DIY Projects & Decor, Tutorials

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! 😀
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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34 thoughts on “DIY Painted and Stained Dresser Makeover”

  1. 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)



  2. 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.


  3. 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…


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