DIY Painted and Stained Dresser Makeover

Happy Friday!

I just finished up a dresser makeover I’ve been working on all week.  I’d been wanting to find a dresser to redo and put in the “library” room and what do you know?  I had one in my son’s closet for about 6 years now!  It’s a hand-me-down, and while it served it’s purpose of storing clothes, it was in the closet because it’s ugly!

That’s okay… I love a free project!  (Unfortunately, my son’s clothes now  resides in a clothes basket.  I’ll have to work on that.) ;)

Products used:

– Behr Ultra in Satin, Powdered Snow
– Minwax Wood Finish, Expresso
– Rust-oleum Satin, Shell White
–  Dual Paint + Primer Metallic, Oil Rubbed Bronzed
– Elbow grease and a little bit of patience!

Dress before. A little scratched and stained a honey/maple color.
Yucky hardware. But I have a plan…
Drawers are out and the wood that’s not being stained is primed.
I think Expresso is my new favor wood stain!! Love it!
Brought the drawers inside to dry. Too much humidity in garage and I’m not a patient girl! ;)
I used a palm sander to take of the old finish. It’s a lot of work! Made me happy I had already decided to paint most of it! But it was worth it!
I stained the top before priming the sides. Next time I think I will do it the other way around.
Old ugly hardware.
Spray painted with Rustoleum Shell White.
Ahhh, much better! :D
One inch painter’s tape cut in half, then spray painted with the oil rubbed bronze.
The finished hardware. I also used the oil rubbed bronze on the top drawer knobs.
Doesn’t deserve the closet anymore!


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  1. Rachel says:

    Very cute! And that was a lot of work, but it paid off! I love the natural wood of the drawers contrasting the white body of the dresser. Very artistic!

  2. Cathy says:

    I have a dresser I am getting ready to paint and I had wanted to paint it just like this one – white with the stain – but was unsure. Now that I’ve seen yours I love it. Thanks for sharing. Found you through the Pinterest party at Debbiedos…

  3. Judy says:

    Love the dresser. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  4. Carol Patterson says:

    You did an awsome job on Grandma’s old dresser. Very unique. I love it. Grandma would have been so proud!! Of course she would say your wonderful talents run in the family (on Grandma’s side, of course! ha)


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