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DIY Painted and Stained Dresser

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Happy Friday!

I just finished up a dresser makeover I’ve been working on all week.  I’d been wanting to find a dresser to redo and put in the “library” room and what do you know?  I had one in my son’s closet for about 6 years now!  It’s a hand-me-down, and while it served it’s purpose of storing clothes, it was in the closet because it’s ugly!

That’s okay… I love a free project!  (Unfortunately, my son’s clothes now  resides in a clothes basket.  I’ll have to work on that.) 😉

Products used:

– Behr Ultra in Satin, Powdered Snow
– Minwax Wood Finish, Expresso
– Rust-oleum Satin, Shell White
–  Dual Paint + Primer Metallic, Oil Rubbed Bronzed
– Elbow grease and a little bit of patience!

Dress before. A little scratched and stained a honey/maple color.

Yucky hardware. But I have a plan…

Drawers are out and the wood that’s not being stained is primed.

I think Expresso is my new favor wood stain!! Love it!

Brought the drawers inside to dry. Too much humidity in garage and I’m not a patient girl! 😉

I used a palm sander to take of the old finish. It’s a lot of work! Made me happy I had already decided to paint most of it! But it was worth it!

I stained the top before priming the sides. Next time I think I will do it the other way around.

Old ugly hardware.

Spray painted with Rustoleum Shell White.

Ahhh, much better! 😀

One inch painter’s tape cut in half, then spray painted with the oil rubbed bronze.

The finished hardware. I also used the oil rubbed bronze on the top drawer knobs.

Doesn’t deserve the closet anymore!

Old Dresser Makeover

The After!

Old Dresser Makeover

And I love the funky striped hardware!

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34 responses »

  1. Love it!!!

  2. You did an awsome job on Grandma’s old dresser. Very unique. I love it. Grandma would have been so proud!! Of course she would say your wonderful talents run in the family (on Grandma’s side, of course! ha)


  3. Amazingly gorgeous – you put your mark on it and wa la – a great piece to be proud of.

  4. Laurie,
    Love your dresser. Stop by tomorrow and see it featured at House on the Way. Grab a “House Featured” button too!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  6. Very nice! Love those striped handles! Thanks for linking up!

  7. Wow. I love the knobs. Unexpected elements always excite me and these totally do that. Congrats on another beautiful piece!

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  9. WOW! it does not look at all like the same piece- love the hardware! it’s all amazing!

  10. So CUTE! Love your idea on the hardware (may be stealin’ that one!!). Also love the two-tone paint/stain. Nice job!

  11. Love the dresser. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  12. Oh I love the paint and stain mixture you used.

  13. It looks fantastic! I found your beautiful dresser next to my link up at the Power of Pinterest Party. 🙂 Megan

  14. I have a dresser I am getting ready to paint and I had wanted to paint it just like this one – white with the stain – but was unsure. Now that I’ve seen yours I love it. Thanks for sharing. Found you through the Pinterest party at Debbiedos…

  15. Very cute! And that was a lot of work, but it paid off! I love the natural wood of the drawers contrasting the white body of the dresser. Very artistic!

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  18. sweet chest of drawers! Love the two toned look. Your mom’s comment made me smile. 🙂


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