like the cherry 🍒 on the top

    August 16, 2018 at 5:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s a fun way of putting it. Thank you!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm Reply
  • Naomi S.

    That project turned out to be really lovely! I have never used a paint sprayer so I think I would choose a small table I have to paint first. I can think of other pieces, too, like a chest of drawers that my grandfather built for me when I was a baby. I painted it to use for my first daughter when she was a babe and it’s had one more coat of paint since then. But it needs a refresher, for sure.

    Thanks for sponsoring the contest!

    August 16, 2018 at 6:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You will love it!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm Reply
  • Deborah L Mildenstein

    That blue is to die for! I have an old dresser that I would LOVE to spray. Here’s hoping!!!

    August 16, 2018 at 7:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo!! You made me giggle, Deborah. Thanks!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:22 pm Reply
  • Cindy Gaston

    Love this project! I have a small old dresser that I would use the sprayer on.

    August 16, 2018 at 7:37 pm Reply
  • Cindy Downing

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I sooo need this sprayer to do my kitchen!!

    August 16, 2018 at 8:31 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It would be so nice to have for that kind of project. Hope you win!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm Reply
  • Sherry Fram

    I would redo the wardrobe in my bedroom. I keep putting it off as it has louvred doors. lol

    August 16, 2018 at 8:58 pm Reply
  • Ivy

    Oh, I simply can’t decide yet! So many possibilities!

    August 16, 2018 at 9:09 pm Reply
  • Terri Hughes

    WOW…..the dresser and mirror where made for each other. Love the blue paint….very pretty!

    August 16, 2018 at 10:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you so very much, Terri!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm Reply
  • Tammy Shelton

    Love it! I would tackle a French Provincial Dresser just waiting for me in my garage.

    August 16, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Love the French Provincial style.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm Reply
  • Jeanette

    You’ve done it again! Beautiful. They look great together!

    August 16, 2018 at 10:27 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, thank you, Jeanette!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • Janet Kynerd

    As usual, you have produced an amazing piece.

    August 16, 2018 at 11:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so glad you think so. Thank you!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • Carol Prygo

    Larissa, this set turned out just beautiful! I love the color!

    August 16, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      What fun I had with this whole thing. Thank you, Carol!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • Shelley

    I believe I’ve commented this before, but I’m normally appalled at real wood furniture being painted…. but you have done it and changed my mind again! It’s just beautiful. I think this is my favorite of your projects yet. Though I think I’ve said that before as well!

    August 17, 2018 at 12:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Shelly. 😉

      August 19, 2018 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • Felicia

    Love the color. And thank you for the giveaway.

    August 17, 2018 at 1:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’re welcome. 🙂

      August 19, 2018 at 9:25 pm Reply
  • Emily Price

    Genius makeover! You would never know they originally didn’t belong together! Really inspirational! I’ve had my eye on the sprayer…I’ve sworn off brush painting my hoard of dining chairs! Lol. This would make life much easier….plus I’d love to tackle my kitchen cabinets! Hopefully I entered giveaway right! (Fingers crossed;) thank you!

    August 17, 2018 at 7:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’re a fun gal, Emily! 😀 Thank you for the smile.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:25 pm Reply
  • Mary Smitg

    I love how this turned out. I’m always finding random mirrors when I’m out picking. (Or are they finding me? 🙂 I’d love to try the sprayer on a large armoire that I’m about to tackle! Thanks for sharing!

    August 17, 2018 at 7:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      They find you…just like this one as I wasn’t looking! haha!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:25 pm Reply
  • dianne anderson

    I really enjoy every post you publish. Winning the HomeRight Shelter would be a painter’s dream come true.

    August 17, 2018 at 8:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That means so much. Thank you!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Janice

    Absolutely beautiful. As always. You are amazing!

    August 17, 2018 at 9:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks for making what I do so worth it. 🙂

      August 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Bonnie Maw

    Gorgeous pull together of items and love mistints!!

    August 17, 2018 at 9:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! You are a kindred spirit.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Terri hogan

    The dresser is beautiful. I am always amazed at what you accomplish!

    August 17, 2018 at 9:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s much work, but I love what I do. Thank you!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • Sue Pagels

    Great Job and I love the blue! The glass knobs really set it off too! Thank you for the giveaway – I would love to win!

    August 17, 2018 at 10:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Had to add some of my favorite bling. Thank you!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • Joanne

    I always look forward to your posts. You inspire and amaze. I am a novice at recycling, repurposing, restoring, having recently retired. So still building my “tool box”. I have a small cabinet I am eager to paint and a dresser that has damaged veneer so painting is my plan. Your dresser turned out beautiful. Love the color and your creativity that created the match. Your a genius!

