Housekeeping: A Dresser Makeover

Last year I found this dresser  made by Kent Coffey at Goodwill. I lost the before photos of my dresser when I switched phones a few months ago…but it looked like this, but less shiny, and covered in scratches and deep gouges.

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I knew I could never sand out the gouges on top of the dresser smooth enough to just refinish the dresser; I knew the piece had to be painted.  It sat in my bedroom for months while I waited for inspiration to hit…and then I got a Williams Sonoma Home catalog in the mail, and saw this beautiful desk. It’s proportions were similar to my dresser and I loved the subtle sheen of the finish.

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I followed the advice of Mandi of Vintage Revivals to get the smoothest painted finish I could find, and finished with a coat of wax, using this tutorial from Vintage Storehouse. And, here she is!

dresserafter copyAnd, here  is the dresser styled pretty in my bedroom.

dresserstyledSo happy with how it turned out!  Now…to pick a paint color(you can see my swatches on the wall) and finally get my room painted!  I’ll be sharing some tips for styling a dresser on Instagram today if you’re interested!

Have a great weekend!

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4 thoughts on “Housekeeping: A Dresser Makeover

  1. This REALLY turned out beautifully!!! I have Mandi’s painting tips post pinned, for future furniture painting awesomeness… good to know it worked out!!! Can you tell me what color you used on your dresser? I can’t tell from the photo if it is black? or dark gray? either way, you NAILED the color, and ‘subtle sheen” for this piece, it is remarkably lovely!

    • Hi Julie! Thanks so much! I love it too, and Mandi’s tips are the BEST! I used Sherwin Williams Black Magic…it’s definitely more black in the photos, but slightly gray. And, I used a paste wax on top to give it that subtle sheen. If you try the color, I would love to know what you think!

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