Old Dresser Redo

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Taking something sad and outdated and transforming it into something beautiful? That’s my favorite. Especially with furniture.

Take this dresser. I bought this sad number for $15 at a garage sale. It needed a lot of love. The drawers were fragile and starting to fall apart. (Thanks for fixing those, dad!) It was full of scratches and the stain was wearing off. But I loved the pretty scalloped detail at the bottom.

Here’s the before.

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And now the after.

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This dresser just shows that it doesn’t take a lot of know-how to make a big transformation. I didn’t do anything crazy. I simply sanded the dresser and the drawers; gave it a couple of coats of Valspar paint in Crisp Linen; and perked it up with new aged bronze knobs.

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I love the classic look of the crisp white and near-black pulls. I’m really happy with it. What do you think?


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