Monday, October 14, 2013

Dresser Makeover

Today I am linking up with, Jennifer, at THE PINK PAGODA for a Blue and White Bash.

I recently started updating our master bedroom.  My first project was to paint our old dresser.  Our bedroom is small, so to save space we placed our dresser inside of one of our closets. 

We've had the dresser for over 12 years and it's showing its age.  It's built well so we didn't want to get rid of it; it even held together after being dropped from a moving truck.

I debated about whether or not to paint over the wood, but I don't have any qualms about painting over an aged, beat up dresser!  

After dusting the dresser with a lint free cloth, I gave the dresser 4 coats of Behr, Starless Night-flat paint(be sure to let each coat dry in between). I didn't bother to prime or sand it.  Once everything was dry I gave it a protective finish.  Like all D-I-Y tips, this method may not work for everyone!

Switching out the hardware is one of the best ways to update old furniture.

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The new, clear-acrylic knobs are courtesy of D. Lawless Hardware.  I was going for an antique look.  I love the way the new hardware compliments the dresser.

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All of the accessories are unique thrift store finds.

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The results are amazing!  I am always impressed by the power of paint.  I hope you are inspired to tackle a project of your own.

*A huge thank you to Derrick of D. Lawless Hardware for providing the hardware for this makeover.

57 comments:

  1. This is very timely for me since I've been shopping for a dresser on craigslist that I could paint and do over. Great job!!!

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  2. I love that color! It really made the chest pop. I was going to paint one of my bookshelves white and put it in the closet too but now I'm thinking it should be a color since it will be in the closet. Make it pop instead of disappear in the space. hmmmmmm.

    OR paint them white and the back the blue color! Oh...I like that idea!

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  3. Aaaaah, I did a similar color on my son's dresser too for the ORC Brandi! Love how you added that beautiful bling hardware on yours! I could't put anything flashy on my son's dresser but I think i added enough bling thru paint! Will share that one next week though because this week I'm sharing a DIY Bench we made for the nook!

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  4. Love it Brandi! Looks like a brand new piece off the showroom floor. The knobs are perfect!!

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  5. Beautiful Brandi, I specially love the color you chose for it! Pretty knobs and you're gonna place this beauty inside your dresser?! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  6. Looks great! The color is fabulous! Great work:)

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  7. Beautifully done! I love the blue and love the new knobs.

    Pam

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  8. Beautiful makeover Brandi...love those knobs! Pretty vignette too!

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  9. The color is perfect and gorgeous. Looks stunning with the blue and white accessories!

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  10. I love the color and the hardware! You did a great job!

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  11. The dresser looks great Brandi, that is a really beautiful color and the knobs are perfect.

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  12. It really looks wonderful, Brandi! I love the color and the glass knobs are perfect. The way you accessorize really makes it beautiful. xo

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  13. This post is right on time! I have a nightstand that I've really wanted to just paint and move on but was too scared to do so without sanding my life away. I just hope mine project comes out as awesome as yours.

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  14. wow brandi I love it! good job!

    bye!

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  15. You definitely made the right decision painting this! What a beautiful job and a perfect color. Love the knobs you chose too. And I love that there was no distressing - just a lovely piece of furniture now.

    Great job - it motivates me. :)




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  16. I love how it turned out. I especially love the color. My daughter has a dresser that needs a coat of paint but I don't think it is real wood. I am contemplating giving it a makeover. We'll see!

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  17. I love this shade of blue...it's great that you gave it the "Brandi-touch" instead of tossing it into a landfill. I can't wait to see what you do next!

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  18. You did it again! Beautiful! Love the direction your room is taking. Paint does do wonders! We bought the dining table and chairs from the previous homeowners when we purchased home. I painted the chairs with chalk paint and was amazed at the transformation...

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  19. Brandi, the dresser looks great, brand new even. I'm really loving that shade of blue!!!

