Saturday, March 26, 2011

Furniture Rehab

When we purchased our home, the previous owners of our house were kind enough to leave two matching dressers for us.   We both loved the shape and size of the dressers, but the style was a little outdated (seem to be a theme throughout our house?).

Instead of throwing these pieces out, I decided to take my hand at re-painting them!  This house project has definitely allowed me to try a lot of fun crafts & projects!

Here is a "before" picture of the dresser.  I took the hardware off before finding the camera, so I apologize!

And here is an "after" picture of the dresser...

Eric & I are both really happy about the way this dresser turned out!  We're planning on putting this in the foyer once we're finished with that room.

Kinda something like this....
House Beautiful

Southern Accents
Repainting a piece of furniture wasn't as complicated as I originally thought!  I went to the hardware store and asked the man behind the counter what primer to get if I didn't want to sand the dresser at all.  He recommended Zissner's Cover Stain, which worked like a charm.

Then, I got a mini foam roller to apply the primer...

And last, Rustoleum Spray Paint in Black - Satin.  This color was compared to Pottery Barn Black in a blog I read. 

Total Cost of the project:
Dresser: Free
Primer: $18
Roller: $3
Paint: $12 
Total: $43

Here are some pictures of the project along the way....



We were trying to decide what hardware to buy for the dresser, but Eric pointed out that the original hardware would add character to the piece.  After seeing the final product, I completely agree! 

Thanks for stopping off to watch some March Madness :)

The Andersons


  1. That looks really great! I've always been hesitant to paint furniture due to that the paint could scratch off. But I'm thinking that it may just depend on the paint you get?

    Marcy @ Life's Gristle

  2. New follower from Relax & Surf Sunday! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)


  3. You did an AMAZING job! Thanks for joining us for Let's Get Social, and following! I'm returning the "follow" luv. I found a new "favorite" blog.. I love DIY projects when someone else does it, cause well.. mine suck. LOL Maybe I can learn a thing or two from you. Your cakes look awesome too!

  4. Hello! I'm your newest follower from the Let's Get Social blog hop! I would love for you to stop by and follow back whenever you get a chance! Have a great week! (:


  5. That dresser looks awesome. I'm a huge fan of black pieces. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for stopping by, Guide to Smart Shopping I'm your newest follower! Hope you have a great week.

  6. That turned out great!!

    Thanks for linking up with Let's Get Social Sunday! I'm your newest follower and hope to see you again next week!

  7. Fabulous job! I love revamping furniture. I am glad I found your post...I didn't know there was a way to get around sanding...which I detest! That being said, new follower from Sunday Hop...would love for you to visit and return the follow, if you wish :-). HAGW!

  8. So happy to find another blog with great home ideas. I just recently tackled my first painting project and have many more to come!

    Come by and visit me at

  9. Stopping by from UBP. Wow! You have a great eye! I don't think I could have looked at that outdated dresser and realized how AWESOME it would look painted black!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!

  10. Wow! That dresser turned out great! I have been looking for the perfect dresser to makeover for our front room, but no such luck yet! I'm stopping by from the UBP! I love meeting new bloggers so come over and visit, if you get the chance, to see how I am creating a healthy home for my family! I'm your newest follower!

  11. Comin' to you via UBP 2011. Love your site and the dresser is perfect. You two are adorable!

    So happy I stopped by to meet you :)

  12. Found your blog at UBP11. I love your new dresser. I'm always amazed at what some paint and hard labour can do to a piece of furniture.
    Keep up the great work.

  13. I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back?
    thank you :)

  14. I love what you did with the dresser....I found your lovely blog on a bloghop and now following you...hope you will check out mine...thanks

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