DIY Retro/Modern Dresser

It occurred to me recently, that I never did a more detailed post about the dresser we redid for Dillan's bedroom.  So...if you're interested in the specifics of this retro/modern look, here it is!

Somehow I managed to delete the before picture I took of the dresser. 
But here's a look at it online from the site I found it. 

The wood drawer fronts were in pretty good shape.

Here's what the dresser looked like after cleaning it up a little.  Of course, the sanding came next.

The top of the dresser was in the worst shape.  There was some water damage around the edges.

Scott sanded and sanded to get it smooth.

We washed and polished the existing knobs to get them ready for paint.

Here's a look at the drawers before we painted them.

Scott sprayed the dresser first with black gloss spray paint.

We decided on metallic silver for the drawer fronts to give it a retro look.

Here's the master sprayer!  He does such a good job of getting an even coat on there!

Because we went with a metallic paint, it's easy to see the dings and dents in the wood.
I love that it gives it the look of old metal!

And here's the finished product!  Doesn't it look cool?  It's a one-of-a-kind piece for my one-of-a-kind boy!  It's nice having his room completed.  You can see the whole room project right here. 

I'm linking up with One Project Closer's Annual Before & After DIY Contest.


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

What a fun way to add some sparkle with that metallic spray paint! thank you so much for linking up to the before and after party!

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

Really great way to make an old dresser look new. I like the dings too. It shows character!