Hand Me Down Dresser Gets a Two Tone Makeover

When Katie of Creatively Living moved into a new home, her mother in law gifted her with several older dressers.  One day, Katie realized that one of those dressers would fit perfectly in her entryway, providing a good storage spot for gloves, hats, etc.  It just needed some sprucing up to be worthy of being the first thing people saw when they opened the door.

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Katie learned the hard way with this dresser that it’s always better to sand first–she didn’t, and had to go back after painting and start all over again!  She used Benjamin Moore’s White Dove for the base and drawers.  The top of the dresser was in pretty good condition, but Katie gave it a couple of coats of dark wax to deepen the color and protect it.  “I didn’t want to put money into all new knobs, so I used the well-loved-by-DIYer’s Gold Medal spray paint by Design Master,” she explains.  The wooden knobs actually look like aged brass now, don’t they?  The madeover dresser is now a really lovely addition to Katie’s home.

Creatively Living dresser makeover two tone  Get more details on this project by visiting Creatively Living.

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