Monday, August 27, 2012

Dresser Makeover

My Mother in law brought us two dressers when she came to visit recently. Previously, I had mentioned we needed some, and she happened to have two in the attic. This one was my husband's in high school. It was spray painted silver, which totally went with his tye dye/smiley face room. Ha! 
I decided to use this dresser as a buffet in the dinning room as I needed storage for the girls art supplies and place mats. 
I wanted the pull to be in the middle of each drawer, so it would look less like a dresser and more like a buffet. We used wood filler and it worked awesome! 
First, I sanded the drawer, and then applied the filler. It took a few applications and a day in between each to dry. Then I sanded the whole thing. Thank heavens for electric sanders! 
I applied one coat of primer; looking back it probably needed two since the wood was really dark. 
Then I used 2 coats of white semi-gloss paint. Some of the drawers were hard to open and close so my husband sanded the inside of the dresser and I rubbed a bar of soap on all the area's that touch the drawer. It worked like a dream! 
I used a piece of sand paper to distress the edges. I bought the pulls at Lowe's. It cost a little over $20 for all six. 
I love the way it turned out! 
I want to steal it for our bedroom, but we need the storage in the dinning room. 

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  1. Jen, your project is gorgeous! You did an amazing job. I love your other pojects also...nice blog! Following along. Have am amazing day


  2. oh it's pretty! i can totally picture it looking beautiful in your dining room. you go girl!