The Yellow Dresser Flip: Before and After

The Yellow dresser flip: before and after

The time has come to reveal what the yellow dresser has become. A long awaited reveal. I picked up this dresser FREE on the side of the road in June with my husband and mother in law and couldn’t wait to get started working on it. I thought I would have this thing sold in a week. And I was very, very, wrong.

yellow dresser before

I have always been curious about furniture flipping so I thought I would give it a try. What I didn’t realize is having a vision of what a piece should look like would save you a bunch of time. Not to mention I just found out I was pregnant and didn’t want to over exert myself between this dresser, my toddler, and being in my first trimester.

I decided I would sand the drawers first and they revealed this beautiful neutral soft wood. What I didn’t anticipate is how long it would take me to sand the base. I also figured getting it down the natural wood was the way to go. It is not. Especially if you are planning on painting it.

IF I would have known I wanted to paint the base black I would have done a light sanding over the whole thing and then painted it. The dresser would have been done months ago and out of my husbands garage.

yellow dresser natural

But me assuming I know what I am doing decide to sand the whole thing and then decide, I want to paint the base black keeping the top and the drawers natural. I actually got to this point and decided I was sick of sanding and would paint over what I didn’t get off. haha!

Final thing is to replace the knobs and handles and viola! She now lives in our living room and not with some one else. lol

yellow dresser after

If I were to do a furniture flip again, I would have a clear picture in my mind of what I want the piece to look like before I take it home, and maybe not be pregnant when I try and tackle something like this.

I would also like to sincerely thank my husband for not burning this dresser while it sat in his way for months. I really like having it in our living room, it gives us so much more floor space compared to the round table we had here, and storage that we were lacking. I love the end result, I just need to be a better project planner for furniture flips in the future. 🙂

2 thoughts on “The Yellow Dresser Flip: Before and After”

  1. Honestly love the way it turned out but the picture of the entire sanded dresser in it’s natural wood tone is stunning 😍 i wouldn’t have been able to paint it because I love light wood tones! Great work!!

    1. Thank you Shannon! I knew that I did not have the patience to continue sanding and pivoted my vision mid project haha It is beautiful and I am so happy I left the drawers natural!

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