Pink and White Striped Dresser

Hello lovely Friends!! Today I’m sharing another makeover of a makeover, only this is a piece I’ve had as long as my 14 year old…his baby changing table!

It once looked like this:

changing-table-before-2

Then it got passed down to my younger son when he was born. After he no longer needed it as a changing table (and because I’m cheap), I decided that rather than buy him a big boy dresser, why not cut off the awkward hump to make it look more like a dresser?

And so we did:

Remove the awkward hump from a baby changing table!

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I added a wood top and stained it to match his headboard, and that worked for a few more years. Then we decided to buy my son a new bed this Summer that had drawers built in underneath (this one…it’s awesome!), so we no longer needed this dresser.

I decided it needed freshening up and the stained top wasn’t really doing it for me so….

I decided to go girly!

Pink and white striped dresser from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I love how it turned out! It’s probably a good thing I have boys, because I would have gone crazy in a little girl’s room.

I thought it would be beautiful in a room with lot’s of white…white bedding…white draperies…

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The color I used is Soft Pink by Dixie Belle Paint.

DIxie Belle Paint in Soft White and Fluff

The stripes are done in a soft white called Fluff, also by Dixie Belle.

When they contacted me about trying their paint, I had this dresser in mind and requested a pink color. You may remember I tried their paint on a smaller piece a couple of weeks ago, a pretty little chest that I turned into a keepsake box:

Mini Chest makeover using Dixie Belle paint

See more of that makeover HERE.

I used a color called Driftwood. I love how smooth it goes on, and zero prep required other than a good wipe down.

As you can see I added stripes to that one too. FrogTape makes it so easy to add a striped pattern without pulling the paint back off when you remove it.

These sweet glass knobs were a lucky HomeGoods find:

Pink and white striped dresser from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Every once in a while I find really beautiful knobs there. These were perfectly feminine for this girly piece.

Pink and white striped dresser from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

It would still make a perfect baby changing table, just need to add a changing pad to the top.

Pink and white striped dresser from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Of course it can also just be a dresser.

The inside of the cabinet got a coat of pink as well:

Pink and white striped dresser from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

And I found this whimsical fabric at JoAnn Fabrics for the inside of the drawers:

Pink and white striped dresser from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Pink and white striped dresser from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

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Pink and white striped dresser from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

My husband tried to throw away the drawer that went to the awkward hump we removed…nowadays he knows better!

drawer-book-storage-before

See what I ended up doing with it HERE! (It’s a reeeeeeealy old post, but the idea is still cute. 🙂 )

XO,

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Comments

  1. I have to say I always like the pieces you make over; however, this one is stunning. I could definitely see it in a baby girl’s nursery and then evolving into her room as she grows up. The pink is such a gorgeous color and the stripes are just the perfect touch. It is a definite wow!

    • Thank you so much, Denise! It was fun to paint this with a girly touch after my boys had it for so long! XOXO

  2. Christy, I love that you utilize everything you can out of a project and nothing goes to waste. It just gets re-loved and re-purposed all over again! This would be adorable for a girl’s room. Nice job!

  3. What a great update, Christy! This is going to be perfect for a little girl’s room

  4. Oh my goodness! You are so talented. This piece is charming.

  5. Enjoyed reading about the history of this piece! I like how you mixed the horizontal and vertical stripe pattern. Your ideas challenge me to think outside the box! Thanks, Christy!

  6. You rocked the pink!! Love it.

    • Thanks, Larissa! After I added the knobs, I loved it…wish I would have shared it for T2T now! 🙂

  7. OMG!! I think this is my favourite from you yet. It’s so perfect! Definitely going to have to reconsider some own furniture now…

  8. chris aka monkey says:

    geeze it would be perfect in a 67 year old woman’s room ha ha xx merry Christmas

    • Ha ha I know, right? I wouldn’t mind having a girly pink room myself…my hubby, maybe not so much lol! Happy weekend Chris! XO

  9. You out did your self….LOVE it!

  10. Love it inside and out.

  11. It’s so pretty in pink, Christy! Lov’n those stripes. I bought those exact same knobs yesterday at Homesense (Canadian Homegoods) – they are so pretty. I’ve learned when you spot some nice ones there, grab em or they’ll be gone fast. Sometimes my basket is filled with knobs and nothing else. Those are the days I do the happy dance all the way to the till. ha ha

    • Thank you, Marie! Don’t you just love those knobs?? I found two more sets of them yesterday and bought them. I don’t blame you for filling your basket with their knobs…they are always such a great price! Have a great weekend! XOXO

  12. Annie (Canada) says:

    Some little girl is really going to love that dresser 🙂

  13. A makeover of a makeover…just like what I do!! 😉 lol I love the girly, girl and the pretty fabric you chose for the drawers. xoxo

  14. So cute! I’m showing this one to my girls as inspiration for when we get their walls repainted from pink to white this spring…if I can wait that long! They’ve grown past the pink-pink-pink stage, but they’ll want color somewhere, and where better than their worn and tired dresser!? …Those knobs too…perfect!!! Thanks for the ideas!

    • Thanks, Becky!! I just love pink and having only boys, I really enjoyed the chance to paint this pink! This would be perfect against all white walls! Enjoy your weekend!! XOXO

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