I haven't had or needed a dresser for what seems like forever. Now, however, my closet is overflowing...so I dug out my childhood dresser for a much needed makeover.
1. First I had to give it a thorough cleaning. It was pretty grimey so I wiped it down with soap and water and tried to get it as clean as possible.
2. Then I removed all the hardware and sanded down the entire dresser. I used a medium grain sand in case you were wondering. Sanding is important because it helps remove unwanted blemishes as well as to help the paint better stick to the wood.
3. After sanding I wiped down the dresser again and got ready to paint! Earlier in the week Ashley and I went to The Home Depot and picked out paint. I decided I wanted to paint the dresser white with teal accents. There are however many different kinds of white so make sure you pick carefully. I decided on Pearl Drops and Mermaid Treasure both by Behr. To paint I used a small foam roller (It helps the paint go on smooth and even with no brush strokes to show through).
I painted the whole dresser white. Because the paint is so light it easily shows imperfections, as well as the wood underneath so I did a few coats of the white. I taped off the edges as needed with painters tape and added my teal accents.
4. I wanted to keep the charm of the old dresser but with a more updated feel, so I bought new white knobs and painted the old ones. After everything was painted and dry I just had to screw on the hard ware , step back and Enjoy!