Before & After: Lettie’s No Longer Looks Like Laminate Dresser

published Sep 4, 2013
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Lettie had been on the lookout for both a dresser and a nightstand for a long time when she spotted this lovely piece on Craigslist for an affordable $40. Not only was it the perfect size, but also the perfect height to do double duty as a nightstand!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

From Lettie:

The only downfall was that the body of the dresser was laminate. I read a lot about painting right over laminate and decided to go for it. I gave it two good coats of Zinsser’s oil-based primer before painting another two coats of Farrow & Ball’s Railings. I also spray painted the dingy-looking hardware using Krylon’s Gold Leaf and now they’re brighter and more beautiful than ever!

It was a time-consuming project but well worth it in the end. The beautiful color is so much better than the old laminate look!

See more details of Lettie’s makeover at her blog, Living & Loving.

Thank you Lettie!

(Images: Lettie LaFerriere)