Dresser Makeover

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIY

Todays victim used to be my Grandmothers dressing table and I’ve had my eyes on it for years and years. Finally I got the chance to give it the makeover that I was dying to give it a long time ago.

But first you guys need to see how this dresser looked before.


Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIYIt was in an excellent condition, my Grandmother used to take super good care of everything and this dresser was no exception. I’ve literally grown up with this dresser and looking at the same thing over an over again for almost about 25 years, I would say it was high time for a makeover.

I know most of you guys would say that you should have kept it the way it was but NOPE not me, the moment I got my hands on it I went crazy πŸ˜‰

The color I chose to paint this dresser was a Teal color.

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIYBefore painting I had to remove the hardware which was quiet the pain since it was such an antique piece the knobs were jammed. Took me a good 15 mins on each drawer knob, thankfully there were just four!

This is an up close shot of how drawer knobs look after about almost 40 years or more of use. They needed an upgrade thats for sure.

I really liked the shape of it hence I decided to keep them!

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIYThe table and the drawers got two coats of the paint and I let it dry completely before I went in with my stencilling.

The top of the dresser I kept untouched since I liked the dark wood shiny finish which is probably the first and last time I would be in favor of keeping the original color of the wood!

History has been made people πŸ˜‰

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIYAnd then it was time for the stenciling.

I went in with the color White as a contrast over the Teal. I switched between using a Foam Roller Brush and a stencil brush.

The stencil I used for this project was the Indian Inlay Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils. You can see how I’ve used this stencil here and here as well.

I stenciled the sides of the dresser as well as the mirror. For the mirror I used Liquid Gold Gilding and stenciled the four corners.

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/indian-inlay-stencil-furniture.htmlI also used this to freshen up the drawer knobs and after just one polish they were completely transformed. Bye Bye rusty old knobs :)

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIYWhen the mirror was complete I went in and painted the sides of the mirror Teal, as well as the base of the mirror.

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIY

Trust me I tried my best to clean the mirror as much as I could but seems like it was just not having it.

Then it was just a matter of attaching the hardware and the dresser was complete.

All Done.

Now it’s time to be bombarded with some beauty shots πŸ˜‰

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIY

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIY

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIY

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIY

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIY

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIYWhat do you guys think?

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIY

Dresser Makeover - Delicious And DIY


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    Hi Anam,
    I saw this blog and I was reminded of the decor syle pattern that one of my aunt follows in her home. I am from India, so these designs are pretty familiar to me. I really like how you took note of the colors and the right design to go with. It does look very neat and good. You’ve done it greatly. Cheers.

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      Hi Dipti Thank you so much the designer of this stencil Kim Myles was inspired by the Indian Culture hence this stencil is also named Indian Inlay Stencil and I’m sure you might be familiar with these designs :)
      Thank you for dropping by and writing your sweet comment.


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