The Dresser Makeover That I’m Keeping


The Dresser Makeover That I'm Keeping:  A mini makeover with some Chalk Paint and new pulls for my son's bedroom.  girlinthegarage.net

This dresser makeover was an extra special one because it now resides in my son’s room.  My 4-year-old didn’t have a proper dresser and his clothes were slowly taking over his bedroom.  (Too bad his mommy keeps some of her out-of-season clothes in his closet!)

This wall used to have large decals of rocket ships and planets, but one by one they all fell off and wouldn’t stick anymore.  And when I got this dresser a few months ago, I knew right away that I had to keep it for his room; it just needed a mini makeover first.

The Dresser Makeover That I'm Keeping:  A mini makeover with some Chalk Paint and new pulls for my son's bedroom.  girlinthegarage.net

I love the style of this piece, and I plan on keeping it for a very long time even if it doesn’t stay in my son’s room forever.  I didn’t want to do anything too dramatic to it, but I did want to lighten it up.  After removing the drawers I painted the rest in Old White Chalk Paint® (except for that line at the top, for visual interest) and applied clear wax for protection.

The Dresser Makeover That I'm Keeping:  A mini makeover with some Chalk Paint and new pulls for my son's bedroom.  girlinthegarage.net

I like the wooden knobs and I may even add them back someday, but for now I chose some playful new pulls from Hobby Lobby.

The Dresser Makeover That I'm Keeping:  A mini makeover with some Chalk Paint and new pulls for my son's bedroom.  girlinthegarage.net

The 3D art is from Target and the decorative robot is from Hobby Lobby.  He will be known as Robot Ray, since that’s what the boys name all their robot toys.  If you’ve watched Doc McStuffins then you know where that came from.   😉

The Dresser Makeover That I'm Keeping:  A mini makeover with some Chalk Paint and new pulls for my son's bedroom.  girlinthegarage.net

Both of the boys immediately loved the new space and ran over to turn the “dials” on the dresser.  It may not be a fancy makeover but it’s perfect for my son’s bedroom!

Have a fabulous weekend, friends!

Jen

If you’re curious, HERE are more photos of my son’s bedroom, which is mostly the same except he doesn’t sleep in a crib anymore.  😉  The photos are very fuzzy because they were taken a long time ago when I was still using my cell phone to take pics and not a real camera!

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12 Comments on The Dresser Makeover That I’m Keeping

  1. Rose L.
    June 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm (3 years ago)

    really nice! It is perfect for a boy!
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    • Jen
      June 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Rose – have a great weekend!

      Reply
  2. Karly Nelson
    June 6, 2014 at 7:08 pm (3 years ago)

    That is adorable! Love how the dresser turned out!

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    • Jen
      June 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Karly! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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    • Jen
      June 6, 2014 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Breanna! I think they’re supposed to resemble old water faucet handles – they’re the best thing I could find to look boyish for my son’s room. 😉 I would’ve loved to find some little robot knobs, but no luck!

      Reply
  3. Deborah Gullett
    June 6, 2014 at 9:57 pm (3 years ago)

    That looks like solid wood. If so, would you mind sharing how much you paid for it? I like it better than many I have seen!

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    • Jen
      June 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Deborah,
      It’s an old piece and good quality, but there is veneer at least on the sides. Some of it was missing when I bought it. I don’t usually share my prices because I typically resell my pieces, but since I’m keeping this one I will share. I think I paid about $40 for it.

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    • Jen
      June 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Shanna! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Dawn
    June 7, 2014 at 11:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the makeover, the pulls are fabulous!

    Reply
  5. WEST FURNITURE REVIVAL
    June 15, 2014 at 12:52 am (3 years ago)

    love it! would love to feature it if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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