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Water Damaged to Wonderful: A Chic Dresser Makeover!

by on Jul 18, 2011

This flea market find was in dire need of some TLC.  Fortunately, it landed in just the right hands!  Ready for the after?  Read on!  

Layla Palmer, a blogger (The Lettered Cottage) and interior designer, picked up this water damaged dresser at a local flea market.  After an initial “distressed-style” makeover (seen here), she decided it needed something a little more.  Ultimately, a $998 Anthropologie dresser held the inspiration she needed: numbered drawers!  Layla set to work creating a custom version (the numbers represent her wedding anniversary) that I think looks about a thousand times better than the Anthropologie inspiration.  Also, check out those sweet rope pulls!  Genius.

created at: 07/18/2011

Layla shared the full process for the makeover, including step-by-step instructions for creating your own version, so be sure to check out The Lettered Cottage for more!

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  1. Not my taste sorry – seemed to go from potentially awesome to ordinary. But each to their own. Just saying.