Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bringing an Old Cabinet Back to Life

I bought this dresser yesterday for $30.  It had certainly seen better days.  The paint was a dark cream  color, which just resulted in it looking dirty.  The drawer pulls were old and falling off.

I bought 2 bottles of white acrylic paint and a can of polyurethane and got to work.

Little Miss sanded the drawers, then wiped them down with a wet cloth.

I used two coats of paint, followed by two coats of polyurethane.

We then found new drawer pulls and decided to put artificial flower petals behind the pulls, as inspired by Pinterest.

The end result?  Super cuteness.

This is now storing arts and crafts in Claire's room.  It's totally adorable and only took a day to complete!

If I were to do it again, I think I'd spray the flowers with starch to give them a little more sturdiness.  But until the floppiness bothers her, I'm not taking them off.  That was the most tedious part of the redo.

One last look at the before and after! 

Have you recently re-purposed or salvaged an old piece of furniture?  Leave the link to your post in the comments! 

Pin It!


Bren said...

Abbie's dresser is an ugly brown that I SOOOO want to redo. I know I can but just can't seem to get to it. So glad to see posts from you again!!!

Hamza Razaq said...

Looks great! this is nice and this article is very helpful
thanks for sharing