dresser makeover

DIY Dresser Makeover

Today I have a fun DIY Dresser Makeover!  

This was a fun, simple makeover…but boy did it make a big difference in the final look!dresser makeoverA simple black dresser with a couple of coats of chalk paint, some distressing and a beautiful wax finish!Dresser MakeoverMy daughter’s new husband gave me this dresser because he no longer needed it.

It was a simple black dresser, so I decided that I would give it the new black color, which is gray.

Found the chalk paint at Home Depot and decided to give it a try. 

With just two coats of paint and a little bit of distressing, I was able to change the look completely!dresser makeoverHere is a close-up.  I sanded the edges so that a little bit of the black paint would show through.  

You could keep sanding until you get down to the raw wood.  But I liked the look of the black showing through!

By using the same hardware, I saved a some money and I like the pewter look of these knobs!dresser makeoverAnnie Sloan wax was the finish on this dresser.  

I love the waxed look and feel.  

It is easy to apply and then you simply buff it to a beautiful shine!

dresser makeoverSo that is my DIY Dresser Makeover!

Have you done any DIY furniture pieces?  

I am kind of hooked on these types of projects.  

For the cost of a can of paint and some leftover furniture wax I have a beautiful new, piece of furniture!

All it takes is a little bit of elbow grease and some time and you can transform something old into something new!

Now it is time to find something new to makeover!!

Thanks for Visiting…Hope you are having a good Monday!

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One thought on “DIY Dresser Makeover

  1. Great Makeover!
    I have been wanting to do this with my kitchen cabinets.
    I’ll follow your lead – but purchase my chalk paint from below vendor*.

    NOTE: A few years back I painted our levi couch arms and back and front that were worn. Washed the rest and it came out good, but the other was faded and stained. SO I USED THE Annie Sloan chalk paint. I sprayed fabric with water and painted two coats. Then waxed it with 2 coats Annie Sloan wax. Then waited 4-6 weeks and buffed with 1,000 grit sand paper. It turned out like leather! I couldn’t believe it!

    *I GET MY CHALK PAINT at “All Fixed Up” They have a wonderful warehouse full of this type of furniture painted by a great lady Meredith who gives classes. They are behind the antique store Nook and Cranny in Lehi. Call them at 801-763-7559 – Address (faces freeway) 801-602-7493 or 801-763-7559 – owner Angie

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