Desperate Dresser {Our First Post!}

This dresser was in my bedroom growing up and it was in desperate need of a makeover! As I was redesigning my master bedroom, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! Leave a comment and tell us what you think!
I used Krylon Ivory for the dresser and Oil Rubbed Bronze(ORB) for the handles (LOVE that stuff!)
This makeover cost me only $12 in paint! Makes me love this dresser even more! 🙂

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  1. I’m gonna be following your blog for sure! I love your two projects! I can’t believe how you breathed new life into your dresser! Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. So naturally I decided to see what else you’ve done; imagine my surprise when I saw you’ve only got 3 posts! Your blog looks like you’ve been at this forever! I’m your newest follower, and I can’t wait to totally stalk you.

    1. Love your dresser make over. Ya’ll did a great job. Sow pictures of how you accomplished that beautiful piece. Did you spray it and paint the top black? Put me on your email list. Love it.
      Betty Whatley

  3. Hey,
    I just found your blog and you did a great job on the dresser. I am trying to find one that I can paint so you gave me inspiration, thanks. I am your newest follower.


  4. Yum! What a classy redo. You have totally kicked that dresser up into designer style territory. And the black and white theme looks gorgeous.

  5. This is right up my alley! I love the oil rubbed bronze paint. I have painted most all of my door hardware with it. I love the 2-tone dresser redo. Great job!

  6. Omigosh! This is the best ‘before’/’after’ creation ever! Love the style and colors chosen.
    Do you make house calls? How about if we send you pictures of our (shudder) dresser, could you just give some suggestions?
    You have just been added to my Favorites. Great blog site!!

  7. I just happened upon your blog and saw this post. I have that same bedroom set and have been thinking how much I’d love to do something to it. I absolutely love this and will copying it immediately! Much better than spending a few hundred dollars on a new one! I can’t wait.

  8. Spectacular makeover!!! I just love how you updated this piece!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Take care,

  9. Beautiful makeover and I love the hardware! I just found you through the Sunday Showcase Party and became a follower!

  10. It looks fantastic!! I’m about to redo a very similar dresser for my daughter, and have been wondering if I should switch out those same pulls, but they look awesome the way you did them. ♥

  11. So pretty! I love the color. I’m pinning this!

    I’m a new follower from Miss Mustard Seed.

  12. You ladies have inspiered me to take in charachtered ( I don’t believ that’s a word) furniture and be creative. The only problem is making my husband belive they will look elegant at the end!!

  13. Can you tell me exactly HOW you did it? Do you have any closer pics to see if it’s smooth? We never can get our spray paint to go on smooth. Any tips?
    Thanks, Nikki:)
    alohaqt4 at yahoo dot com

  14. Hi- i know I’m late to the game (by like years) but I love this! (came her via pinterest and your spraypaint review). This dresser is awesome, how did you get the rustic/warn down look around the edges? I’d love to do something similar. thanks!!

  15. Love the dresser. I was just looking for ideas for an old piece that I have. What type of paint did you use on the top?


  16. I have my mother in law’s old buffet that looks similar to this dresser and I would love to redo it this very way!!!Can you give a little more specific detail on how you did the dresser? Was it all sprayed and how did it not spray all over? (I guess I am a messy spray painter…)!

    Thank you!

  17. I just have a few questions. Did you strip the finish off the wood prior to painting the dresser? Also did you use spray paint or a brush? Thanks so much!!!

  18. Just a few questions. Did you remove the finish on the wood prior to painting?? Did you use spray paint or a brush?? Thanks so much

  19. Your furniture piece turned out amazing . I am 63 yrs old and this year for Christimas I did 5 pieces of furniture fo my grandchildren. Krylon fusion was my pick. I did one end table black top hot pink bottom and it is beautiful. My granddaughter loves it. We do our Christmas early. Love your work

  20. I am a newbie when it comes to chalk painting and can not get enough. My first project was to paint my sons bedroom suite and everyone was completely shocked when I finished it. I will have to say that I shocked myself. I used Annie Sloan paint in coco and old white for the base colors and I used General Finish black gel stain and the high gloss for the dresser top and night stand. Of course I used the Anne Sloan clear wax and I used the dark wax as well to bring out all the details. I changed out the knobs and I couldn’t be more pleased. I am totally addicted now so my next project will be a very nice bathroom sink that is in my workshop. It looks nice now, I just have some ideas floating around in my mind that will really make it pop. I think that chalk painting has created a monster. Needless to say there is nothing safe in this house now. I have my eyes on some other pieces in my home. I am a happy chalk painting women now!

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