Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dresser makeover

As promised, I have another baby's room project to share with you.

Almost every piece of furniture in the baby's room was donated to us by our amazing friends.  This dresser was a welcomed addition because we needed a dresser before we could be certified as foster/adoptive parents.

It's a nice, sturdy dresser in great condition.  My only issue is that I like things to have a bit of pizzaz!  I knew immediately that I wanted to paint this guy.

I've actually never painted a large piece of furniture before and it was much more work than I anticipated.

I began by priming the entire unit.

I removed all the knobs and removed the drawers and put primer on everything that would be visible.

Then I painted the whole thing yellow!  I started to stress out when I began painting because I could still see the white primer through the paint.  Then I remember I can paint another coat.  Duh!  So after the first coat of paint dried, I started on the second.  The entire project took me about 5 hours because, including the primer, I basically had to paint the dresser three times.

But let me tell you friends, it was totally worth the time and effort.

I am in love with this dresser.  It's exactly what I wanted.

Rather than using the plain knobs it came with, I added this lovely hardware that I picked up on sale at World Market. 

Now that we have our crib and dresser, we just need a baby!
This kid already has cooler bedroom furniture than my husband and I have.  In fact, I think this is my favorite room in the house.


  1. I painted a headboard and footboard yellow when we moved into our new place! Great minds think alike. The dresser looks fantastic and totally professional. Looks like something you'd see in Anthropologie. Hooray for recycling!

  2. I love the color! adds a nice pop of color!

  3. That is so cute! The new hardware is a nice touch. This is so perfect for a nursery/kid's room. Great job, lady!