Dresser Makeover

4 Materials
1 Day

I love when I find a bargain!! I found this beauty at goodwill for a mere $6, yes, $6!! There was nothing wrong with it at all!

All it needed was a new identity lol! It just needs a little bit of TLC I’ll have it looking brand new!

After cleaning it with Krud cutter, I sanded it down. I intended to just scuff it up so that the paint would stick, but the old stain came off perfectly.

I was able to do all of the drawers too! I love the natural look so it was a plus that it came off easily.

I decided to just paint the rest of the dresser in white using my spray gun. I use the critter spray gun. You need to have a large compressor for it to work. It’s just faster to spray.

For the drawers, I made a white wash. About half cup of water and two tablespoons of paint. You can make it lighter or darker, it just depends how you want it to look!

I dipped a sponge into the mixture, then ran it along the drawer. I waited till it dried, then did it again until I was happy with the result.

Instead of buying new hardware, I took the old knobs off, then sprayed them white.

I’m so happy with how it looks! A fresh new look! I used verathane wax from Home Depot to seal the whole piece.

The hardware looks so good on it.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope this inspires you to create your own look! Have a great day!

Have a great week!

Suggested materials:

  • Krud kutter   (Home Depot)
  • Paint   (Home Depot)
  • Verathane wax   (Home Depot)
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  • Jannel Jannel on Oct 02, 2021

    Very nice. The paint actually accentuates the lines of the dresser much more.

    As I look at this, I wonder how adding an extra dimension....Like leaving the pulls the natural wood??


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  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Oct 03, 2021

    WOW, a beautiful transformation to this dresser. Love the white-wash on the drawer fronts. A great job on this project.

  • Michelle Michelle on Oct 04, 2021

    I saw the picture of the dresser and thought, ‘what more can be done with a dresser?’, but- with such a subtle difference between the white paint and the whitewash. This looks great! I wouldn’t change a thing- bravo!