Dressed Up Dresser

Update: Check out my dresser featured on Apartment Therapy!

 I frequently scout local thrift stores for old furniture to redo. I bought this mid century modern dresser for $25, knowing that after a mini makeover, it would be both adorable and functional. 

The dresser was beat up and made of particle board, so I didn’t feel guilty painting it. I coated the dresser in 2-3 cans black semi-gloss spray paint. In its original state it didn’t have any drawer pulls, so I drilled holes and added ornate knobs I found on sale at Anthropologie.

 The entire dresser makeover took only one weekend to complete. The dresser fits perfectly in my small bedroom and I think it goes nicely with the yellow antique mirror that hangs above it.

Making over furniture is one of my favorite hobbies- See my Beverage cart B&A . Do you have any furniture makeover tips or ideas? I’d love to hear about them.

13 Comments on Dressed Up Dresser

  1. kelsey@mintedlife
    February 11, 2011 at 8:49 am (10 years ago)

    Gorgeous! It looks so great! Now can we go find more furniture to redo?

  2. tori
    February 11, 2011 at 8:55 am (10 years ago)

    Love the knobs! I recently got some from World Market to spruce up my coffee table drawers. Amazing how much beauty it adds! Great job with the dresser!

  3. Morgana
    February 11, 2011 at 11:14 am (10 years ago)

    Thanks y’all!

  4. Kathy
    February 17, 2011 at 10:55 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, this looks great!

  5. Phoebe
    February 17, 2011 at 11:23 am (10 years ago)

    Love this makeover! I found your blog through Apartment Therapy. Is the whole dresser particle board? Did you sand it before you painted it?

    • Morgana
      February 17, 2011 at 11:26 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks! The whole dresser was really beat up and made a particle board. I skipped sanding and just went for it.

  6. Zima
    February 19, 2011 at 2:59 am (10 years ago)


  7. Michelle
    July 12, 2011 at 10:48 pm (9 years ago)

    What brand and color of paint do you have on your bedroom walls?

  8. Natalie
    May 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm (8 years ago)

    Looks fantastic!!

  9. Lisa Halverson
    January 15, 2013 at 10:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Beautiful. Did you need to sand the dresser beforehand? And what kind of spray paint? I’ve read from some other sites that on particle board I’ll need a special type of paint? Did you?


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