Trashy Tuesday – Country Style Dresser Turned Industrial Chic

Furniture and Cabinetry Redouxs, Le Junque

  1. Kelly Duhon says:

    Awesome. I may have to try that on a piece I own. Looks beautiful.

  2. Thereasa Gargano says:

    Simply lovely! You have such vision & creative energy, I LOVE it! 🙂

  3. Nia Sayers says:

    Awesome job Karen! This is my favorite look by far right now. Love it.

  4. cassie says:

    holy crap i am speechless! it is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Deb Owen says:

    That looks like you would find it in Pottery Barn catalog for about $3,000! What a fabulous transformation! Love it! (and I do believe I could add 5 more exclamation points for this too!)

  6. This is seriously draw dropping STUNNING!!! A lot of work went into that dresser and it shows! LOVE LOVE it!!

  7. Kathleen says:

    That look soooo good! I have an old dresser I painted white, I’ve been wondering what to do with it. Now I think I might have an idea, thanks!

  8. I wouldn’t believe it – if it didn’t come from you! The casters are amazing and I love the different areas of light/dark stain!!

  9. Shannon Fox says:

    Have they bottled your brilliance yet?

    That is drop dead FABULOUS.
    So seriously fabulous!!!


  10. molly watson says:

    Hi there “GTC”,
    In my browsing around the big ol’ internet, I was pleased to run across your blog and just have to say, I love your ideas for saving furniture! I even had to share your site with friends on my own blog at Facebook. Thanks for sharing what you do very well :O) ~Molly from Mollykid Studios

  11. barb blair says:

    That looks AWESOME! I love, love those caster wheels and think you smashed it out of the ballpark on this one! woot!

  12. Absolutely beautiful!!! So awesome, as always. 🙂

  13. Whoa! That’s seriously an amazing transformation! Love the casters and the industrial vibe! Found you through primp.

  14. Catherine says:

    O. M. G-osh. It. looks. in-CREDible.
    You out-did yourself!

  15. Greg says:

    Your dresser looks awesome with our casters! Glad they worked out for you.


  16. Jill Flory says:

    That is one of the coolest redoux’s I’ve EVER seen anywhere. If not THE coolest! LOVE what you did and it is even cooler when you see what you started with. I’m going to remember this stain technique – love the look you got. And the knobs are perfect for it. You could make a killing redoing and selling these things!

  17. Candy says:

    Lovin those casters. They are the perfect finishing touch. GREAT MAKEOVER. Im now your newest follower. Please come visit me at PICKINand and hopfully you’ll follow back?? THANKS!

  18. Jill Flory says:

    Could you share with me what size casters you used? I’m in love with them and they are just what I need for the kitchen island/cart I want my husband to build for me. Thanks!

  19. Danielle says:

    Amazing transformation. I love it. Love the uneven wax, the knobs and the industrial casters. Fantastic!

  20. Pamela says:

    That is awesome Karen! Thanx for linking up to THT! Cant wait to see your completed room.

  21. I just picked my jaw up off the ground. I fully can’t believe that those were the same pieces! AMAZING job Karen!

  22. Niki says:

    Oh it’s gorgeous! I absolutely love it. And kudos to you for stripping it, it paid off big time.

  23. Lindsey says:

    I love the casters! What a great idea!

  24. Tracy says:

    Amazingly better. It is refreshing to see furniture that is stained verses white. You really did a good job transforming that piece.

  25. I. Love. This.

    What a gorgeous piece ! And from “trash” to boot!


  26. Terry Moore says:

    Such great transformation on the dresser. I am in love with the wheels.

  27. Hi! I absolutely LOVE your dresser makeover. You did an amazing job!

  28. Becca says:

    LOVE this dresser! he finish looks so stinkin great!
    Saw you featured and P&P- and just had to pin this guy!!
    I’m off to poke around your blog!
    xo Becca

  29. Stacey says:

    Utter fabulousness. I love it! Especially the casters!

