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.
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.
All of the accessories are unique thrift store finds.
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.