How to Add Feet to a Dresser - Before and After

This dresser got a fresh new look with paint, hardware, and the addition of new "feet" and trim.
I see honey colored maple dressers just like this one all of the time in thrift shops. You probably do, too. You might even have one in your home. I decided give this one a major update.
I started by removing the skirt along the bottom. I was able to simply unscrew the skirt and pry off a few nails and the entire bottom came off. I then attached 1 x 4 and 1 x 3 pieces of wood along the bottom edges to create a surface for attaching the brackets.
I then attached brackets to the four corners and screwed in the new feet.
I mitered, glued, and nailed a new piece of trim along the bottom to ease the transition between the dresser and the new feet. Finally, a few coats of a soft white paint and new hardware and the updated look was complete.
Susan @ Saw Nail and Paint
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  • Maritza Rivera Quintana Maritza Rivera Quintana on Jun 17, 2018

    What kind of pain , should I us???

  • Cat366850 Cat366850 on Jul 18, 2018

    Where do you get the feet.?

  • Jen Jen on Mar 31, 2019

    I have a dresser that is made of press board and that thin "papery stuff" that's made to look like wood. Can I paint that as well and add feet? Is there any kind of prep first? What kind of paint do I need to use? Thank you! I love this idea!

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