Vintage Bali Hai Dresser Makeover

2 Materials
$30
8 Hours
Easy
Vintage furniture is often high-quality and made to last so when you find a good, solid piece, don't be afraid to give it new life to match your style and decor.
Bali Hai is a beautiful line of furniture from the 1960's. When I found this dresser, I knew it would be perfect for our bedroom.
After a little cleaning, I removed all of the hardware and gave it a few coats of white chalk paint.
A bit of distressing and a coat of clear wax completed the look.
I liked the hardware. Typically I change the hardware on these pieces but again, I like these handles and the style goes so perfectly, I wanted to keep them. But they needed a bit of an update as well.
I gave them a coat of Rustoleum Chalked Gray spray paint and then dry-brushed on a light coat of white chalk paint and re-attached them.
This piece went from being a high-quality, outdated dresser to a high-quality, updated dresser for just a few dollars and a bit of 'elbow-grease'. You always want to make sure there are no structural defects when shopping for a piece. In the case of drawers, make sure they all work smoothly and are solid. Repairs are possible and can be done but if you don't want to bother with that, be sure to give it a good 'once-over' before buying.
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Lauren Z
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