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.
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!
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