Thursday, June 23, 2011

Before and After Dresser and Nightstand Finished

OK!  As promised, here is the before and after picture of the dresser, and nightstand that I just refinished!   They are very beautifully made, all the drawers are dovetailed...something that you don't see any more.  Basically indestructible.  

I was a little worried at first that it wouldn't look very updated, but as you can see it updated the dresser beautifully.  I decided to keep the original pulls, they just fit so perfectly with the dresser.  

Take off all the hardware....

Clean the dresser.  Older dressers have a ton of interesting spots, and dirt from the years of use.  Make sure that after you have cleaned the surface that there are no chemicals left.  I usually just use water.  Let it dry completely. 

I decided to use a black spray paint for the drawer pulls.  Spray paint comes in so many different uses, just make sure you buy a brand that says it will work on metal.

Prime and paint your dresser...After letting it dry completely put a coat of finnish on the top.  I like using a polyacrylic because it will not yellow. 

The finished product!  Dont you just love it!? 

Here is the before and after for the night stand...

It is such a cute set!  I just drove it over to Finders Keepers!  YES!! This set is up or sale along with a beautiful Queen bed frame! 

Dresser w/ Matching Mirror: $450.00  SOLD
Night Stand: $125.00 SOLD


  1. How much are you selling the set for? I am interested in it for my daughters room. Thanks.

  2. FELICIA, girl! I love the matching set, so freaking cute! I totally saw a nightstand the other day that was totally your style, maybe it is time for a roadtrip to Montana, eh? haha.

    I am featuring you on SJ today ;)


  3. These pieces are so GORGEOUS! You did a great job.

  4. Wow! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  5. wondering if you sanded the table at all?.. I have a dresser that is very similar to this- sturdy, heavy solid wood. Love how you redid it... want to start working on mine soon.