before & after: yellow love

today’s final before & afters (stay tuned for a new we like it wild next at 1pm!) are all about sunshine yellow. the first project belongs to michelle of three men and a lady– michelle found this dresser on craigslist and updated it with paint, new hardware (love her choice) and a lamp she repainted as well. michelle is always full of crafty projects- stay tuned for a few of hers in the d*s book next year. thanks, michelle!

*ps: click here to see andy’s first guest post of the day!

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CLICK HERE for lauren’s yellow dresser makeover after the jump!

our second yellow makeover comes from d*s reader lauren in boston. over the past year, lauren and her friend have been refurbishing old, sad furniture that they find on curbs or craigslist. boston, being so heavily student-populated, lends itself to a wave of curbside furniture each september. lauren explains, “if you’ve never experienced 9/1 in boston… all i can say is picture u-hauls double parked on every street imaginable, and discarded furniture lining the sidewalks in piles.” taking advantage of the great student-furniture-purge of september, lauren picked up this great piece and gave it new life with bright yellow paint and a matching yellow mirror. great work, lauren!


  1. Wowweeee! Thanks for all the love. Here’s the low down on my dresser (the first one). I didn’t sand the dresser. Only primer and paint. I sprayed it with a spray gun attachment that connects to my air compressor. The color is a result of mixing, thinning, adding, so sadly I have no clue what the true color is. I do know it is a Behr brand, eggshell. Best color match I can suggest is Bee a Friend by Disney at HomeDepot. Wall colors are: Granite Grey (Glidden) and Evening Hush (Behr). Hardware is from Hope that helps. Check me out at: for more info. Thanks again!

  2. Oh yes, and we did the art piece of the Joshua Tree ourselves. Check out my blog for instructions:

  3. david says:

    i love ’em both, especially the first one. the classic lines and contemporary color makes it very modern and elegant!

  4. ah, yellow! I can’t say enough how much I love yellows. They bring such bright and cheery feelings.

  5. Love the first dresser. The whole arrangement is perfect–the yellow with the black/white lamp and the DIY (and gorgeous) artwork. Very, very nicely done!!

  6. Jeanine says:

    Love the turquoise canisters. I’m addicted to that color. Where are they from?

  7. Makes ya wanna sing….Pocket Full of Sunshine!

  8. Amanda says:

    My mom has the dresser (*before yellow love) I doubt she would ever paint it!

  9. denise says:

    Love the painting. The bold paint colors really highlight and show off the beautiful hardware! Great job.


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