Before & After: A Heavy Dresser Gets a Knot-Too-Shabby Makeover

Before & After: A Heavy Dresser Gets a Knot-Too-Shabby Makeover

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 30, 2014
(Image credit: Molly )

What do you do when you've got a heavy, boring dresser that needs some style to stand out? You tackle the problem with a fresh coat of a paint and an affordable DIY design detail that takes it from plain to personalized.

(Image credit: Molly )

From Molly:

My boyfriend desperately needed a new dresser that actually 1) fit all of his clothing, and 2) fit in with the rest of the bedroom (the one he was using was from his childhood bedroom set, hello student life). We found this fixer-upper at a yard sale for $20 and figured we could make it work.

After a few coats of paint (sorry wood lovers) and a bit of creative problem solving, it's now one of my favorite pieces in the room. The drawer-fronts all had poorly patched 1" diameter holes hidden behind the old hardware, so using rope pulls was a cheap and easy solution. It took a bit of trial and error to figure out the best way to do the handles (for $0.59/ft it was alright to make a few mistakes), but I loved the way the knots on the outside added some extra detail and made it look more finished. Overall, I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

Thank you Molly!

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