Easy Furniture Makeover

Before I got married, my husband and I decided to move into a new house. I have never moved in with anyone my entire life. In fact I have never even owned a house so it was a huge step for me. I always had the idea of what my perfect life would look like, the type of person I will marry, how many kids I want and what type of house I want to live in. This is the reason I was experiencing all type of emotions. While we were looking for our house’s furniture and brainstorming new home ideas, I was almost never satisfied with whatever was offered to me. Looking at my misery, my husband came up with the idea that I should make the furniture on my own. At first, I thought that’s a bizarre idea to even begin with but the more I thought about it, more it made sense to me.

I am very particular about everything I want in my house, so nothing in the market was making sense to me. Placing an order for custom made furniture was out of our budget. This is when I went out a bought an old dresser from the flea market and decided to give it a makeover using some awesome home ideas. This was my first project and a very dear to my heart so I wanted everything to be perfect. I did my fair share of research to make sure that I was doing each and everything right. Once I was done with the research part, I decided I want to turn it into the best dresser furniture that I could ever have. Initially, I was inclined towards turning it into mirror dresser furniture. However, it didn’t take me long to realize that it will take a lot of work and I am not that pro as of now. So, I decided to keep it real and turn this furniture dresser into something modernized while keeping its original feel.

Before starting working on these creative home ideas for my furniture dresser, I thought that I might need to call a friend or two for my help. However, the more I invested my time in this project; it was easy for me to do everything on my own without any help from my friends or even my husband, well he did help me in moving the dresser but that doesn’t really count.

You need to see before of this furniture dresser:

You need to see before of this furniture dresser:

Before we begin going through this tutorial, I want to show you how exactly this furniture dresser looked like when I got it from the flea market. It was an old furniture dresser but it was in pretty decent condition. The minute I saw it, I knew that I can transform it into a little bit of work.

 

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Let’s start with cleaning this bedroom dresser furniture:

Let’s start with cleaning this bedroom dresser furniture:

Since it is a used dresser and I got it from the flea market where no one was taking good care of it, I decided to start with cleaning it up real nice.

 

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Bring some water from your kitchen for your new home ideas project:

Bring some water from your kitchen for your new home ideas project:

The first thing that I used for cleaning was the basic thing that every cleaning needs, i.e. water. I only needed one bowl of water for the entire dresser.

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Wood cleaner for your furniture bedroom dressers:

Wood cleaner for your furniture bedroom dressers:

Here I want to explain one thing: wood is not like marble or tiles. When it comes cleaning wood, you cannot use any random detergent that you use for your cleaning your floor. Buying a wood cleaner is like a long-term investment that you should make for your house.

 

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Grease absorbing cloth for cleaning design home furniture dresser:

Grease absorbing cloth for cleaning design home furniture dresser:

I am very particular when it comes to my cleaning clothes. I want something that can absorb all the dust and grease with one single swipe. This is the reason I have these anti-grease cloths in my house to clean the furniture. You can easily find them in the market.

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Sanding is an important step in this new home ideas project:

Sanding is important step of this new home ideas project:

This old furniture dresser had few uneven sides and bumps on the top. To smooth out each and everything I used a sanding paper and made sure everything was nice and smooth.

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Bring out your inner painter for this creative home ideas project:

Bring out your inner painter for this creative home ideas project:

Now comes the most fun part this creative home ideas project which changed the entire look of the dresser, i.e. the paint. I am all for light pastel colors in my house. They bring the calmness and peace of mind to me. This is the reason I went with this color.

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Let your furniture bedroom dresser dry:

Let your furniture bedroom dresser dry:

I have painted a thing or two before which is why I knew that you should never rush the process of drying. I had all the time in the world for this project, so I let the paint dry overnight before touching the dresser again.

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Clean all the knobs of your bedroom dresser furniture:

Clean all the knobs of your bedroom dresser furniture:

Once everything was nice and dry, I noticed that the knobs looked kind of rusty and old. So, I decided to clean them real nice. It didn’t take me long to do it but once they were clean, they blended in perfectly with the overall look of the dresser.

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The final look of my dressers bedroom furniture:

Final look of my dressers bedroom furniture:

Here is the final look at how my dressers bedroom furniture turned out to be. I wanted to be a little bit extra so bought this huge table clock and placed it right in the middle of the table. This entire process of renewing this dresser took 2 day that includes painting and letting it dry overnight. It took hardly any efforts or time but the final results were everything I had hoped for. After the huge success of this project, there is no going back for me. I have already started my second DIY project and I cannot wait to share it with you.

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