My friend Jessica got this old dresser from a junk store in downtown Indy. Unfortunately they didn’t have all the hardware so she had to purchase some. Plus it was in pretty rough shape. Dresser makeover loading…
I know I catch flack from some of you when I paint vintage furniture but when it isn’t in great shape refinishing is a daunting task. And when you want a yellow dresser, you paint!
It started out needing some love – knobless, chipping and cracking. The drawers are curvy and it is such a fun piece of furniture with great detail.
Certainly a little yellow paint with distressing would make this piece POP!
You can see here how I repurposed another dresser with $1.
I have seen some dirty furniture in my life – but this took the cake. Guessing this was stored in a garage or barn.
- Sun Safari Dutch Boy Paint
- Paint stripper
- metal scraper
- Various grits of sandpaper
- electric sander
- Home Right Command Max Paint Sprayer
- Wood Filler
- Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape and Film
Yellow Dresser Makeover
Step 1 – The top
I decide to strip the top because no amount of washing was getting the skank off the top. So I poured a thick coat of stripper on it and used a metal scraper to scrap the finish off.
Then I filled all the cracks with wood filler. Lastly, I sanded the entire piece down smooth with various grits of sandpaper.
Step 2 – Spray Paint
Once it was prepped I thinned some Dutch Boy Sun Safari paint and loaded it into my paint sprayer.
We also taped off the drawers with some Scotch Blue Tape with Film.
Then I gave it two light coats (drying in between).
Step 3 – Let it Dry
I let it dry a full 24 hours and then used an 80 grit sandpaper to distress it.
Step 4 – The hardware
I attached the new hardware and gave it back to Jessica to take occupancy in her master bedroom.
And because everybody loves and good before and after picture!
I love how Jessica styled it with the black and white photos of her kids. It is the perfect contrast with the bright yellow dresser.
So what do you think? Love yellow or hate it?
If you love the vibrant pop of painted furniture check out this coral painted dresser here.
And 25 creative Ideas to Repurpose an Old Dresser are here.