Another DIY Project complete!
With help from my mom and dad, I turned an ordinary, wood dresser into a shabby-chic dresser to add a pop of color to my white/gray room.
We bought a dresser from a furniture consignment store that was in great shape and was fairly cheap. We found the perfect paint color and adorable drawer knobs.
What you’ll need:
- Someone who can help you carry the piece of furniture around to various locations (thank you dad for your strength)
- An electric sander
- 2-3 hand sanding blocks
- A piece of furniture that you want to turn into something super cool
- Paint in the color of your choice – we used Behr in Satin Enamel
- Door knobs, drawer pulls or whatever accessory you want to add to the piece of furniture. I recommend finding a Hobby Lobby to get said things, and they have great signs/frames/decorations!
- Foam roller and a smallish paint brus
and a paint tray
My mom sanded the entire dresser down for me and then I wiped it off with a wet t-shirt. (A cloth or paper towel would work too.) Then we started painting! We put two coats on and then let it dry over night.
The next morning, I used the electric sander with a 120 grit round and sanded off the paint to give the dresser a shabby-chic, rustic, worn finish. I would recommend starting off putting very little pressure on the sander and then add more pressure if you want more paint to come off. I only sanded the edges and corner of the dresser and drawers, as those are the natural areas where a piece of furniture would wear down.
Then, my mom and dad carried the dresser up to my room. I added the drawer knobs, and put the drawers in, put my belongings into the drawers, and it was finished!
Happy creating and DIYing!
“She is tossed by the waves, but does not sink.”