Home Renovation Series: Refurbished Dresser

Hey all!

Hope you’re having a fabulous week! It’s been awhile since I’ve shared with you my improvements on my home re-decorating/renovating process. Truth be told, not much has changed since my last post. I’ve been feeling stressed because I feel there is so much I want to do, but so little time with my the hours I work and my overall busy schedule.

For a quick recap, I’ve pretty much finished the living room and the dining room. There were no huge renovations involved, just re-arranging and re-decorating. Currently, I am working on 2 huge projects: my home office and the front entry-way. For my office, I am turning a spare bedroom that was basically an attic full of junk into an office. I start my Master’s program in September and need a quiet space to work, so I am beyond excited for this project to be done! As for the entry-way, our current entrance into our home is in desperate need of TLC. However, last week I was a BOSS and got a lot of s*** done! My mom came over and together we re-painted the entrance way. It’s not completely finished yet…those pictures will come later! I’m so thankful for her because I’m a newbie to this home stuff…I wouldn’t even know where to start without her. Thank GOD for moms!

So without further ado, I would like to share with you today that other fabulous thing I accomplished this weekend…I FINALLY finished my DIY dresser project!

Trevor had this dresser before we started dating, and I always really liked it because I thought it looked unique with baskets as the drawers. Although they can be a pain to open and close sometimes, they really add to the look of the bedroom. Originally just a dull acorn color, I aspired to paint it to match the colors of our bedroom; black, white, and gray.

My mom and I also worked on this together. She sanded the dresser and painted it white while I picked out charcoal gray spray paint (that matches our gray bedroom walls) and sprayed the HECK out of those baskets. This part was a real pain. The first time I ran to Sherwin-Williams, I only bought 4 cans of spray paint with primer included. BIG mistake! By the end of the finished product, I used 8 cans. Truth be told, I probably could have used one more coat at the end, but I was so sick of painting that I sort of just said “good enough!!!” (Does this ever happen to any of you?!)

Nonetheless, I’m really proud of the outlook. It matches my walls perfectly and COMPLETELY changes the look of the room. I just am amazed how ONE PIECE can make such a huge difference. The only regret I have is that I wish I would have chosen a more glossy tone of paint.

What do you think? Have you ever spray painted furniture? Leave me a comment below!

I’ll be sure to keep you updated with the rest of our projects. I’m working on the “mother of all” ones right now with my front entry way; can’t wait to update you on that later!

Have a great rest of your week!

Xoxo,
Chelsea

Check out the others in my Home Renovation Series!
Home Renovation Series: Living Room
Home Renovation Series: Dining Room

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