If you’re anything like Cara Wilkerson, your idea of a relaxing weekend involves pushing up your sleeves and rehabbing a lackluster piece of furniture. And you can reap the benefits of Cara’s weekend projects right here each month! Today? She preps an old dresser for stylish storage in the kitchen.
Hi, friends! I canâ€™t believe itâ€™s already June, and most importantly, time to share another furniture rehab. After last monthâ€™s super simple ottoman update, I decided to tackle a bit larger of a project, so letâ€™s keep this rehab train rolling right along with a dresser makeover.
Before, this hand-me-down dresser doubled as excellent storage in my kitchen but was seriously lacking in the looks department. No worries, my friends. This problem was nothing a few coats of paint and a couple hours of elbow grease couldnâ€™t handle.
The first step was to remove the drawer pulls and slather my dresser friend in a solid coat of primer to give the paint a strong surface to stick to. I opted for an oil-based primer for extra durability since this dresser would most likely receive a fair amount of wear and tear in the kitchen.
Once the primer was good and dry, a couple coats of paint were not far behind. The base of the dresser was painted a clean white, while the drawer fronts soaked up a coat or two of Rice Grain by Sherwin-Williams for contrast.
Next up, I cut thick strips of craft paper to add a little more detail to the front of the drawers and secured with a few coats of Mod Podge, making sure to allow each layer to dry completely before adding another.
Once dry, the original hardware was reattached and my kitchen companion took on a whole new feel. A super simple transformation indeed and at just $25 for paint and supplies, this project was definitely easy on the pocketbook.