Before & After: A Preppy Makeover for a Beat-Up Dresser

Before & After: A Preppy Makeover for a Beat-Up Dresser

Colleen Quinn
Nov 30, 2011

When Meg's sister had a baby boy, she knew she wanted to give her new nephew a special present to welcome him into the family. She found a dresser on Craigslist desperately in need of a makeover and saw the potential for the perfect gift. Though many would agree with her husband's assessment that it was only good for firewood, Meg had a vision of what a little paint could do.

After a lot of work on the damaged veneer, Meg was finally ready to get started on her creative paint treatment. After painting the dresser red, she began painting diamonds in contrasting colors before using yarn to place the lines for her argyle pattern. The final step was several coats of shellac to make this dresser-turned-changing table nearly indestructible. Though this project was a lot of work, the end result is a beautiful one of a kind gift for her nephew's nursery.

For a lot more pictures documenting this lovey project, check out Never a Dull Day: An Argyle Changing Table for Baby Gabe.

Image: Meg at Never a Dull Moment.

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