Guest Bedroom Dresser Makeover
I might sound like a broken record, but it has truly been a whirlwind this fall! My biggest house project that I’ve been working on is turning our guest bedroom/office turned into a cute, relaxing, and comfy place, while still being functional for all the stuff that we need to store in there. And I am so excited to FINALLY share it with all of you!
I decided to go with one of my favorite color schemes…Black and White. Original? No…but classic? Very! I found this old dresser while we were cleaning out our garage over the summer. Yes, that’s right, we inherited a ton of old furniture when we moved back to the farm, which is perfect for this mama who loves a good DIY project! While it wasn’t originally a “mid-century modern” dresser, with a good sanding, removing some of the “decorative” accents, and paint, it would do just the trick in our guest bedroom. I picked out basic flat black drawer pulls and painted the dresser frame black and drawers white.
I used Extreme Bonding primer from Sherwin-Williams to paint the dresser (first coat) and then a regular latex interior paint over that (2 coats). I have used chalk paint in the past, but this time I was having trouble finding chalk paint in pitch black. I really wanted to stick with a black/white color theme, and not dark charcoal/white. Before I painted, I filled in the existing holes from the previous hardware and any imperfections in the drawers with wood filler and sanded them down with a hand sander and some of it by hand using 150 grit sandpaper. Although it does take awhile from start to finish, I love seeing a piece of furniture (that was free!) and might have been tossed on a burn pile, turn into a very functional statement piece in a room.
For the other parts of this room, I am also painting the headboard black to match the dresser. The bedding will be getting a makeover in the [hopefully] near future as well. For this to serve it’s purpose as a guest bedroom, I want to keep the colors neutral and simple. For the walls, I have selected some achromatic, abstract artwork and I plan to hang some of the hubby’s (many) guitars on the walls. I like things that are dual purposed, so hanging up the guitars (especially the collectible ones) is a great way to decorate and display them without taking up valuable closet or floor space in our old farmhouse.
My plan for the dresser is to store the hub’s old gaming consoles and games in the drawers, along with a few dvd box sets and Wii accessories. We had a flat screen TV from our “den” at the old house and when we moved, we didn’t have designated space for it. My hope for our guest room is that it will be a relaxing place for our guests, but when we don’t have guests, it can be a fun gaming/movie room for our family to enjoy. Although my husband’s office desk shares the space with a bed, dresser and tv, we are lucky that it is a large enough space to not feel overly cramped. I hope you enjoy and that this gives you the confidence to transform that “worn-out” piece of furniture in a guest room or garage somewhere, into a beautifully loved piece. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!