Before & After: Bedroom Dresser is Painted No More

published Jun 18, 2012
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Karen scored this dresser when it was left behind in a friend of a friend’s garage. She took that dresser with its one green painted drawer home and painted it white and cream to match her bedroom, and there it has lived for the last seven years. She and her husband are working to update their master bedroom, and Karen decided this dresser was just asking for a makeover.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Karen stripped the dresser she painted all those years ago, leaving slight traces of the white paint in the fine detail work. She then sanded and treated the dresser with a prestain wood conditioner. When Karen stained the dresser, she deliberately created an aged effect by wiping stain on and then off until she achieved exactly the look she desired. Adding glass knobs from Anthropologie and old metal casters helped finalize the vintage look she craved for this piece.

(Images: Karen/Redoux Interiors)