So I started by using sandpaper to go over the dresser and rough it up just a bit to give the surface something that paint could adhere to.
Inexpensive Faux Wood Dresser Update to Farmhouse Style
I have been wanting to replace this small dresser for a while, but we just haven't been able to get out and about to find what I wanted so I decided to just see if I could update the look of the dresser. It is functional and nothing wrong with it, I just didn't like the orangish shade of faux wood.
Then I simply used white paint and a paintbrush and got to work.
I wanted the dresser to coordinate with the other furniture in this room which has a dark stained top, so I chose to paint the top of this piece black.
Then I went over the dresser with sandpaper to distress it here and there for a more rustic farmhouse look. Also knowing that if the paint happens to chip at some point it will just look like it is suppose to be there.
I think it turned out even better than I had hoped. It matches so nicely, and looks sooo much better!
I had everything on hand so this project didn't really cost me anything but some time and elbow grease to do.. gotta love those kind of projects.
What a difference a little work and paint can make on a piece of furniture.
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