July 15, 2012

The Dresser Makeover

So Jaime and I havent had a proper dresser since we moved into our house. The last year Ive been watching peoples DIY projects and been dying to do a dresser! One day while shopping at Value Village I came across this beauty for sale for $20 and so the makeover began!

I had to get the dresser to my parents place as they have a garage I could fix it up in (we've had a lot of rain lately) and once there got lots of advice from my brother and my father. As I set out to sand the dresser, my brothers electric sander died and I had to hand sand it! Took me 3 hours to get it done!

Then came the painting. I did 3 coats of white paint on the dresser & drawers to get it perfect!

I decided to plurge and get the pretty glass handles I had been eying for months now! Im defintiely glad I did because it turned out perfect. All in all I spent around $90-$100 on material. For the price of real wood dressers these days I think I did great! I was able to buy material over time so it wasnt such a large about of money all at once, and in the end it was worth every penny!

And now, the after!!


  1. Beautiful! I have a entertainment center that is unfinished, I bought it that way from walmart about 8 years ago. It was greeat when I got it, but now I'm sick of it. I've been thinking of redoing it. just that our flooring is a oak color, and I have no idea what color I'd make it. We surely have enough white stuff... and I guess this is why I haven't changed it. lol