Style Shift: Transforming a Painted Dresser

Style Shift: Transforming a Painted Dresser

Colleen Quinn
Feb 22, 2012

This type of painted dresser is a perennial favorite at many home stores, and therefore at many secondhand stores. Despite the wonderful shape and curving legs, the overall look was just not Lori's style. Thankfully, she had an inspiration photo saved on Pinterest that helped her transform this piece to better fit her home.

Though the inspiration dresser was designed to call to mind a billiard room, Lori immediately found herself thinking instead of her husband's sporty red race car. She covered up the floral motif by painting the entire dresser black, then used an overhead projector to help hand paint the pinstripe and number dot. Finally, she painted the knobs to match the background so they seem to disappear into the piece.

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Images: Lori/Mama With a Dash of DIY Drama

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