Dresser Makeover

Since we have been on the subject of my nephew Tucker the past few days, I thought I would share another project I did for him. This dresser had been hiding in his closet for a while, just waiting to come out. It was actually Tucker's father's dresser from when he was a little boy. Needless to say, it had seen it's fair share of wear and tear. I decided to go with that instead of working against it by giving it an aged, distressed look. I sanded it, primed it, and painted it with some burnt orange paint. I thought the color would really pop against the green walls in his room. After painting it orange and distressing it a bit, it still just seemed like something was missing. So, I found an old can of stain in the garage and went over the entire thing to give it a more aged look and to bring out the distressing. Next, I added some hardware (from Hobby Lobby $1.50/each). I actually think the hardware made the biggest difference in this piece. It just makes it seem more substantial to me.


and AFTER!

and this picture is a little blury but it's the only one I have of the drawers...I decided to line them with pages from an old atlas.  I tried to pick states that either they lived in, had lived in, or just liked to visit.  Free and fun!


Teri said...

This is a great makeover! I love the drawer lining. Did you mod-podge this in, or did you just cut to size and slide the paper in? I was thinking about doing something similar with scrapbook paper for a piece I'm going to be making over soon, but I wasn't sure if you'd be able to wipe the drawers out if it was mod-podged.

I'm sure Tucker loves his new dresser! :)

Unknown said...

What a great makeover. I agree with you and I think the hardware really makes the difference and the colours are fantastic for a little boys room, actually I think the colours would be great in his room for many years! xx

Dwellings by DeVore said...

Thanks so much! Terri, I just used a little hot glue in each of the corners to hold it in place. That way it can be easily removed/replaced in the future.

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