Fall DIY | Dresser Makeover

Ally | flop.or.not
by Ally | flop.or.not
7 Materials
3 Days

My client contacted me asking me to recreate a dresser from a year ago I had done for someone. Challenge accepted! I hadn’t done a white and wood combo in awhile, and it’s such a satisfying one. So browsing through Facebook marketplace I found this gem. Although I could tell it was solid wood, I was not expecting the wood to be THAT beautiful 😍 check it out!

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Solid wood, great bones! But those handles needed some work. It all needed a makeover. But you an see that beauty ?! Right?! 😉

Remove hardware

Personally, I keep all my hardware, but I was getting all new stuff for this piece.

Sand time baby

These old yellowing drawer stain needed to go!!

Happy dance

It was time for a happy dance when I saw that GORGEOUS wood grain underneath 🖤

Sand frame

Just needed a scuff up, and shinny coating taken down.

Sanded and Varasol wipe

Sanding was done and I used varasol to wipe down all the sand dust off.


I put some wood filler on the bottom legs to fill some chips. Than sanded that down.


Time to prime - I always and forever will use ZINSSER SHELLAC BASED primer.

I was so sad my airbuds (Bluetooth headphones) died 😫

Time for some stain

Staining the drawers I used a minwax royal walnut.

Beauty 😍


Primed all done ✅
Add the paint

I did 3 coats of behrs antique white adding bb frosch transforming powder with the paint, over top the 3 coats of primer.

Off white

Love that off white!

Add new hardware

I bought these hardware pieces from amazon! I live how adorable and adorable and good quality most are.

Staging 😍 my favorite part!

I actually DIY’d these black vases ;) go check out them in another post!


There you have it! Beautiful wood grain and off white frame. If you would like tips or questions answered for your next project! I would love to hear them. Checkout my Instagram and Facebook

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  • Lynn Andersen Lynn Andersen on Nov 04, 2020

    Lovely. How far did you take the sanding down on the parts that you were going to paint. All the way to bare wood, or leave some stain color? Also do you sand with finer sandpaper as well to get VERY smooth serface after painting? Thanks

  • Cory Scholefield Cory Scholefield on Nov 04, 2021

    What type of roller do you use?

  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Oct 27, 2022

    It’s beautiful! My question, what is “transforming additive”?

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  • Katen Katen on Oct 27, 2022

    I love real wood. Painted is ok but first choice is wood. Sometimes though paint best option, so you managed to get the best of both on one piece. Nice job. Thanks for sharing

  • Mousie Girl Mousie Girl on Oct 28, 2022

    Love it. Simple and beautiful .