Repurposing a boy dresser

I have had this dresser for the past three years with the intention of re-staining it to match my son’s bed however, it never happened. One day I just saw it and decided right there and then that I was going to paint it! I did not want to mess with a sander and with strong odor of stains. I went ahead and got my paint out and went to work.

I did not have to sand down the dresser because it’s with age the sealer on the dresser has come off and paint will stick to the wood. I got the paint from Home Depot discount section for $2! I love stopping by the discount paint every time I visit the store you never know what you are going to find.  
I removed the drawers and the drawer’s knobs and started painting the dresser. I was surprised how fast painting a dresser was. I am always happy when a project does not take me all day.
The problem I face was what color scheme I wanted for the drawers. At first I painted the drawer white because I wanted them to stand out. However, I noticed that it was too much and decided to paint them the same color as the rest of the dresser and just leave a trim of the original wood. I also left the knobs their original color.
Ta-da!! I finally finished a project that took three years to do but now it looks fantastic in my son’s room and it matched his room.
Stay Crafty,


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