Drab Dresser Revival

Drab Dresser Revival at myownhomeblog.com

Something you guys might discover about me soon is that I am cheap, dirt cheap. My mindset is “why buy something when I can ask my parents if they have it and they give it to me for free”. I’m lucky in the fact that my parents have a lot of furniture and are working on downsizing. This dresser was given to my mom by my grandma, and wasn’t in the best shape.



See? Bad shape. Paint was worn off, there were chips in the wood. The poor thing just looked tired! So when I randomly got a burst of energy late one Saturday night I decided to scrounge through my paint collection and whip up some magic!

I first removed the drawers and set them aside. I originally was going to paint the entire dresser this dark grey, but realized quickly that would be too dark. I started by painting a strip on the drawers where there was some detailing, and followed the same idea on the bottom of the dresser. Then, I painted the dresser top and sides, leaving some white details exposed.


I didn’t use any fancy paint, I just took some Artists Loft paint from Michael’s and went at it.

Now onto that mirror…

That mirror was in bad shape. My dad warned me it had a crack in it, and when I unloaded it the crack quickly became a bigger problem than I thought.




Oh snap! Literally…

The next thought in my head was  “oh I’ll just drill a screw in and it will be fine!”. Wrong. I ended up splitting the wood even more and had to use some wood filler and glue to fix it. It isn’t perfect, and if you stand close to the mirror you can find where it was, but I like to say that it is just some “added character”.


All better now.

This was a quick weekend project that turned out so successfully that my mom didn’t even recognize the dresser when she first saw it! The cost of this project was FREE! Ahhh, my favorite price! I had all of the supplies on hand and the only thing it cost me was some extra sleep that weekend.


So how about you guys? Have any awesome DIY revivals that you’d like to share? Leave a link in the comments below, I’d love to see them! 🙂

Happy Tuesday (My 6th favorite day of the week)

Just a Girl and Her Blog


2 thoughts on “Drab Dresser Revival

  1. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create
    this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it
    for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to find out
    where u got this from. thanks a lot


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