Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dresser Redo

I have wanted to change our room up for a long time, so getting this stuff done has been a HUGE check off my checklist.  Oh, and I love checklists, so this makes me feel VERY productive! 

Here is a picture I found that I've used as inspiration to lighten up our room.


It's just from an old Pottery Barn catalog.  But I love how light, bright, and simple the design and decor is.

So I decided to go with it.  It just took me a while to get going.  Our room was a dark tope.  Then with all our dark furniture it made the room kind of sad.  Our furniture is all pretty old, but very sturdy with GREAT lines.  

I forgot to take great before pics, but this is the first one.  You get the gist.  


Just a regular old, plain, square dresser.  I knew it had great potential.


You can see somewhat how our room looked in the mirror.

And this is the after.


 I sanded the entire thing down with our new electric sander (given to us by Matt's parents).  Then I used a high gloss white paint.  I used both a regular paint brush as well as a roller to really give it a sleek, clean look.  I am pretty pleased with the results.  It's the biggest piece of furniture I have done so far.  

I also did this dresser.  It's our tv stand in our bedroom.  


I love the detail and was pretty excited about painting it.  That was until I actually started painting it.  It was quite difficult.  All those details were not easy!


I promise our walls aren't purple.  It just looks like it.


I ended up keeping the same hardware on both dressers.  One, because they were in great shape. Two, because hardware is expensive! Especially the ones I want.

Oh well.  These will do for now!  I love how the room is shaping up.  It's crazy what a little paint will do for a room :)

10 comments:

Megan said...

Love them! Painted furniture is my favorite:)

Adrienne said...

I love your blog it is one of my favs! Please, if you have time from being a busy mommy check mine out! I can't wait to finally move into a house and try out all these ideas.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes, nothing transforms like a coat of paint. Looking great!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

I lOve the original hardware...you did a great job..that tall dresser is gorgeous!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Your inspiration picture looks great! I love your furniture, too.

Mama Cobb said...

Looks great! Have you checked eBay for hardware? That is my new go-to place- GREAT prices and huge selection! PS- Congrats on your sweet little boy!

Urban Farmgirl said...

LOVE your dresser transformation!

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Kristin said...

I LOVE the color you painted the dresser. Beautiful!

Jackie said...

The dressers look great. I agree it is amazing what paint will do for any room. I have also found that window treatments can really brighten up a room as well.

Erica said...

Looks great! The dressers look great.

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