Dresser to Bookshelf Transformation

Looking for a certain shade that you can’t find in our line? Try mixing colors like Lindsay from My Creative Days did on this piece! She created her own custom mix using Simplicity, Lazy Linen, and Hurricane to turn an old dresser in need of some TLC into this beautiful bookshelf.

Hello! It is Lindsay from My Creative Days back to share a transformation that has become one of my favorites. I say that because it was so easy to do and it utilizes something that many people have around the house that they aren’t using anymore – an old, tired dresser.
When I first saw this dresser, I walked right past it. Then, something made me stop and take another look.
Dresser-Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #paintedfurniture #repurpose - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
This dresser was in need of some major L-O-V-E. Can we just start (and stop) with the knobs. What a mess! Knobs are missing. Knobs are placed in wrong places. Knobs are broken. Knobs! Knobs! Knobs!
To start this transformation, I painted it. I mixed “Simplicity”, “Lazy Linen” and “Hurricane” together to get a soft blueish/grayish color (and yes, that is the technical name). Once I got the outer part of the dresser done and one coat on the drawer fronts, I stepped back and had an “A-Ha” moment.
It looks so much better already. Let’s roll with this!
Dresser-Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #paintedfurniture #repurpose - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
I removed the center “rungs” for the bottom of each shelf and painted the inside the same color.
Dresser-Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #paintedfurniture #repurpose - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
This is now a functional bookshelf!
Dresser-Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #paintedfurniture #repurpose - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
I love old, locker baskets, but this would look equally amazing with dark wicker baskets on the shelves.
Dresser-Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #paintedfurniture #repurpose - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
This dresser has come a long way from its “knobby” past. Once again, I have learned never to pass on the “ugly” duckling. Most things have potential and sometimes it just takes a little time to see it. I was planning on filling in the holes of the drawers to this dresser and getting new knobs for it. I am so happy I had the “A-Ha” moment and came up with a better way to repurpose this dresser.
As always, you can follow all of my Country Chic Paint transformations on my Pinterest board here.

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.

Make sure to follow Lindsay on her blog My Creative Days, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Hometalk and Instagram!

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