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Brittany Arnold: Dresser makeover

Unlike my first pregnancy, this time we know we are having another girl, which has prompted me to transform Audrey’s neutral room into a feminine, sophisticated look for the both to share.

First up: Dresser makeover

Needed: Old dresser (shown: IKEA Hemnes dresser); decorative knobs (shown: Pier One antique yellow & gold knobs); Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint; colored frame paint (shown: Antique Yellow).

Cost: $35

How-to:

1) Do a fun color! I am going for an old Hollywood look, therefore chose antique yellow which is the main color theme for the room. Step one, painting the frame.

2) After the frame was painted, the drawers were cleaned off and prepped to paint. Krylon Looking Glass Paint is pretty hard to find. I ended up getting it on Amazon, and it is only a 6 oz. spray can. If you have more than three drawers, I would suggest getting more spray paint. The Looking Glass paint is a cheaper alternative than mirrors for the drawers (cutting mirrors to fit drawers is anywhere from $50-$300). The glass paint also provides more of a reflective, antique look compared to a flat chrome/metallic spray paint. Spray the drawers with a few coats and let dry.

3) Knobs are the small details that count. I was surprised to find these knobs in the exact yellow on clearance at Pier One for $1.98. Michael’s is another good place to find clear, white or designed knobs in the dollar aisle.

This was an easy Saturday project that transformed a plain, black dresser into a vintage, girly piece.

Brittany Arnold is married with one daughter and another on the way. Read her Wednesdays on Douglas County Moms. Also check out her personal blog here.


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