Here’s another post by Lindsay from My Creative Days, this time with a FABULOUS dresser makeover… You don’t want to miss this one!

Who doesn’t love a good furniture makeover? Taking a furniture piece that is destined for the dump and transforming it into a beautiful piece is so much fun for me!

When I found this dresser, it was not in good shape and was headed to the dump. After a little elbow grease and “Hurricane” paint, it became a show stopper! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Painted Dresser (Hurricane by Country Chic Paint) - #diy #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

The picture below shows you what state the dresser was in when I got it. When I saw it sitting in my grandpa’s garage, I knew I needed to rescue it and bring it back to life. This dresser has seen better days, but I am always up for a good challenge. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Painted Dresser (Hurricane by Country Chic Paint) - #diy #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

As you can see, a lot of the veneer was peeling off. Since most of it was easy to pull off by hand, I thought the rest of it would be easy to remove. I was wrong.

Painted Dresser (Hurricane by Country Chic Paint) - #diy #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

To remove all the veneer, I needed to call in reinforcement. To make the tough spots peel off, I borrowed my dad’s heat gun. After “heating” the surface for a few seconds, the veneer came right off.

Painted Dresser (Hurricane by Country Chic Paint) - #diy #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

With all the veneer removed, I sanded the entire dresser to get a really smooth surface to paint on.

Painted Dresser (Hurricane by Country Chic Paint) - #diy #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I chose to paint the dresser “Hurricane”. I thought the rich, gray color would really make the dresser stand out.

After two coats of paint, I applied Antiquing Wax.

Painted Dresser (Hurricane by Country Chic Paint) - #diy #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I was not a big fan of the original handles on this dresser and really wanted to come up with something different to use for handles. I really love the way grays and browns look together so I thought, “What about a dark brown leather belt for handles?” Why not?

I scored a dark brown leather belt at a thrift store for 35ยข and brought it home to see if it would work. At that price, I had nothing to lose. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Painted Dresser (Hurricane by Country Chic Paint) - #diy #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I cut the belt a little longer than the original handles and used bolts to attach them to the dresser.

Painted Dresser (Hurricane by Country Chic Paint) - #diy #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

The shiny metal of the bolts on the soft, brown leather belt against the “Hurricane” color……… A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

Painted Dresser (Hurricane by Country Chic Paint) - #diy #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

With a little elbow grease, “Hurricane” and some wax, this dumpster dresser has been saved!


Country Chic's 2014 Blog Squad member: Lindsay

Lindsay {My Creative Days}

Hello! My name is Lindsay. I am mom to Landen and Gabrielle, wife to Matt and blogger at www.mycreativedays.com. I love to be creative in my day, my home and with my kids. I am obsessed with old wood, rusty treasures and everything in between. Finding frugal and creative ways to decorate our home, create a fabulous craft or do an activity with the kids is a passion of mine.

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