Hi guys! I am back today to share the antique farmhouse dresser redo we did in my daughter’s room for less than $20 a dresser! I was so pleased with how this simple dresser redo turned out I knew I wanted to share with my Farmhouse friends.
Antique Farmhouse Dresser Redo
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My sister recently gave back some furniture we had lent her before she got married which included 2 beautiful old dressers.
The beautiful antique bedroom set had been in Jason’s family for many years and the 2 dressers were the perfect size for Audrey’s room. The only problem was the dressers were in need of a major dresser redo.
The knobs were tarnished and the veneer had started to come off in a lot of places.
Jason somehow magically made matching trim for the missing piece of the dresser with the vanity. I know I say this a lot but my hubby is pretty amazing :). After taking out the drawers I sanded the 2 dressers down with our orbitial sander. This is the same sander we have used for the last 12+ years, DEWALT DWE6423K Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander, 5″
For the tarnished knobs I turned to my blogging friends for cheap and easy solutions. Thanks ladies for the help!!!! A mixture of flour, vinegar, and salt bath did the trick. I placed the knobs face down overnight. An unbelievable amount of grime came off them after scrubbing them with a toothbrush in the morning!!! Warning, it doesn’t smell great so you may want to take the knobs outside instead sitting on your kitchen window like I did. Just saying… 🙂
I shined them up with a little brasso, Brasso Multipurpose Metal Polish-8 oz . The funny thing is that each knob turned out a little different and I am still not 100% sure what kind of metal they are.
We decided to spray paint the dressers the same color as our little girl’s 4 poster bed. Spray paint is so easy to do and for less than $20 of paint I was able to make over each dresser. With everyone using chalk paint these days I am always surprised more people are not using spray paint. It almost seems like using spray paint is my little secret :). Be sure to use the spray paint outside because it does smell but for no brush strokes, it’s perfect!
The spray we used is made by Valspar with a primer built in. You can find the brand of paint we used here, Valspar 410-85026 SP Encounter Satin Premium Enamel Spray Paint *Unfortunately, Amazon did not have the specific color we used when I wrote this post but I still added the link because it’s really good paint* The color is secluded garden and we found it at Lowes. I absolutely love it for my little girl’s room.
It looks beautiful against her pale pink walls. We did add a coat of polyurethane to help protect the furniture.
It drives me a little crazy that you can see the unfinished walls in her mirror.
I tried really hard to have the wall painted before I shared the dresser but life got busy. We are renovating our old farmhouse and have a lot of projects going on and with all my kiddos home it just didn’t happen. I hope to share more of her room when we are finally done!
How pretty are these dresser legs?!!!
She loves her new dressers and they bring so much extra storage to her room.
We even have a few empty drawers for when family and friends stay with us. The mirrored dresser is so pretty. I would have loved something like this as a little girl.
She has enjoyed adding her special treasures to the tops of each one and I love the look of hydrangeas on them.
Thanks so much for checking out my daughter’s antique dresser redo. Be sure to see what my friends are sharing below!