So here is the thing. I had this really ugly dresser that my husband brought into our marriage (sorry Derek…but it’s ugly). It’s brown and old looking. It’s like something you would see in an old sad home. I don’t want my home to be sad. I want it to be fresh and happy! So I decided to up-do the old gross dresser behind my husband’s back, because he is really attached to it. I knew he would like the finish product, but there was NO way he was going to let me touch it. So I had to do it without his permission. Sorry honey! I hope you like the finish product though and I love you….just didn’t love the dresser.
This dresser was honestly the BEST type of furniture to make over, because besides it’s ugly exterior there is nothing wrong with it. It’s well made and sturdy. There are no cracks or scratches on it and all of the drawers work perfectly fine. So I was excited that this would be really easy to make beautiful!
So looks how sad it looks. It makes me me think of an old person’s home! We are young and hip, so we can’t have old furniture!
So the first think I did was take out all of the drawers from the dresser.
I took off all of the handles. You will want to take off all of the handles even if you don’t plan on replacing them.
You will want to clean off all of the drawers to make sure they are ready to paint. I am glad I did this, because I noticed that the rag I used was filthy after I wiped it down! Gross!!
Let the painting begin! I painted one coat. Let it dry. The painted another coat!
I let it dry! Now you will need to put a polycrilic coating over the top!
Once that is done (and dried) you can put back on your handles, or install your new handles.
I chose a really simple silver handle. It cost $1.98 each. Handles can get pretty expensive, so make sure that you notice the price and how many you will need. I only needed 5, so it cost $10. That was the cheapest option.
The finished product!