    August 17, 2018 at 11:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How exciting and congratulations! Thank you for the smile too. 😀

      August 19, 2018 at 9:28 pm Reply
  • Kristina

    So pretty! Is that latex paint flat? It’s hard to tell in the photos. I have a dresser that has been in my garage for 7 yrs (yes I said 7!) It even made a move with us and I just can’t decide what to exactly to with it, I refuses to “talk” to me lol! It has sentimental meaning as it came from my in-laws after they passed away and I don’t want to mess it up. Maybe if I win the sprayer I will finally just go for it and hope it just starts screaming at me then! Thank you for the opportunity Larissa. 🙂

    August 17, 2018 at 12:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Yes, it is in an eggshell finish. You will love it!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • Debra A Wise

    Another beautiful makeover Larissa! I can’t believe how incredibly amazing the 2 pieces look married together. Only you could have the vision to accomplish this! I have so many pieces I want to paint and the HomeRight sprayer would be such a help since it’s getting to where it hurts my hands to paint things by hand.

    August 17, 2018 at 1:38 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It was one of those things I had to try. Thank you, Debra!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • Noël Quinnelly

    I found a beautiful buffet that I’m turning into a coffee bar. All it needs is a little TLC and paint

    August 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm Reply
  • Pam

    I think I have a fear of color. A real fear. I don’t know that I’d ever be brave enough to paint a piece of furniture blue. Maybe someday! I do, however think it turned out lovely and would be stunning in the right place – French cottage comes to mind. Thank you, as always, for such lovely inspiration!

    August 17, 2018 at 6:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You can do it! Maybe start with a small piece work up. Warning: It’s addictive!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • Christine Long

    So pretty. You are so creative! Switching out the applique was brilliant and totally made this project but the key eschuteons are pretty fab, too. Details make it

    August 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Christine! It just needed something.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm Reply
  • cheryl bonner

    I need to move closer just so I can buy your stuff..lol..This is amazing

    August 18, 2018 at 12:38 am Reply
  • Lisa

    Love the new look of the dresser and mirror “set’! I would be interested to see how you highlighted the details. If I were to win the HomeRight products, the first things I would paint are some frames I have been collecting for signs~ Christmas gifts! Thank you for the inspiration; those frames just might have some embellishments added.

    August 18, 2018 at 2:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How fun to think ahead. We do the same. Makes Christmas so special.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm Reply
  • Peggy Sanders

    I just love this blue color. You always come with such great ideas. Love your blog.

    August 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Peggy.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm Reply
  • Sheilda

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    August 19, 2018 at 10:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’re welcome.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm Reply
  • Melanie

    Beautiful! I love the soft gray/blue color. It fits the piece well. I would tackle a handmade oak shelf/bookcase unit I picked up at a church resale shop so it would work better in my sewing studio.

    August 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I do too. I couldn’t wait to use that color. Sounds like fun!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Deborah l Beardsley

    I have a bunch of shutters to do and boy would this make it a whole lot easier…. love the dresser

    August 19, 2018 at 4:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So glad you like it. Thank you!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Judy Newell

    I love the color and the detail work. I wish I had a place and the proper tools to redo furniture.😟

    August 19, 2018 at 5:21 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Judy. I hear ya. I use my house.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • Winona Spinks

    I love your projects and the inspirations you share. This one is by far my favorite. Marrying these two pieces was a perfect match!

    August 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo!! That’s so awesome to hear. Thank you, Winona.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • LouAnn

    Wow! That’s amazing!

    August 19, 2018 at 5:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Super fun to hear. Thank you!

      August 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm Reply
  • Cindy

    Beautiful! I absolutely love seeing your posts, highlight of my day 🙂

    August 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh how sweet. Thank you for that, Cindy.

      August 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm Reply
  • Lisa Wilson

    That blue is spectacular and I love the knobs! Another beautiful piece!

    August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You’ve made me smile! 😀

      August 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm Reply
  • Staci

    So beautiful! And your staging skills are topnotch! How awesome that you give these pieces beautiful new lives. 😍

    August 19, 2018 at 11:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s kinda like a passion to take all the unwanteds and make them new. Thank you, Staci. 🙂

      August 20, 2018 at 5:48 am Reply
  • Carrie

    Top notch transformation of this piece of furniture!

    August 20, 2018 at 9:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo!! Thank you for the awesome love, Carrie.

      August 21, 2018 at 9:55 am Reply
  • CJ

    Stunning and calming at the same time. Love how you do that! Been thinking about a furniture paint sprayer myself and have gotten so many recommendations for HomeRight. Guess that’s the one to get! I have a petite china cabinet, a curvy buffet, and a Hoosier cabinet waiting impatiently in my garage…

    August 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I love how you said that. Thank you!

      August 21, 2018 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Cassandra D

    I like your new project..
    I would tackle the dresser in the garage with HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer and Spray Shelter.

    August 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm Reply
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