    Whitney

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  20. It's just lovely Brandy! I love the navy:) great job.

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  21. Love that paint colour! The knobs are gorgeous too. Another superb job my friend!

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  22. I love the color you chose! Now, those knobs are the perfect final touch!

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  23. again d lawless guys are the BEST! and this makeover is pretty fab too. love the color choice especially.

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  24. You have such amazing skill! This looks amazing. I'm so tempted to do my own DIY stuff by reading your blog! I love the color and knob for the dresser, it's look so classy!

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  25. I love this. The colour, the hardware, the "everything", it is just gorgeous.

    Did you paint it with a brush or roller.

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  26. Brandi, this looks fantastic!! The power of paint is truly amazing. :) Love the hardware too. So pretty!

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  27. Hi! :)

    It continued with the style but revitalized. It was beautiful.
    You hit the toning.

    Kisses

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  28. Brandi you are always inspiring. Your projects always turn out fabulous. I have my furniture in my room at my parents from when I was 2. It was a full size canopy wood set. It needs a makeover. I was thinking trash it, but you make it look like a fun project!

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  29. This looks fantastic! It doesn't even look like the same dresser! I really need to start painting things around here ;)

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  30. that color is awesome and love the new hardware! d lawless has sucha great selection!

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  31. Isn't paint amazing Brandi? These days there are such a range of colors. I love the one you have chosen.

    I too have been looking for a candle cabinet. I was thinking about "painting" it with walnut dye, not that I have ever tried it, but, as I look at your gorgeous work, I may be better off opting for paint. The hardware is perfect!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  32. As usual, the finished product looks great!!

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  33. I LOVE it! The color is beautiful!

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  34. woah that is so much better! love the darker paint. have been so afraid to do this in the past but I must. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  35. I love the charm of older furniture. You did an EXCELLENT job on the restoration.

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  36. I love the color you chose! It's amazing how paint can completely change furniture.

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  37. Hi Brandi, you did a great job, I really love the color you choose; it's so nice and it gives your dresser a modern look & yes, of course I love the new hardware it really gave your dresser a new life :-)

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  38. Brandi, I love all of the painted furniture makeovers you've done lately! This is such a gorgeous color and the hardware really gives it such a nice finish. It looks like a completely different piece! Great job!

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  39. Your dresser looks fantastic. I love the color you gave it and the handles are great.. excellent job!

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  40. It looks amazing! I never considered dark blue and I love it. You might have just inspired my next painting project. Thanks

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  41. I am not sure about the not priming and sanding it first as I have never done anything like this and not sure you have to in all cases. But this looks GREAT!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  42. Brandi, I love the color of the dresser and the hardware is a perfect compliment.

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  43. I LOVE it! Gorgeous color and I like to hear that you didn't sand it! When I painted my shelves I made sure I figured out a way to do it without sanding...I think I would have lost my mind if I had to sand...
    -Shelley

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  44. I am so far beyond impressed with this that you couldn't reel me back in with a fly fishing rod!!!! It's beautiful, Brandi! I love the color and the knobs!!!! Your patience really paid off!!! Enjoy your beautiful new piece of furniture!!!

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  45. Lovely! Beautiful color and the knobs give it a new lease on life!

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  46. Brandi…I am featuring this on The Patriotic Pam link party this weekend. You can check it out here...http://www.thepatrioticpam.com/2013/11/wowza-weekend-link-party-28.html. Thanks for linking up. Have a great weekend.
    Pam @ The Patriotic Pam

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  47. I love this transformation !! The colour is gorgeous!!
    Ozana

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  48. Beautiful Brandi! I absolutely love the paint color and the knobs are cute! You never fail!

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  49. What an awesome transformation!!! Love the blue you used, and love those knobs too! Beautifully done!!!

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  50. Wow! You chose a GORGEOUS blue paint and the hardware is perfect! What a fantastic transformation. Thanks so much for sharing this on The Bash today!

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