I’m sure a lot of you out there have a chest of drawers or a dresser that’s been sitting in a bedroom for years and it’s there because it fills the space and is useful but you can’t stand the sight of it!  It may have been passed down from your parents or something you found at a yard sale or maybe it was something you once liked but it’s now beyond dated. Wait! Don’t throw it away!  One of the easiest and quickest ways to freshen up a dresser is by painting it and changing the hardware.  You’ll be amazed with the end result and in awe that it’s even the same piece.  Check out this dresser that I transformed for a friend of mine for a total cost of $58.


Here’s the dresser before.  It’s a perfectly solid piece with some nice lines that needs a little love

Phase I – I used a light sand paper to sand it down to give it a nice smooth paint surface

Phase II – I sprayed/coated it with a beautiful silver paint


Phase III – I added some knobs from Anthropologie and Voila!

All it takes is a few dollars, a little time and a little creativity.

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10 Comments to 'The Dated Dresser'

marcia@Child in Harmony 10 Jun 10 at 6:43 pm

It looks GORGEOUS !!!

Dan Shand 10 Jun 10 at 7:56 pm

Very Nice!

Julieann/CreateGirl 10 Jun 10 at 7:58 pm

its so glam now, I love it! And those knobs, classic! Great job, thanks for sharing!

MaterialGirls 11 Jun 10 at 12:31 am

That looks awesome Rebecca! You know how I love transformations. Your friend is one lucky lady!


Sarah @ myfirstlittleplace 11 Jun 10 at 4:23 am

Wow, what a great job. It looks fabulous. Well done!

Katlin 11 Jun 10 at 9:00 am

Beautiful piece from start to finish! Another option to help keep the vintage feel would be to update the knobs & paint the top a different color, or maybe cover it in a mirror. Kind of mix old & new for a unique look.

Atlanta Graphic Design Company 12 Jun 10 at 3:59 pm

Very interesting design. Thanks for sharing.

S.K. 16 Jun 10 at 9:46 am

It took courage to go with the silver! The knobs are icing on the cake. Have not refinished anything lately, but you tempt me with your beautiful dresser. At a bargain, too!

Jules 18 Jun 10 at 4:39 pm

Be sure to grab some cheesecloth and give your project a good wipedown between sanding and painting so that your paint coats stay free of dust and don’t peel later on.

home staging 31 Oct 11 at 12:17 am

One of the first and most basic rules of choosing furniture piece for home is to see the design and look of the furniture. In addition, the look and design both are awesome. The best way to stay stylish is to invest in some high quality vintage furniture.

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