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Childhood Dresser Makeovers

I am here today to tell you the story of my husband’s childhood dresser makeovers.That’s right, two times this dresser has received new looks. This furniture piece has moved to many apartments, across the country and back again, and into our home together. We decided that this storage item would make a great addition to our son’s bedroom. The only problem was that it didn’t match our decor plans for the room. So, me being the DIYer I am, I gave it a well deserved makeover.

From Wood to White:
The dresser started out with a dark wood stain. It just didn’t fit into the visual of our baby boy’s nursery of blue and white.

Childhood Dresser Gets New Look

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(Please excuse the bad photography here. This was before I took the Shoot Fly Shoot Photography class. FYI: This class really is amazing!)

So, I primed it and gave it several coats of white paint. I also updated the chunky hardware to these basic silver pulls.

Dresser Hardware Makeover

I absolutely loved this dresser white. So clean looking.

Dresser Makeover

But as any DIYer can tell you, sometimes you just need to change things up.

From White to Gray:

As our son is getting older, he has been wanting a “big boy” room. (This is the vintage airplane themed room I have been working on.) Our color scheme has changed again and it was time to repaint the dresser.

I mixed up some of my own gray-blue chalkboard paint and got to work.

Painted Dresser

After two coats, it had a new look. We doodled on it with some chalk then wiped our drawings away.The chalkboard paint gives it an old kinda beat up look.

Childhood Dresser Makeover

For this makeover, I spray painted the hardware with Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Paint and Primer.

Rustolium Paint and Primer

Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware

It amazes me that one piece can have so many different looks.

Dresser Makeovers

We would love to hear your thoughts! Are you a fan of the clean white? The vintage gray? Or maybe you prefer the original stain. Leave us a comment and let us know!


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