Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dresser Makeover Revealed!

Yesterday I showed you the long process of transforming my dresser. My hands seriously went numb from all the sanding! Now you get to see the end result! (and I'm sooooooo glad it's over!! haha)

Here's the before one more time: (you can see more photos here)

And the After:

The top surface turned out beautifully! I certainly put some time in sanding out all the cigarette burns, but it was worth it in the end!

I use the large cigar box on top of the dresser as my jewelry box. Brian brought it home for me one day and I love it!

The framed embroidery was a wedding gift from a friend and the little white dish was a gift from Anthropologie. (I love gifts!)

Glad I didn't waste any time sanding out the handles. Turns out, they almost perfectly match the stain I chose for the drawers. I just wiped a little stain into each of them just to fill cracks and even out any scratches. Good as new! 

Hopefully I've inspired you to restore a piece of your own. It really is the least expensive way to fill your home with furniture. It just takes some elbow grease and patience. In the end, your home will be filled with one-of-a-kind pieces that you'll have a special "bond" with!



  1. It turned out absolutely breathtaking. I love the two toned stains you used. SUCH a good job

  2. WOW. It looks amazing! Great Job!!

  3. You are amazing! I can't believe none of your attention to detail rubbed off on me...I could really use some trying to fix up this new room! Super impressed my dear.

    Also I'm psyched both my gifts made it in there...woot.

  4. Jessica,

    I really need to roadtrip to Florida soon to do a room makeover for you. That would be so fun!!


  5. I want your dresser, it looks gorgeous! It really looks so custom and expensive, I need to be more brave and start tackling some projects like this!

  6. Gorgeous dresser! You did an awesome job!

  7. Hi, What stain did you end up using on this piece?