Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Good As New - Dresser Make Over


I found this little dresser for $60 at Goodwill. It was a little beat up, but had great bones and joints. I knew with a fresh coat of paint (well, two coats as well as primer) it could be the perfect dresser for the nursery.

I used BM China White (satin) with a hint of BM China Blue (the wall color in the room) for the exterior. I love the subtle hint of blue it has now.

For the interior of the drawers I used China Blue with a hint of white so that the blue wasn't as strong as the wall color.

Here is the dresser before her make-over.

20 comments:

20-Something Superhero said...

Looks great. Love the colors you've selected!

Sam said...

I'm new to your blog, but I have to say that the "new" dresser looks incredible! Great taste!

Making it Lovely said...

Gorgeous! I love that you painted the inside of the drawers too.

Mrs. Limestone said...

Looks great. Absolutely love the pop of blue inside.

What did you use to paint it? Roller or brush?

Liz said...

LOVE it.

suzie said...

Beautiful! I LOVE, LOVE that you painted the inside of the drawers blue!

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Oh my word...That looks fabulous. It now looks like a $500 dresser. Great job!

Ashley Nichole

Michelle said...

GORGEOUS! Love it. The blue would make me smile each time I open the drawer.

Things That Inspire said...

That is beautiful. The blue on the inside is the perfect detail.

So...tell us...how long did it take to transform? Looks like a lot of TLC, although the result is worth it!

thestamfordwife said...

Thank Everyone!

Mrs.L - I used a brush for the whole thing.

Things That Inspire - It actually didn't take me too long...my husband used a palm sander to lightly sand the poly off and then primed the piece - took him about an hour total. It took me a day to give it two coats of paint considering drying time. Not too bad.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Joi said...

It is lovely, T!

Things That Inspire said...

Have you ever used liquid sandpaper (I think that is what it is called) to get the old finish off? Seems like it would be easier, and yet, it seems like sanding would be much less toxic and more thorough.

Freckles Chick said...

Lovely. Simply gorgeous! The paint looks so smooth, I'd swear it was professionally painted.

And the peek of blue inside is just perfect. Now you've got me thinking of Tiffany & Co.... =)

julia said...

amazing. i love that you painted the inside!

niartist said...

Gorgeous - and I love how you didn't forget the inside of the piece. It's like an inverted tiffany box! LOL! Love it.

Lauren said...

It looks beautiful!! Love that you painted the inside blue!!

SoBella Creations said...

What a great transformation.

Jennifer said...

what a great find! love the makeover!

Cyn said...

I am finishing my nursery for the little girl who is due in 5 weeks! What kind of paint did you use (brand and finish). I have found that when I paint wood the top is sticky even months later, which is frustrating....Thanks!