Before & After: Nicole’s Jewelry Box Inspired Dresser Makeover

updated May 4, 2019
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(Image credit: Nicole Phillips)

Nicole had been looking for a furniture piece for a peculiar nook in her home. So when she found this dresser on Craigslist, even though it was in really rough shape, she took it home (for “practically free”). The wood veneer was so damaged it wasn’t worth saving, and with the dark wood floors in her bedroom, she wanted something that would be a bright contrast. She took her color inspiration from her favorite jewelry box.

(Image credit: Nicole Phillips)
(Image credit: Nicole Phillips )

From Nicole:

I took inspiration from my jewelry box and matched the paint color. I sanded it down, used a primer followed by an oil based gloss paint and once it was all dry I got a piece of glass cut to fit the top so it would prevent the paint from chipping. It’s awesome how it fits in this nook so perfectly.

Total cost including the purchase of the dresser: $70 (oil based paints are more expensive than I thought, but totally worth it, plus we have leftover for the future projects). Paint used: Benjamin Moore (gloss) Snowfall white and (gloss) Tropicana Cabana.

See more on Nicole’s blog.

Thank you Nicole!