Projects & Improvements

Before & After: Divine Dresser Makeover

published Aug 24, 2011
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Kate found this great dresser for only $20 at her local thrift store; though it had lovely lines, she knew it needed some TLC before it found a place of pride in her home. Kate originally planned to sand and stain the piece, until she discovered the top of the dresser was laminate rather than solid wood. Faced with this unexpected curveball, Kate was forced to change her plans for this inexpensive piece.

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Since the drawer fronts were solid wood, Kate decided to sand and stain them while painting the frame of the dresser white. The darker drawer fronts and crisp white surround transformed this vintage dresser into a modern piece that still pays homage to its origins. The final result is a beautiful custom piece destined for Kate’s bedroom.

For more information on Kate’s lovely dresser makeover, check out her post Newest Dresser Revealed! on her blog Twenty-Six to Life.

Image: Kate at Twenty-Six to Life.