Vintage and Teal Dresser Upcycle

Ally | flop.or.not
by Ally | flop.or.not
5 Materials
4 Days

This dresser was a steal! I love the beauty of this vintage dresser with all its moldings! Although when I got it, it was far from its prime. But nothing a little sanding and tsp and paint can’t fix!

  • check out my Website
  • check out my insta 🖤
  • scroll and find a discount coupon for paint!
The before picture is always so thrilling!

before... you could say it needed some work


I had a friend sand this for me, and he did an amazing job! A lot of hand sanding but it made my job a lot easier

Prime time

Primed this beauty with zinsser shellac based primer which, if you have been following be for a while you know this is my go to! I knew this one would be a bleeder.

Paint colour

This is country chic’s Wanderess! It turned out to be the perfect colour even tho I was sceptical.

for a discount on this paint! Use CODE: flopornot for 10% off 🤗❤️

1st coat
Stain the legs

I used provincial mini wax for the legs

Original handles - restained

Restained in verathanes rustic bronze

Time for top coat application

I used varathanes waterbased non yellowing satin top coat! About 3X


Ahh I got so much more love on this piece then I thought I was going to! I am so glad I went bold with the colour 🥰🥰

Resources for this project:
See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 6 questions
  • Sandra L Warren Sandra L Warren on Jul 21, 2021

    It came out nice! I see that you cut off that rounded detail on the bottom front (below the arrow shaped detail) but the one on the left looks like it was filled in but the one on the right looks like it was not. Is there a reason for that?

  • Theresa Hairell Theresa Hairell on Jul 22, 2021

    How do you get the drawers to open and close smoothly? I have several older hutches and cabinets and always get frustrated with the sticky drawers!

  • Tessa Tessa on Aug 31, 2021

    Hello, what size jar did you have & how many jars of paint did it take to do this piece? I have a dresser very similar to this one & I think I'm going to do the same thing. Love that color! Fabulous job!

Join the conversation
2 of 46 comments