When my husband and I first got married, we had a conglomeration of furniture (used and new) that we used to furnish our first home. Like most young married couples, we made different pieces work to fit the colors and styles of what we already had. As the years went on, we were able to add more decor and furniture that actually fit our style. We purchased this teal blue dresser early in our marriage and originally used it as a coffee bar. Later on, it became a small dresser/nightstand in our guest room, then we stuck it in our youngest son's room.
A few months ago, I decided to convert this dresser into a tiny library (behind the louvered doors is a set of shelves). I moved it into our living room and realized that the teal color just wasn't going to cut it in a grey paneled room with black and gold accents.
It sat untouched for a few weeks until I finally got the courage to change the appearance. We took a trip to our local Lowe's and picked up a small can of black paint (matte finish), brushes, and gold hardware.
I took off the drawer, doors, and old hardware before snapping a picture, but here's the 'before' pic.
Miraculously, we didn't need to sand the dresser before painting. I did end up putting three coats on, just to cover that teal. Painting those louvered doors was tedious work, but I loved the results! My husband put on the new gold hardware, and voila! - a "new" dresser for a fraction of the price that a new one would cost!
If you're wanting a new piece of furniture but not wanting to spend the money right now, take a look at thrift stores and garage sales. You can find beautiful pieces that might need a little TLC. I love to look at Pinterest for furniture flip inspo!
I hope you've enjoyed this DIY dresser makeover! Happy DIY'ing!