Hello! Today I’m sharing this dresser makeover with you that I did for my girls’ room. I found this beaut at Value Village for a whopping $10, and the before was faaaaar from pretty.
I told you :). It was covered in stickers, and had a lot of large and small dings. But when I pulled out the drawers, I was surprised at how clean and sturdy it was, despite the outer appearance. It almost didn’t make sense – the inside definitely did not match the outside. I knew it would be perfect for a makeover, so home it came with me.
I had to do a fair amount of wood filling and sanding, and afterward I painted the dresser with a black paint + primer spraypaint so that it would be dark when I distressed it.
Next I did three coats of flat ultra white latex paint, and then distressed all the edges. I finished it with a few coats of polyacrylic (which is a water based finish, as opposed to oil based, which will yellow on white paint) to protect it.
The original dresser didn’t have drawer pulls (there are grooves underneath each drawer to pull), but I thought they would add a nice touch. I found these pulls at Home Depot, and love how the black contrast looks on the white dresser.
This little dresser is the perfect size for Hattie’s clothes, and was a really fun project to do. I’m still looking for a dresser project for my room, so hopefully that will be my next DIY project!