Blushing Winner, That’s Me

April 22, 2009

Commercial ready: Just call me Mrs. Minwax

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Okay, so I am not really doing a commercial. But I did refinish a dresser using Minwax products a month ago, and submitted the project to their website. I just found out they picked little ol’ me as the winner of the Minwax Project Showcase! Hooray!

I’m a Project Showcase Winner !

You may remember this project where I salvaged a dresser from the Goodwill store for my nephews. This solid wood, but badly abused, dresser originally cost $15. I refinished it using Minwax tinted stain in Antique Red and finished it off with Minwax Wipe-On Poly.


Water marks (removed with mayonnaise):

mayo condition

Burn mark:

burn mark

In Transition:

wood stain

before and after


dresser final

Minwax likes me! They really like me !

See my winner’s profile here on the Minwax website.

And if that’s not enough, stay tuned for my other Minwax product redos: a little bench, and my entire two story staircase.

So now it’s time to celebrate !

12 Responses to “Blushing Winner, That’s Me”

  1. KimT says:

    Congratulations! And I’m pretty new to this blog, so I enjoyed seeing the dresser photos too.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Congrats! That’s awesome news!

  3. Sa-Sea Boutique says:

    CONGRATS!!! That dresser is AMAZING! Looks just like the redish one from pottery barn that is a TON of money! LOVE IT!!! PS- I seriously am trying to buy two chairs from craigs list after finding your blog yesterday. WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  4. the wild raspberry says:

    it turned out amazing!!!

  5. Karen says:

    Congrats! That dresser is gorgeous! I can't get over the before and after. And I never knew about taking water marks out with mayo! :>

  6. Emily from says:

    Mayo, eh? I have a Goodwill dresser that I have been neglecting. Maybe it’s time to address that water stain… Impressive before/after! Go make Minwax proud.

  7. [email protected] says:

    Congratulations! I’m so impressed, I never thought something like that would be repairable so easily. I’ll be linking. Oh, and I saw the playroom on TYH-wonderful!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Do you get a lifetime supply of Minwax?

  9. Jen says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! that is terrific news – I loved that project! I went to a thrift store today and thought of you, wondering what you would do with all the stuff that just looked like junk to me :-)

  10. Elise says:

    You da WO-man! Long last recognition! You on FIRE, baby! Way to go!

  11. Kristina with a K says:

    Oh man! This looks FANTASIC!! Isn’t it the best feeling *ever* when you can revamp something you got for $15 and it looks that great! Great job! :)

  12. G+D says:

    Congratulations! That dresser reno was TOTALLY award worthy–you deserve it!

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