Here's another post by Lindsay from My Creative Days, this time with a FABULOUS dresser makeover... You don't want to miss this one!
Who doesn't love a good furniture makeover? Taking a furniture piece that is destined for the dump and transforming it into a beautiful piece is so much fun for me! When I found this dresser, it was not in good shape and was headed to the dump. After a little elbow grease and "Hurricane" paint, it became a show stopper! ;-)
The picture below shows you what state the dresser was in when I got it. When I saw it sitting in my grandpa's garage, I knew I needed to rescue it and bring it back to life. This dresser has seen better days, but I am always up for a good challenge. ;-)
As you can see, a lot of the veneer was peeling off. Since most of it was easy to pull off by hand, I thought the rest of it would be easy to remove. I was wrong.
To remove all the veneer, I needed to call in reinforcement. To make the tough spots peel off, I borrowed my dad's heat gun. After "heating" the surface for a few seconds, the veneer came right off.
With all the veneer removed, I sanded the entire dresser to get a really smooth surface to paint on.
I chose to paint the dresser "Hurricane". I thought the rich, gray color would really make the dresser stand out.
After two coats of paint, I applied Antiquing Wax.
I was not a big fan of the original handles on this dresser and really wanted to come up with something different to use for handles. I really love the way grays and browns look together so I thought, "What about a dark brown leather belt for handles?" Why not?
I scored a dark brown leather belt at a thrift store for 35¢ and brought it home to see if it would work. At that price, I had nothing to lose. ;-)
I cut the belt a little longer than the original handles and used bolts to attach them to the dresser.
The shiny metal of the bolts on the soft, brown leather belt against the "Hurricane" color......... A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
With a little elbow grease, "Hurricane" and some wax, this dumpster dresser has been saved!
Hello! My name is Lindsay. I am mom to Landen and Gabrielle, wife to Matt and blogger at www.mycreativedays.com. I love to be creative in my day, my home and with my kids. I am obsessed with old wood, rusty treasures and everything in between. Finding frugal and creative ways to decorate our home, create a fabulous craft or do an activity with the kids is a passion of mine.