The previous owners of our home left a few items behind, and the best was this large dresser. I knew the moment I saw this dresser that it would be the subject of my first furniture makeover. It is a quality, solid wood, piece that I knew would make a perfect entertainment center. Here is what I used to create my masterpiece:
This project, unlike many I choose to undertake, turned out to be much easier than I thought. The process was extremely quick and easy largely thanks to the type of paint used. The reason I chose to use chalk paint is that YOU DONT HAVE TO SAND! This was my first time using this type of paint, so I was a bit skeptical. This paint, however, completely lives up to the hype. I used a more economical brand, and it was still amazing. Here is a “during shot” for your viewing pleasure. I wasn’t really careful about protecting the floor which of course led to a mess, but it wasn’t difficult to clean. Just do it fast! I didn’t need to worry about moving the piece outside because this paint doesn’t give off any fumes!
This whole process literally only took a couple of hours. After removing and discarding the drawers, I simply applied one coat with the short handled brush (this brush enabled maximum control). By the time I had finished the first coat, it had already started to dry. I was able to move immediately to the second and final coat. I was much more careful and neat with the second coat. After I had completed painting, I applied a layer of the wax with a dry microfiber cloth. I then drilled holes into the back panel for cords. After this all that was left was to change the door pulls.
I did later decide to paint the spaces inside the drawers white as well. This has to have been my most successful DIY to date! It encourages me to create hundreds more. Stay tuned for more projects! 🙂