Antique Farmhouse Dresser Redo

Dresser with mirror -antique farmhouse dresser redo

Hi guys!  I am back today to share the antique farmhouse dresser redo we did in my daughter’s room.   I was so pleased with how the dresser redo turned out I knew I wanted to share it for the Farmhouse friends monthly event that I am apart of.

Antique Farmhouse Dresser Redo

Come check out this gorgeous antique farmhouse dresser redo I did for less than $20!

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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.

Before - Antique farmhouse dresser

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.

before knob -Antique farmhouse dresser

The knobs were tarnished and the veneer had started to come off in a lot of places.

fixed - Antique farmhouse dresser

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″

Sanding Antique farmhouse dresser

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… 🙂

cleaning tarnished knobs

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.

Shiny knob Antique farmhouse dresser redo

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!

Spray painting a drawer - antique farmhouse dresser redo

Come check out this gorgeous antique farmhouse dresser redo I did for less than $20!

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.

Tall dresser - antique farmhouse dresser redo

It looks beautiful against her pale pink walls.  We did add a coat of polyurethane to help protect the furniture.

dresser with mirror - antique farmhouse dresser

It drives me a little crazy that you can see the unfinished walls in her mirror.

Dresser with mirror -antique farmhouse dresser redo

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!

antique farmhouse dresser redo tall dresser

How pretty are these dresser legs?!!!

Closeup leg - antique farmhouse dresser redo

She loves her new dressers and they bring so much extra storage to her room.

antique farmhouse dresser redo - drawers

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.

Mirrored dresser - antique farmhouse dresser redo

She has enjoyed adding her special treasures to the tops of each one and I love the look of hydrangeas on them.

antique farmhouse dresser redo hydrangeas in blue ball jar

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28 thoughts on “Antique Farmhouse Dresser Redo

  1. Wow Tara I love it. I never would have guessed you used spray paint, it has such a nice finish and such a pretty color. Your daughter must be very happy it looks beautiful in her room!

  2. Beautiful dressers, Tara! I was surprised to see a girl’s room. I did not know you had a daughter.! Must have only caught boys’ room reveals. 🙂 The room looks lovely!

  3. Stunning! Great renovation of chest hardware! Fascinating process! Audrey is one lucky little gal to have such talented parents!!??☺️ ~Kristin

  4. Your daughter has such a pretty room and the dressers look perfect. I am surprised that spray paint gave these pieces such a beautiful look. You certainly saved a lot of time with that method.

    1. Thanks Paula! This spray paint really is the best we have found and I love that it doesn’t take long to refinish furniture this way 🙂

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