Easy DIY Vintage Dresser Makeover | Before & After

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The world is full of vintage and antique furniture and I hear a lot of negativity about painting them. The best thing, in my opinion, re-do that vintage dresser makeover with paint and have fun. What’s the reasoning behind keeping everything as is? Times change and so do styles. Paint does not negate the memory of a loved one and the furniture is simply an item that once belonged to them at one time. I get it! I felt the same way for a long time with my Grandmother’s furniture. And my hubby feels that way to this day and I’m a furniture painter. You should hear some of our conversations. Ha!

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Vintage Dresser Makeover Before & After

The best thing, in my opinion, do that vintage dresser makeover with paint and have fun.

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Reasons To Paint Furniture

It's UGLY! There I said it. It doesn't fit my style. Paint is an affordable way to change the whole look of an ugly piece of furniture.

  1. It’s UGLY! There I said it. It doesn’t fit my style. Paint is an affordable way to change the whole look of an ugly piece of furniture. Pick a color and get after it! My choice of paint is Dixie Belle for ease of use.

I do a lot of these vintage dresser makeovers. I love a good stencil makeover too!

#2 It’s beyond repair and cannot be restored to its former glory. So many of these vintage dressers have sat in old barns for way too long. No climate control causes all kinds of issues. The wood is brittle, the drawers stick, missing parts, veneer damage… and the veneers are loose and popping all over the place. Let’s not even get into veneer removal! That can be a total nightmare and costly to replace. I do a lot of these vintage dresser makeovers. I love a good stencil makeover too!

Vintage dresser makeovers is just one way I like to repurpose.

#3 We are helping the environment by repurposing. Are we not the trashiest people around??? So much waste. This is just one way I like to repurpose. I also love to repurpose home decor. Check out what I did with an old repurposed frame! CLICK HERE to see the makeover.

The Results Of A Vintage Dresser Makeover

The results of a well-done vintage dresser makeover can add value and style to your home.

The results of a well-done vintage dresser makeover can add value and style to your home. Not to mention the bragging rights! Do you want to learn how I created this look? JOIN ME in The Art Of Painting Furniture and learn all my creative finishes from the comfort of your sofa.

Do you want to learn how I created this look on this vintage dresser? JOIN ME in The Art Of Painting Furniture and learn all my creative finishes from the comfort of your sofa.

 

Painting these vintage dressers can a great way to repurpose and save our landfills.

 

Check out this vintage dresser makeover with my favorite paint colors.

Thanks for joining me today and listening to my reasonings for doing these vintage dresser makeovers. Painting furniture isn’t for everyone but it can be a great way to update and preserve those old pieces that are destined for the dump. I welcome your opinions and you know I love to hear from you. Drop me a comment below and feel free to give me your opinion. Happy painting!

Until the next project… xo, Do

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Easy DIY Vintage Dresser Makeover | Before & After

12 Comments

  • Thanks, Wendy! We have the best job in the world! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo, Do

  • I love vintage dressers. They are just so elegant. This is a beautiful makeover. Love the dainty stenciling and the sweet color and blending. So lovely! All of your work is beautiful Do! You are an inspiration to so many of us furniture makeover artists! If my blog could look even half as good as yours I would be so fortunate! I appreciate all the inspiration you provide! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!

  • Hi Donna, i totally agree with you, why not paint an old furniture and give it even more caracter than it has yet? This dresser just came back to life, love it! I wish a very happy and creative New Year!

  • Thank you, Abbey! You definitely have the artist’s eye and I have enjoyed seeing you grow. Wishing you all the best. Hugs ๐Ÿ™‚ xo, Do

  • Agreed! It’s so fun to see these old pieces come back to life. Blessings to you and yours and a prosperous New Year. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo, Do

  • Hi Do Dodson! ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel very privilaged when i get to take an old piece and repair it, retore it and relove it. When i say re-love i mean paint it. I love painted antique furniture. You made this piece look straight up sexy! Thank you for sharing. Now i am headed to The Art of Furniture Painting to see how you created this. You are awesome!

  • Yes, this poor old guy was pretty ugly. ? Yes, the grey paint and very hard to distinguish stencils helped him out. However, the garish pink smeared at the bottom, the reason the stencils are hard to distiguish, makes the poor old man horribly disfigured.
    The only problem I have with painting wood furniture is when you paint over really beautiful wood, such as burled oak, mahogany, real cherry wood, or maple. Please ruin all the ugly pieces you wish, especially those from the 1970s on.

  • Thank you, Cheryl! I really enjoy making them lovable again. Happy painting! ?

  • Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. I admire your work but even more I admire your treatment of miserable people. Tโ€™internet is a strange place!

  • Thank you, Patricia! ๐Ÿ™‚ I try to keep an open mind. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I appreciate you. xo, Do

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