Hey sweet Friends! And I’m back…again! Today’s makeover is #29 on our list and it’s a good one, y’all! I found this one at an estate sale at this quaint little cottage about six houses from the ocean:
I went back on Sunday when everything was marked down and picked up this yellow dresser for $25:
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:
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.
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.
I like the finished look.
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:
And used my silhouette machine to add numbers them after I sanded them smooth and painted them:
This is my favorite part of this makeover.
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:
They worked perfectly.
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.
I replaced the original pulls with a mix of pretty glass knobs…
Some of these are from TJ Maxx and some are from Hobby Lobby.
This might be my favorite so far this month, simply because it is so far from where it started!
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:
UPDATE: Just like magic! See it HERE now!
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