I’ve got DIY furniture on the brain.

We went ahead and bought the sideboard from the local used furniture store last weekend, and spent Saturday sanding, priming and accidentally staining our deck with quick-dry BIN.  It took all day just to prep the piece – and I have no problem blaming our slow progress on the 80-degree-temperature and swarm of hornets AND bees surrounding us as we worked.

This weekend, we hope to move on to the Paint phase.  If we can decide on a color, that is.

Anyway, when it comes to DIY furniture projects, I’m still a newbie in execution, but I have Research & Development down pat.  To wit: this selection of dresser make-overs featured on designsponge, my go-to site for Before and Afters.

Here’s a great dresser-turned-bath vanity on the site today:

sinkbefore

finished-bathroom-sink

Love the distressed treatment and paper top (not so much the hardware):

nicoledresserbefore

nicoledresserafter

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And this dresser-turned-nicer-dresser:

christinebefore1

christineafter1

Barb from Knack Studios doing it again:

barbbefore

barbafter

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Not a dresser, but a totally cute desk transformed.

sorra_desk-before

sorracombo

See lots more designsponge Before & Afters here.

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