I’ve written a tutorial showing my step-by-step process for how I painted this dresser.
As you may remember, we’ve been renovating our house the last few months, and while the contractors are gone, we’re far from finished! Though, now we can finally see the end is within sight. This summer has been all about painting. Trim, doors, walls, cabinets and lots of furniture. Today, I’m going to share with you a dresser makeover I recently completed.
This dresser originally belonged to my dad’s aunt and uncle. It’s part of a three piece set, and is a really nice, heavy piece of furniture. This bedroom set was in my daughter’s room until a couple of years ago, when we moved it into our master bedroom.
Unfortunately, while it lived in my daughter’s room, the top of this long dresser was the victim of some pretty bad water damage. Somehow, with all of the before pictures I took, I managed to forget to take a picture of the top of the dresser. You can kind of see the damage in this picture. In the center of the top it’s not quite as shiny.
I’m going to write another post soon to explain the prep, sanding and how I painted the dresser. Today’s just about the before and after.
The two top drawers had this funky, plastic faux wicker thing going on.
So, I switched it out with some extra V-board that I had leftover from our kitchen peninsula. (More about that soon).
I love how the v-board and the new hardware update the look of the dresser! I added small pulls to the smaller drawers and the larger sized pull for the bottom drawers.
Here’s the before and afters again. You can also see some of the other changes that have been made in our bedroom – baseboard trim painted white, new wall color and carpet. I love how light and bright our bedroom is now!
I decided that I liked the dresser better without the attached mirror. (Not to mention, I didn’t feel like painting it!) So, eventually, I’m going to have a gallery wall above the dresser.
Stay tuned for the 411 on how I painted this dresser, and many more furniture projects!
Have you done a furniture makeover? How did it turn out?
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