blue dresser before and after thumb2

If you missed the first two posts on the Pottery Barn Inspired Sports theme room click here for the reveal, and here for the vintage football scoreboard.   Today I will show you how I transformed some rustic hand-me-down furniture with some blue paint to brighten up a boy’s room.   My sister-in-law’s brother got this years ago (as a hand-me-down) and had outgrown it.   It was a SOLID piece and very well built but the rustic feel didn’t suit my nephew’s room.

blue dresser before and after


Milky Way Premium Paint Olympic

Home Right Paint Sprayer

Scotch Brand tape with film

100 grit sandpaper

400 grit sandpaper

wood filler

Minwax Wipe-On Poly

old t-shirt scraps

I love painting furniture!   It is so fun and such a quick, easy and inexpensive way to transform a rather blah piece into something you would be proud to have in your home.

1.   So the first thing I did was patch up some dents and cracks with wood filler. Once dry I sanded those spots down. Then I gave the entire piece and quick sand down with 100 grit sandpaper.

2.   Then all I did was load the paint with some water into my sprayer and sprayed away.   I also taped the drawers with some Scotch Blue tape with film so I didn’t spray the inside of the drawers.

painting with a paint sprayer


3.   We let it dry overnight and then I rubbed on some Wipe-On Poly for some added protection since this will be in a 3 year old boy’s room.

pottery barn kids inspired blue bed


I am a firm believer in using well built but inexpensive furniture in a child’s room.   With all the wear, tear and use it gets do not spend premium dollars on a brand new dresser and bed when it will be scratched and dented in a few years.   Save your pennies and wait until they can take care of furniture and then buy them something nice if you so desire.   Although I must admit I don’t have one piece of new wood furniture in my house. I just can’t justify the expense knowing I can buy a used piece and give it my personal stamp.

Thank you to Lowe’s for helping me give my nephew a room to grow in.   Do you have a room you that needs a makeover?   Well Lowe’s wants to help by giving one reader $100 gift card.   See below to enter.

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