Monday, July 25, 2011

Before and After Dresser Redo

I inherited this dresser from my husband's grandmother. We actually had it as our dresser in our previous house before I bought my fab- 9 drawer dresser from Costco! So off to storage it went, till the yard sale.  At that point, I decided I was going to just redo the dresser for my middle son's new room.  So for a year now since we moved it's been sitting in the garage. Again, naughty mommy!


Barf! Right!?!?!

Well here is the after:

So here's the low down.  I removed the ugly wood pull knobs (if you call it that) I sanded the dresser enough to scuff it up.  Added a coat of Behr interior primer and sealer (purple can). I then used the same green paint (Disney Alien Green) I used on the walls to basically outline the dresser.  Used Rustoleaum Painter's Touch gloss white for the remainder of the dresser.

Knobs I found at Hobby Lobby for 50% off! YAY!!!

Lined the inside of the drawer with shelf liner contact paper. You can't really tell, but the contact paper is lime green, yellow and white.  Matches everything perfectly!

Anyway, it took me about a week to do, and my son was super excited to get it up in his room.  Stay tuned for the before and after of his room.  Just a few more finishing touches and I will post!


  1. Great job! What kind of primer did you use?

  2. Great job! I finally convinced Prince Charming to let me paint the dresser in Baby Brother's room. I love how the two different colors turned out!

  3. I really like how you painted it. I have a dresser waiting to be done, so thank you very much for a good idea!

  4. Great decision to remove the pulls and put those (super cute) knobs on!

  5. Love the colors you selected to paint the dresser. Very soothing.

    Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.

  6. Love the bright colors and the drawer lining,beautiful transformation.



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