I'm always looking for extra storage. There aren't any linen closets or closed off laundry rooms in this house to hide things, so nice looking storage is key. With 6 drawers, I figured this piece would definitely serve that purpose.
The dresser was originally a dark walnut color and had round, loopy drawer pulls. I took out the pulls, lightly sanded it down, and then went straight to it with my can of spray paint. I originally wanted to paint it peacock blue. I saw this color over at Centsational Girl on a lovely bamboo chest and thought it added a touch of color in not too bright of a way. Alas, Home Depot in Newfoundland does not carry the ideal selection of spray paint and I was forced to opt for a slightly brighter, more blue alternative. However, I actually really like how the color turned out. It's a nice splash of color and I don't think it will be difficult to incorporate into the rest of the colors of the house.
Take a look at the after photos below. (Unfortunately I didn't take any before shots. I get too excited and completely forget to stop and take pictures!) Here it is without the new drawer pulls.
I currently am storing all my summer shoes and sandals in the drawers. Once summer comes, I think it'll be a great spot for my winter hats, mitts and scarves.
Total cost of this storage dresser, less than $15!! All it took was a little paint and some drawer pulls to give this piece and new look and personalize it to my tastes.
Keep your eyes open for furniture you wouldn't normally consider because you thought the paint color was wrong, or because you wanted shelves instead of drawers. Paint color can be easily fixed, and placing shelves where drawers used to be could be a weekend DIY project.
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