Hey guys! I hope you are all having a great week! Sorry we’ve been a little MIA lately…life has been so busy! I am excited to get back into my normal blogging routine though. And we have SO MUCH to update you on! :)
To jump right in, today we’re sharing a thrifty little furniture makeover we recently completed. We sold our bedroom furniture not too long ago. We had it for about four years and it was time for a change. Sidenote: While we were waiting for the arrival of our new bed, our mattress was on the floor! Brings back memories of Flipping the Block! Pics of our new bed coming soon!
So when I saw this dresser at a yard sale for $40, I was like “Oh Heck Yes!”
The top was in bad shape, and sanding down the entire piece to restain would have been, umm, not fun — to put it frank! (I kind of hate sanding!) So we went a different route.
Since the top was in such bad shape, we did give it (only the top!) a good sanding to make it nice and smooth.
We purchased a quart of Glidden Bright White Trim and Door Paint Gel (link) for the dresser box. It’s not cheap at $20 a quart, but holy cow this stuff is awesome!
We applied the paint to the dresser’s box. It is very thick because it’s a gel, and when it dries it levels itself out and it dries super hard! It’s mimics the look and feel of lacquer.
We gave it two coats of white paint, then added some fun gold hardware and applied furniture wax to the rest of the dresser to brighten up the faded brown stain.
I adore this piece!!! I may be biased, but I think I love it more than West Elm’s version. Or maybe I love the fact that it was literally a fraction of the cost. Or both. ;)
And here is the breakout:
- Dresser/Mirror: $40
- 1 Quart- Glidden Bright White High Gloss Trim and Door paint: $20
- Brasso renewal for hardware- $3
- TOTAL: $63 !!!
Now that is a steal! This is a super easy DIY project that you can complete in about 2 hours.
It’s almost Friday, friends! Do something that makes you smile today!