Wicker Dresser Makeover

Mihaela Parker
by Mihaela Parker
2 Materials
3 Hours

This is the best kind of challenge, staging for a client using what they have.

This dark wicker dresser was in great condition, it just needed some love.

After a quick wash, I gave it a sand using 80 grit paper. The wood looked great!

I only used one coat of primer because I'm impatient, then two coats of white paint I had left over.

I planned to grey wash the top with watered down chalk paint but there were a few dark marks on the wood that came through, so I just chalked painted it grey.

While drying, I placed it in the area to see if I liked the look. Looked good to me!

For the drawers, I don't have a pic but I just brushed chalk paint on them, the same paint as on the top. It was very quick and only needed one coat!

The finished product. I think it looks great and cost nothing!

I'm still on the fence about the handles. I think I will sand them down, make them look worn and dry brush white or grey chalk paint. Any other ideas would be great!

Funny thing, about a week later I was in Homesense and what do I see? Something very similar, smaller and pretty expensive!

Another reason why I love working with what we have instead of just filling up the dumps and buying new.

What do you think?

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