Dated Dresser Makeover

Hi awesome friends!! I’m back today with my Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday girls, my favorite! I have a good makeover for you today.

I found this dresser at the Salvation Army a few Saturdays ago when all of their furniture was 50% off:

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I ended up still paying $45 for it, but it was in excellent condition, just a bit dated.

I decided to give it a more feminine feel:

French Linen and White Striped Dresser Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
Much more girly, eh?

I used a 50/50 mix of French Linen (Annie Sloan) and Pure White for the stripes.

French Linen and White Striped Dresser Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

It has personality now, but it’s still neutral, which I love.

I’ve included affiliate links so you can see some of the products I used.

To make the stripes, used 1-1/2″ Frogtape for delicate surfaces.

I started by adding a strip of tape down the center. Then I added a strip to either side, and removed the piece in the center.

How to add stripes to a dresser drawer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I used the piece I removed as a guide for the rest of my stripes…

Stripes

Then I painted them in with two coats, and removed the tape while it was still wet, as soon as I finished the second coat. After the paint was dry, I lightly sanded the drawers with 220 grit sandpaper. The whole piece was sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.

French Linen and White Striped Dresser Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

To save money, I reused the original six pulls for the top…

French Linen and White Striped Dresser Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

They add a nice contrast on top.

The other handles were just not working for me, so I replaced them with these much prettier ones from Hobby Lobby:

French Linen and White Striped Dresser Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I had to fill in the old holes first, using Elmer’s Wood Filler.

French Linen and White Striped Dresser Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The drawers got a pretty fabric liner as well…

Line drawers with fabric using Mod Podge

I also purchased that at Hobby Lobby.

I prefer fabric to line the drawers in larger pieces if I can find a good deal on it, since it can more easily be removed down the road. I cut it with my rotary cutter and cutting mat, then used matte Mod Podge like a glue to hold it in place. I just brushed it all over the bottom of the drawer with an inexpensive chip brush before applying the fabric.

French Linen and White Striped Dresser Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

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French Linen and White Striped Dresser Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

French Linen and White Striped Dresser Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I hope you enjoyed this makeover!

Don’t go anywhere just yet, my treasure maker friends are also sharing a thrifty trash-to-treasure makeover today!

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Click the links below the image to see the afters!

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      1. Prodigal Pieces    2. Girl in the Garage

    3. Artsy Chicks Rule    4. Bless’er House

 

I can’t wait to see them myself!

If you liked my dresser makeover, you might like this one I did a couple of months ago too:

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Fleur de Lis Dresser

See all my previous Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday transformations HERE.

I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how I gave this little thrift store book case a whole new look!

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See ya then!

UPDATE: Check it out HERE now…it looks SO much different!

XO,

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Comments

  1. What a wonderful new look, Christy! The stripes are fun and the fabric lining is perfect. Great job!

  2. This is so much fun!

  3. I love it, it”s so cute with the stripes great job Christy!!

  4. Love the stripes!! Gorgeous makeover!

  5. omg Christie, I LOVE this! This might be my favorite of all your make overs!! I am madly looking around for something to paint 🙂

  6. Beautiful, as always!

  7. This. Is. Gorgeous! This may be my absolute favorite that you have done. Following your blog has really inspired me to try the chalk paint myself. My daughter is due in November and we just painted the baby furniture I had saved for her to use. We just did black with clear wax, so nothing fancy at all by any means, but I really love how it turned out and mostly how incredibly easy and fast it was! I think I might be hooked. lol Maybe I will try this beautiful color combination on something soon. Beautiful job, Christy!

    • Christy says:

      Thank you, Lori!! It really is easy… and you can create one-of-a-kind pieces. I bet the nursery will be gorgeous!! XOXO

  8. Julie Timmerman says:

    You are amazing! When I grow up I want to have talent like you, the only problem, I’m already 58 yrs old!! LOL! I’m thankful that you are willing to share with us, so we can learn new things.
    How long does it take you from start to finish for a project like this? I have a booth here in Charlotte,NC.
    It’s amazing how much time it takes to keep things fresh and new in the booth. I love that you share pics of your space and your pricing, I found that so helpful.
    Any more secrets you can share are welcome.
    Hugs,
    Julie

    • Christy says:

      Oh my Gosh you are so sweet!! Thank you, Julie! This dresser took me a couple of days to finish, and that was working several hours on it both days. It really is a lot of work to keep our booths stocked, isn’t it?? And to find the motivation lol! XOXO

  9. Gorgeous, please tell us how you did the stripes. I’ve always been afraid to try stripes.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Teresa! I totally forgot I took pics of taping off the stripes with my cell phone. I went back and added those with instructions. Thanks for the reminder! XO

  10. Definitely improved. Love the white rose handles!

  11. It looks great inside and out.

  12. Girl you really outdid yourself on this one. It is stop the music gorgeous. I love everything about it. You truly are a talent and you are doing what you were meant to do. Can you tell I love this dresser?

  13. Oh my goodness, I love it! The stripes are so adorable!

    Tania

  14. Barbara says:

    Love the gray and white stripes. I like the black knobs on the top drawer so well I think I’d paint the larger pulls black also. Great job on updating this old forlorn dresser!

    • Thanks, Barbara! I was surprised how well the darker knobs looked against the white. I bet the others would have been pretty dark as well!

  15. I love it! The stripes just make it. Your pictures are always so bright and pretty too! OH…and I love your blue nail polish! 🙂
    xo
    Nancy

  16. Beautiful! Your stripes are so perfect! Those handles are fantastic, as usual. : )

    • Thanks so much, Becky!! Hobby Lobby rocks the hardware selection…I fell in love with these! XO

  17. Another beautiful makeover! I love the stripes you added and the feminine drawer pulls. I can see this being purchased for a young girl’s room. 🙂

    • Thank you, Paula!! I think it would be perfect for a young girl’s room as well! XOXO

  18. Gosh you do beautiful work, Christy! What a stunner makeover – swooning over those stripes and the pretty hardware. Pinning to share ☺

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Marie!! This was one of those projects I had no vision for…just started painting to get it out of my garage, but sometimes those end up being the best projects! XO

  19. You know I think this is fantastic! Gotta love those stripes <3

  20. GORGEOUS!! Pinned and shared on Facebook also. SO up-to-date! Best wishes for a wonderful weekend. Linda @ Crafts a la mode

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