Thrifting called me to this $10.00 dresser. However this dresser needed some love and became one of my favorite DIY project to date.
This dresser needed it all: new knobs, new color, new contact paper.
Basically it needed a new life!
This first step to this new life was to sand and prime the dresser.
A quick trip to Home Depot provided all the supplies. The dresser was sanded by hand with sandpaper. you notice the surface was mostly smooth, but needed a bit of evening out to better take the primer. The dresser took the primer and it didn’t smell too bad! I put on two coats of primer and let it dry for about 5 hours before reassembling.
Then it was to paint the dresser. I again found myself at the home depot hunting for a color on the opps rack. I picked up a $2.00 quart of paint. I painted the dresser indoors and the smell was fine.
I applied two coats and within 5 hours. The paint went on evenly didn’t require any special brushes or equipment.
I enjoyed doing this project with my sister and in just one afternoon this shabby dresser became shabby chic after the addition of some $3.00 dollar knobs