Makeover Monday: Surprise Inside!

I found this dresser at a local thrift shop, Second Glance in Gloucester. Every time I go in there I come out with fabulousness. Big time. I left with this dresser and had hopes of painting it and making it into a double sink for our master bedroom. I guess I was forgetting that our bath was about 6 ft x 6 ft in size and we’d need a shower and a toilet… errr darn it. Plans cancelled.
The top was pretty rough and there were some big holes in it from where a mirror had previously been.
But it was nothing a little wood filler couldn’t fix.

I loved the pulls but they needed some work as well.

I bet you are thinking “c’mon Jen! not another white makeover!” but look down a little farther… I threw in some color… I thought the outside did need a little color, though, for the staging and used the painting Drew and I did together.
I used the same knobs that were on it originally but cleaned them and gave them a coat of the Martha Stewart Precious Metals paint that I had on hand from this project (Drew’s vintage desk) and this one (tin ceiling in the flip).

Thanks to a good idea from my friends over at liv + grace restored I had the idea to paint the insides of the drawers a fun color and not just leave them natural… I love them this way, it’s a fun surprise when you open the drawers now!

Isn’t that such a pretty blue? It’s the leftover paint from when I painted Danielle’s dresser.

So… tip of the day:
Tell me, what were you up to this weekend? Any painting projects for you?


  1. says

    Actually, we were at out cottage for some of it, and actually got in a little relaxation, for once! Wait though, even there, we did hang up two more plates on my plate wall, hang up a fabric picture on our bedroom wall, as well as put another switch plate on our kitchen wall, which was taken down when I painted out in white, the paneling that was on the lower half of the kitchen. Of course that was two weeks ago.

    Oh, and, I did give a coat of spray paint to our “new” house numbers sign I will be posting about this week. So, yeah, I got in some painting as well, lol!

    By the way, love, love, love that dresser. I as well have a dresser I wanted to to put a sink (bowl) in our bathroom, but my husband just kept bringing up all these plumbing issues with doing that (huff!).

  2. says

    Do all these DIY white painted furniture look as good in real as they look on the photos? I am working on a project, and I love the white look, but even after two coats of paint, not everywhere is brilliant white… and I was wondering…

  3. says

    Love the surprise of blue! I’ve put a surprise on the inside of white dressers…decoupage with vintage sheet music, wallpaper or other ephemera. Have you tried that?

  4. says

    Sue, you were so productive! :)

    Do they all look as good in real life? After 4 coats of paint, yes. :) i have been using Behr’s ultra pure white with primer built in, its a glossy finish. Are you using a brush or roller? A roller covers soooo much better than a brush.

    Kris, I haven’t done the decoupage but I should try that! Thanks for the idea! :)