Fleur de Lis Dresser

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hey sweet Friends! And I’m back…again!  Today’s makeover is #29 on our list and it’s a good one, ya’ll! I found this one at an estate sale at this quaint little cottage about six houses from the ocean:

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I bought a few pieces at that sale, including this farmhouse hutch and this desk, all of which I’ve redone and sold long ago…all except one.

I went back on Sunday when everything was marked down and picked up this yellow dresser for $25:

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The price was right and it was in excellent condition, so I figured I could do something with it, but it has stumped me ever since.

I love this makeover series because it forces me to work on pieces I’ve been avoiding.

I finally pulled it out and just decided to start painting.

This is what I ended up with:

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Yes, that is the same dresser. It’s miles from where it started. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can see the products I used.

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Furniture pieces that are already painted or are a color other than stained wood are a bit harder when you like a bit of a distressed look. My original plan was to paint it black, use Vaseline on the edges here and there, then paint white over it and rub away where the petroleum jelly is. This is a fantastic way to get a chippy look on a piece that didn’t start out stained.

But this time I decided to go ahead and paint it in Pure White DIY chalk paint. Then I dry-brushed black across the fronts and on the raised edges.

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I like the finished look.

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I used a couple of different stencils to add unique details to the panels in the top drawer. This one HERE and this one HERE. (No affiliation just love their stencils!)

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Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

To carry the black down to the drawers and add a little dimension, I added these wood circles I found at Michaels to the front:

Wood cut outs from Michaels

And used my silhouette machine to add numbers them after I sanded them smooth and painted them:

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This is my favorite part of this makeover.

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I actually started to paint before I remembered to fill the original hardware holes. There was no way I was going to use the original hardware, so I went in search of something that could possibly cover the holes and voila. I screwed them in from the inside through the original holes:

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They worked perfectly.

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I lined the drawers with this pretty black damask paper I found on clearance at Michaels. I used a glue stick to hold it in place.

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I replaced the original pulls with a mix of pretty glass knobs…

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Some of these are from TJ Maxx and some are from Hobby Lobby.

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This might be my favorite so far this month, simply because it is so far from where it started!

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I hope you love it too!

I’ll be back tomorrow sharing what I did with this little headboard I picked up at the thrift store for $10:

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UPDATE: Just like magic! See it HERE now!

If you missed any of the first 28 March Madness Thrifty Makeovers, grab a snack and get comfy…you can catch up here:

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days from Confession of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

1. Drawer Shelf   2. Patterned Sofa Table

3. Romantic Flatware Box Makeover  4. DIY Wooden Tote Redo

5. How to Cover a Lamp Shade  6. 80’s Clock Cabinet Reimagined

7. 15 Minute Table Makeover  8. Thrift Store Container Makeover 

9. Charlotte’s Night Table   10. DIY Jewelry Storage 11. Updated Candlesticks

 12. How to Turn a Drawer Front into a Planter  13. Jewelry/Trinket Holder

14. Mini Shelf Makeover  15. The Perfect Necklace Holder  16. Oval Rosette Mirror

17. Antique Mirror Repurposed  18. DIY Tray from an Old Picture

19. Spring Bird Nest Wreath 20. $5 Thrift Store Lamps  21. Shutter Cabinet

22. $5 Yard Sale Dresser   23. Numbered Farmhouse Stool 24. 80’s Shelf

25. Farmhouse Headboard Bench   26. Reclaimed Wood Side Table

27.  DIY Bead Board Tray   28. French Provincial Desk Makeover 

XOXO,

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Comments

  1. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    The dresser is absolutely Stunning. I love what you done with it. No more baby yellow.
    Such a great transformation

  2. Gosh Christy, I think this is my favorite so far also! The style, color and touches with the knobs and wood circles bring it up to something special. The dry brushing black is done very well. I got so excited when I saw the wood circles on the drawers. So cool! And perfect to be able to use the existing holes. Love this piece and I’m sorry this will be coming to an end soon. So enjoyed each day. The men had their ‘march madness’ with basketball and us women had our ‘march madness’ with Christy! 🙂

  3. Maggie M says:

    Love the “new” dresser. It’s been a fabulous March! So many wonderful projects.

  4. I’m pretty sure you won my heart a long time ago with your love of French decor, and this just emphasizes that once again. Another gorgeous piece, Miss Christy!

  5. chris aka monkey says:

    this dresser is awesome, i am gonna be sad to see this series end but because i subscribe i know i can go into your archives and look anytime i want xx

  6. LOVE! I think this one might be my favorite, too. 🙂

    -andi

  7. I’m gonna hate for this month to be over!! Will you do this again?

    • I will a bit too, Kathy! I love being able to share something each day! I will still be posting at least two times a week so I’ll still be here, and will probably do this again next March. 💗

  8. Marilyn Stein says:

    I think this is my favorite makeover yet, and I pin almost everything you do! When I grow up (read “retire”) I want to be just like you. 🙂 My hubby can’t wait since I’ve got a number of future projects already taking up space in the garage. He’s worried about what I might add over the next 3 years! Thanks for the unending inspiration!

    • Thank you so much, Marilyn! I thi this is my favorite too! And ha ha…this is a pretty good gig…you will love having the ability to create whenever you want. Your hbby may not agree. I have to tell mine just to look the other way sometimes! XO

  9. Fantastic as usual, Christy! <3

  10. How beautiful and a great use for those wood pieces. I have enjoyed every project you’ve shared so far this month! I don’t have a machine for the vinyl pieces that you have used on projects. Would I get the same results with adhesive letters? Lay them on a service then paint over them and peel off. Thank you again for sharing so many projects and ideas.

    • Thanks, Angelia! You are so sweet!! Yes give those adhesive letters a try. Like I mentioned in my other response…try a test piece first. And you are so welcome! 😊

  11. Not gonna lie, I have loved this series of transformations and will be sad when you’re not posting one everyday! Love your work and you are so inspiring!!

    • Thank you, Lindsey!! I am thrilled that you have enjoyed this series this year! It is a lot of fun for me too, but don’t be sad…l’ll still be here! 💗💗

  12. Beautiful makeover, I love the little plaques on the drawers, that’s very unique!

    Tania

  13. This is an awesome makeover! True inspiration, indeed!