    Stacey of Embracing Change

  30. I think I just fell in love with a dresser. It’s amazing! You did a fantastic job transforming it!!

  31. This is my favorite, favorite, favorite piece ever!!!!!! You rock!!!

  32. Bliss says:

    Fantastic! You know it’s good when one adjective is all that is needed to describe it.


  33. Rita says:

    Wow! What a change–love it.

  34. Kahli says:

    I love it! Especially the casters!

  35. Q says:

    I love the dresser! I would also love some advice :). I’m currently staining my kitchen cabinets (a project I’m a little over my head in), I have stained the frames without using a wood conditioner, overall I’m happy with the result but have noticed a little uneveness, so I decided that a wood conditioner would be useful for the drawers and doors. I used the wood conditioner on the back of a front, to test the area. I noticed that it yellowed the wood considerably. When I stained it it still looked yellowed and the stain still did not take evenly. Basically I’m very disappointed now not only does it look uneven, but also yellow. (I used the Minwax conditioner) Please help! Thank you!

  36. Oh, you meant to say that is my house warming gift, right!? I love how you aged and revamped this dresser. All of the finishing details truly make it spectacular! When is the next Paris Flea Market!?

  37. Megan says:

    What a fantastic transformation! I can’t believe it’s the same piece. 🙂 Megan

  38. I love this dresser! The industrial casters make such a difference. I may have to copy this on a truly boring dresser in my sons room.

  39. What a gorgeous looking dresser – you’ve done a beautiful job! I have this linked to my dressers post as well today, for inspiration!

  40. Holly says:

    WOW. That dresser is gorgeous! You did an knock out job on it – a total transformation!

  41. LOVE THIS! i would love to feature it on a special im doing on dressers , if that would be ok with you please let me know,

  42. I would love to feature your dresser, im not sure if my comment went through, please let me know if it would be ok with you,

  43. Stacey says:

    One of my all-time favs! I will be featuring it later in my next post – love it!!
    Thanks for sharing at the Favorite Furniture Makeovers of 2012 party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  44. Tiffany says:

    Hi! I loooove the last dresser and i am wondering what color stain you used? I have bought 5 different colors and they dont look like yours, lol also what kind of wood is that? Any info would be very appreciated!

  45. Tiffany says:

    Hi! Beautiful dresser! Can you tell me what color stain you used and what kind of wood it is? Thanks!!

  46. Tiffany says:

    Thank you so much! You have helped me tons!!

  47. Susan says:

    Omg that dresser is perfect!!! I love it and I’m going to check out those casters!

  48. Emmy says:

    Amazing look you have here. Do you mind sharing what color stain you used for this piece? thanks!

  49. Great job. I have been covering everything in paint, but I’m loving the stained look of this dresser……and the wheels make the dresser so unique! Love it!

  50. Danielle says:

    Adorable and LOVE the casters. Pinning this!

  51. Sheila says:

    Hi! I think this is the nicest, masculine, looking dresser redo. I would love to do this with a dresser for my son’s room. I have done some furniture stuff in my lifetime but not recently and am hoping the products have gotten loads better. So I have a few questions:
    1. What paint stripper do you recommend?
    2. How long did you leave the stain on for the lighter coat and then the darker sections?
    3. Did you add any sealer or wax at the end?

    Thanks for your help!

    • GTC says:

      Hi Sheila, If you can find a good natural paint stripper, I would go with that. Zinnser used to make one, but I just did a search on Amazon and I couldn’t find it. Otherwise, I would recommend Jasco. It is very toxic, but does the job. Be sure to follow the directions carefully and wear eye googgles.
      I let the stain sit for a while in the darker sections, approximatey the amount of time recommended on the can, for the lighter sections I wiped it off right away.
      I used CeCe Caldwell’s 100% Natural Wax to seal it. CeCe Caldwell’s also makes a fabulous all natural stain in four shades now, but I haven’t tested them to see if you could get the same results.

  52. Lyndsay says:

    Beautiful piece! About how long did it take you to do this piece? I’m getting ready to do a cherry colonial dresser and nightstand, my biggest worry is the stripping.

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