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Before & After: Revamping A Hand-Me-Down Dresser

updated May 6, 2019
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When Jennifer and her husband inherited this dresser from her mom and dad, she was thrilled with the extra storage but not with the look of the piece itself. The piece, which Jennifer’s parents bought back in the 1970s was dark and dated, but Jennifer knew with just a little work she could create a more modern piece for her home.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Jennifer removed the handles, painted the frame, and replaced the legs in her quest to give this dresser a new lease on life. After filling in the hole from the old handles, Jennifer stripped and restained the drawer fronts. Her husband built block legs for the dresser while Jennifer primed and painted the frame. The final combination of gray paint and wood tones is a sophisticated and modern update for this hand-me-down dresser.

For more pictures of this dresser makeover in progress, check out Monkey See, Monkey Do: Dresser Revamp. It is always great to see furniture find a new look in a new home, especially when it is a piece that might otherwise have found its way into the trash.

(Images: Photos by Jennifer at Monkey See, Monkey Do)