Before & After: Morgana's Dressed Up Dresser

Before & After: Morgana's Dressed Up Dresser

Janel Laban
Feb 17, 2011

When we asked Morgana of Fellow Creatives for a before and after project to share, she sent us this one which shows the power of seeing the possibilities in making over thrift store finds. Start with a $25 dollar dresser, spend a weekend on the redo and just look at what you can end up with…

...and After!

Here's what Morgana told us about the project: I live in a tiny cottage in Austin, Texas. I love to hunt local thrift stores for old furniture that will not only compliment the look and feel of my house, but also fit within its limited space. I bought this mid century modern dresser for $25 and thought that once it was refurbished, it would go nicely with other pieces I have in that style.

The whole dresser makeover took only one weekend to complete. I coated the dresser in 2-3 cans black semi-gloss spray paint. The dresser is made of partial board, so I didn't feel guilty painting it. In its original state it didn't have any drawer handles, so I drilled holes and added ornate knobs I found on sale at Anthropologie. The dresser now fits perfectly in my small bedroom and goes nicely with the yellow antique mirror that hangs above it.

Check out more from Morgana, including other before & afters: Fellow Creatives

Images: Morgana/Fellow Creatives

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