Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dresser Makeover

As you know I recently redecorated my bedroom.  I promised a "how too" on the dresser makeover so here goes.
This is the best "before" I could find (ignore the stuff/junk on top)
 It really doesn't show how dinged up and gashed the dresser was in places. It does show however, the crooked drawers and how very eighties it is.

I did not want to spend money on a new dresser. This was a budget room makeover after all, so out came my favorite products:
Yes that is spray paint and yes I spray painted a furniture piece
So, first I removed all the drawers and hauled the whole thing outside.
Next I removed all of the hardware (good riddance eighties metal drawer pulls)
Next hubby reinforced all of the drawers that were sagging.
I got out the handy dandy Deglosser  and followed the instructions wiping the product on in a circular motion all over the dresser. I love this product! It eliminates the need for major sanding on most finishes. It creates a tacky surface so the new paint will stick. I had to repeat the rub down process twice to get the 
surface to a "tacky" state. When that was done, out came the spray paint. It took about two and 1/2 cans to cover the entire dresser. Once dry, I took a sanding block and lightly distressed the edges, added some new hardware and ended up with this, the finished product.

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  1. The dresser looks fabulous. I love it. You did a great job. Hugs, Marty

  2. Debbie, your dresser is just awesome, love the new look! You did great, very impressive!


  3. Looks awesome! I love the look of a black dresser! Wrote that name of the spray paint down!! Thanks for the tutorial :)

  4. It is amazing how a little spray paint and new hardware, creates the most ultra modern dresser from a vintage 80's dresser.
    Ummm... what can I do with my dresser?

  5. It looks so much better- for the price of the spray paint, it was a great deal.

  6. I love that you spray painted it! It turned out great!


  7. Love no longer looks 80's but fabulous. Great idea to spray paint it...

  8. Wonderful job girl! Love the makeover. Be blessed. Cindy

  9. HI Debbie! Oh, you did a great job on the dresser! Love your new hardware too! I have a dresser almost like that! Shh...don't tell anyone!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Okay, so I think I'll believe you re: spraypainting furniture ;) I've been seeing all kinds of projects in Blogland. But I see all kinds of painting on HGTV too - doesn't mean I want that effect, ya know?

    And the deglosser? I won't have to sand? My worstest (yes, I made that up) chore!

    I'm headed to HD this week for deglosser! But I'll have to do a test on the spray paint first! I guess I'm just 'old school'.

  11. This came out great....Im just starting a makeover on a hutch. I started my 1st sanding this weekend (ugh...) I think I'll just go buy deglosser (who knew??) Obviously you did...thanks for the tip. I spray paint everything...Ive never used it on furniture..only a primer. But looks good and Im actually doing my hutch in black so thanks so much for sharing. Im excited to get it done quicker now.

  12. DeGlosser? Do they have that at Home Depot? I've never seen it before and I hate to sand. UGH! LOATHE IT!

    That's exactly what I need for the TV cabinet I am about to refinish. Thanks so much for the info. I've been putting it off because of the sanding. YEA!

  13. Wow what a great transformation! I love the color you painted it.

  14. Debbie, I love what you did to that dresser! It looks nothing like the before photo. It is gorgeous!

  15. I love this! It turned out so pretty! I love black and think you did an amazing job.

  16. Debbie,
    You did such an amazing job on the dresser! I love black spray paint! It's amazing what it can do!
    That is a very modern dresser you have there!


  17. I love to paint furniture. Kepps things new and fresh. Great job!!

  18. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for the tip on the deglosser. I'm definately going to invest in some before I start my next project...

  19. I have a similar project to complete this week with two dressers, end tables and a head board... I will try and take pics so that I can share it later.

  20. Wow! Looks awesome. I love the bold colors you play with.

    Happy SITS day,
    -SITStah CK