Over the summer I picked up this vintage dresser for $20. I was in need of more storage in my closet and was on the hunt for the perfect vintage piece that is good quality and could easily be fixed to suit my style. This dresser was the perfect size and I loved the simple details on this piece. Keep reading to find out what I did to get this dresser looking beautiful again for just a little over $100!
The dresser came straight out of a little girl's room and right away I knew it needed a fresh coat of paint. I sanded down the pink drawers and top of the dresser so it was ready to go for painting and also removed the hardware and decals on the side.
I chose to paint this dresser completely white and tried to match the existing paint to make things a little easier. The colour I ended up with was Benjamin Moore's Simply White. This has got to be one of my favourite shades of white from Benjamin Moore since it is so versatile and has a beautiful neutral undertone. I ordered that shade in a high gloss finish for durability and to give this dresser a nice shine.
I replaced the hardware with some that I found from Etsy and Homesense. I knew I wanted a more modern look to this dresser, but to still honour the traditional look that it has. I chose to go with these pretty crystal knobs for the top drawers and found some really affordable ones from Homesense. I have linked another great option from Etsy below. For the bottom two drawers I chose to go with these sleek brass pulls and I love the look that it gives to the dresser. I truly believe that hardware alone can instantly elevate a piece of furniture. I also added cork drawer liners to the drawers to just finish the dresser off and give it a new life on the inside too.
Here is the final result of this dresser makeover! I love how this dresser turned out and it has a very pretty and modern look to it with a few simple changes. This was such an affordable DIY since altogether it costed just over $100! I loved getting to hunt for the perfect piece and also loved the fact that this is a sustainable option when shopping for new furniture. I loved that I was able to reuse something and make it my own without it ending up in the landfill. I would totally DIY another piece of furniture again and would recommend it to my clients to if they have the time. It was so much fun and I love the end result!
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