This Dresser Makeover Revitalized Her Room
In our homes or apartments, we want each room to have a personality and have every piece of furniture flow with the next. Unfortunately, even if a certain piece is beautiful in most rooms, it sometimes just doesn’t fit. But this doesn’t mean it should end in the dump, especially when you are a fan of DIY.
That is exactly the dilemma this crafter found herself in. In her craft room, she had a gorgeous dresser, but it just didn’t fit with the decor of the room. It was a bit old and scratched, but structurally sound. It didn’t make sense to get rid of it, so she decided to give it a little facelift.
This is something that I hope will soon take off as a more common approach when you have an old piece of furniture laying around. Instead of throwing it away or getting rid of it, by putting a few hours of work on it, it can be given a new lease on life and be a welcomed addition to any home.
Now, back to the dresser. The DIYer herself said it was a nice piece, but just was “spoiling the vibe of the room with its look”. But instead of simply garbaging it or giving it away like so many people would opt to do, she had a better idea. She would completely alter the look of this dresser so it would once again fit in with her room’s decor, and it would take less work than you think.
After cleaning the surface of the wood all over the dresser, she opted to go with a black paint with a chalkboard finish to give it new life. The piece already had a fairly modern look, so she didn’t even have to alter the structure of the dresser much at all.
The dresser featured many “carved in” designs and she didn’t know what she wanted to do with them. After thinking to make them a different color would make them look glued on and tacky, she decided that giving them a distressed look was the way to go. She accomplished this by painting a thin layer over them, and then rubbing away some of the paint, giving her that distressed look she desired.
On the backdrop of the dresser, she added some cute little stencils that fit in perfectly with her decor and also give the dresser some personality. Next up on her to do list was working with the dresser drawers. All she had to do was paint those and refinish and paint the handles and her dresser was almost complete.
After completely redoing all of the different components, it was time to put the dresser back together and see the true beauty of what she had created. Once together, the dark dresser was a brilliant contrast to the light pink walls of her craft room. She even opted for a gray base to add some contrast within the dresser itself. In the end, with a little hard work and time, she gave her room a whole new look, simply by updating one piece of furniture.