Dresser Makeovers

Remember that sneak peak I gave you all last week of the two dressers that I was going to redo for a client? Oh my goodness am I in love with how they came out! Here is the before picture in case you missed the post.

This was a fun one! I started off by doing a little sanding. The client had asked for the top and drawers to be a dark stain so I really had to focus on those areas getting them down to the bare wood. This wood sanded like a champ though. Beautifully! I used my favorite Black & Decker Orbital Sander for this job.

The next thing in store was staining the tops and the drawers. I apologize- I should have taken a picture of the drawers for you guys. I like to use the gel stain. Here is the exact one I used from Amazon. It is my affiliate link 🙂 Minwax Gel Stain- Coffee color. I brushed it on and then wiped it off with a rag. I learned quickly how fast this stain dried! I originally did the whole top but it became tacky FAST. From there on out I worked in small sections. I let this dry overnight before painting the rest. Here is what I used to paint the rest of the dresser.

The next day I paint two coats of this paint onto the base of the dresser. Again I let this dry overnight between coats. Once it was completely dry I distressed it with some sandpaper and put on some new hardware. Like I said I just love these pieces and fingers crossed my clients will too! Let me know what you think in the comments below!


  1. Hillary

    May 19, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    They came out great. You do an amazing job!

  2. Michele

    May 19, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Loved your redo of the cabinets and Loved reading your awesome testimony of how you started out and how you got to where you are now. Congratulations and best of luck in all you do.

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