Thursday, January 5, 2017

~thrifty Thursday~{dresser makeover}

Yesterday I talked about how we try and maximize storage in our home, and addressed the bathroom cabinets. Today I'd like to share with you how I added a dresser to my sons closet for extra storage.
With it being the inside of the closet, I didn't want to spend a fortune on something brand new.
But I also didn't want something flimsy that was warped, or going to fall apart after a few years.
So when I was out thrifting one day and came across a solid wood dresser in excellent condition, I knew it would be the one!
It needed a little tlc, it was a tad dated and had no hardware.
But the drawers slid in and out easily and it was solid wood and very well made.
When I need something for my home, I keep the measurements handy in the notes section on my phone.
I also carry around a tape measure.
I measured it and it was going to be the perfect fit.
It was marked $169.00 which was kind of high for a thrift shop, but I used a 30% off coupon to make it more reasonable.
Now, don't get me wrong. If this was going to be a major focal point in my home I wouldn't blink twice at $169.00, but for a kids closet, the coupon made me feel better about the purchase.

I came home and before putting it in place, painted it blue.
I wanted a navy blue, so I chose Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue and added black wax to the top.
It turned out the perfect navy.
I went with Annie Sloan paint because I didn't want to do an prep. I wanted to bring this dresser home, paint it quickly and get it in.
I left the top of it white and had the whole thing painted and waxed in a few hours.

After the paint and wax were dry, I headed to Lowes and picked up some hardware.
I was originally going to do brass bar pulls, but my son had a say in it, and so we ended up with these pulls. I couldn't find them on the Lowes website, but here is some similar ones.
I do love how they look on the dresser.
Before and after:
The size is perfect for his closet and hopefully the new storage will encourage him to pick up after himself! Wishful thinking, I know....

The orange striped bins can be found here.
{they come in many colors}
What do you think?
I love how it turned out and love that it was so easy to transform!



best electric griddle said...

You know what, you have a great creative mind.

Melaine said...

Well thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is awesome and you are good! I'd love to dad seen more pics of the top.:)


Andrew said...

Thanks you for the article! I love these ideas about dressers. When I finish my college essay writing I will use some of your tips.

ferncreekcottage said...

What a difference paint and hardware make! The dresser looks terrific!

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