I love a good before and after! Especially, when it is a really nice dresser that your neighbor gives you for free. When my neighbor posted on social media that she needed to get rid of a dresser to make room for a new one, I jumped at the opportunity to take it. I needed more storage in my office, and the other dresser I had in there was not getting the job done. It needed some TLC, but I am always up for the challenge! If you want to see a good budget dresser makeover, keep reading!
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the dresser before I took the drawers out, but you get the idea. It was a honey color that did not look good with the floors in my office. The dresser is solid wood and heavy, which I love. The only thing it needed was paint, new hardware, and some of the tracks for the drawers needed to be tightened.
Here she is with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware! I used the furniture paint from Lowe’s and I love how it looks when finished. It dries really nicely and really doesn’t even look like it’s been painted. I used a roller on the majority of it, but used a brush in the hard to reach spots.
Not only did I have a lot of fun making over the dresser, but I also had a lot of fun styling it! These lamps came from a yard sale and I love their shape. Originally, I was going to paint them, but then I decided to keep them as they are for now because I love the pop of color. I already had the other items in this photo, so that was a win!
Here is the other side of the dresser. If you have spent anytime reading Heather Loves Home, then you know I love to decorate with plants. I already had this fern, so I gave it a new home on the dresser. I always love a fresh pop of green in a space. I also love green and black together. It might be my favorite color combo!
What do you think of the black on black? At first, I was going to use gold hardware, but it just didn’t feel right to me. That is when I decided to use black and I love it! I think it actually gives the dresser a sophisticated look. I am really happy with this budget dresser makeover and I was excited to share it with you. If you ever come upon a piece of free furniture with good bones, grab it! There are so many ways to bring an old piece back to life!