DIY Furniture painting

Well it's official, I've done it! I finally got up the nerve to paint my first piece of 
"real wood" furniture, you know the dove tailed kind. About a month ago my
daughter's dresser finally bit the dust and one of the drawers caved in. It was
time to find her new dresser and not spend a ton of money.

We ended up finding her a matching dresser and side table at a consignment
shop. The store was going out of business, even better! Both pieces were   
 solid and in excellent condition. We ended up spending $100 on both.

Why would anyone want to paint this? Because it's too dark and a little paint never 
hurt anything.

Shiny top, must be sanded.

Done! All sanded, primed, painted, and poly'd, it's that simple. 
No, the process was time consuming, but well worth it in the long run.
My daughter chose the paint color; Martha Stewart Picket Fence.
A perfect shade of white/cream. Good choice Allison!

Martha Stewart: Picket Fence

I had this handle left over from another project and thought  it looked good. Oil rubbed bronze on a
freshly painted white surface. Beautiful!  

What a difference a little paint and patience can do. Now it's time to start on her dresser. 
I purposely started on the night stand to see if I could do it.  

I hope you'll come back soon to see how the dresser turns out.

 THANK YOU for stopping by and following along. Your 
comments and support mean the world to me.


  1. Looks great! I'm sure the dresser will look fantastic as well. What are you painting after this? ;)

  2. hiya , this transformation is "simply" stunning x tfs

  3. Great job, Andrea!! It looks fabulous. And I really like the handle. The first piece of furniture I painted was a little intimidating, but I made it through just fine too. It was soo scary, once I actually started. Can't wait to see the dresser!

    ~ Catie

  4. Love the color y'all chose! So fresh and clean!! You did a great job!! Happy painting!!

  5. Wow, that looks like a whole new piece of furniture. I took have been intimidated to buy some ugly piece of furniture and paint it to bring out the beauty. I've tried a few times and failed, though I think it's more my painting style than anything. You have given me the motivation to try again. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This turned out great! What a difference the white paint makes! Can't wait to see the rest.

    Lori : )
    Thirfty Decor Mom

  7. Looks wonderful, I know how you feel, I was petrified when I did my china close it seemed so big.LOL
    I can't wait to see how the dresser turned out and I love the black handle on the drawer!

  8. I'd love to read instructions about how you did this. Looks very professional.

  9. I've gotta say I love it now! White and I get along just famously!

  10. AWESOME! I found another inspiring DIY painting project on this site too this week.



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