My First Big DIY Project

Fall 2017 I decided to take on my largest DIY project to date: refurbishing heavy old wood bedroom dressers. This project was so fun and easy! I wanted a new bedroom set and didn’t want to spend over $1,000 for a new look. So I tested out a few things.

Go ahead, take a look at these beautiesšŸ˜

Before any work was done.
During the sanding process.

Okay so maybe they don’t look THAT glamorous initally but when I first laid eyes on them I knew this was a perfect opportunity to CREATE! I went to my nearest hardware store and purchased my supplies:

  • Electric Sander (paid like $12 for mine)
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Paint brushes
  • Masking Tape
  • Indoor Paint, satin finish
  • Metallic spray paint for my handles
  • Liners for the inside and tops of my drawers

My first step was to clean the old wood as much as I could. I also removed all the handles. I let the dressers dry then I went to work with the sander. Sanding was honestly the most fun part.(I felt like a real professional LOL). After I sanded each dresser I cleaned it a second time to rid the dust and additional dirt.

Snapchat Fun while Painting.

With assistance of course I moved my furniture to an empty, DIY-prepared room to get started with painting. I used one coat and the following day did another. I was extremely impressed by the satin finish of this paint.

I used a safe indoor paint so there wasn’t a strong odor, but I still kept the windows open.
How can you NOT love glittery spray paint?!

On the last day I spray painted the handles, inserted lining for my dresser drawers, and for the top platform I added my own lining to protect the paint from scratching. Annnddddd viola!

It gives off a hint of lavender color. So cute!
Excellent Finish
Looks Brand New!

Again, the finish on this project was absolutely amazing! I have received many inquiries in regards to the color I used. Unfortunately I don’t recall nor have any of the paint left (the remaining was used for a separate project).

I finally added the mirror to the dresser now the room looks like ROYALTY. Super classy on a budget.


What are some furniture DIY projects you’d like to try?

Live Creatively,

Srebrenica Lejla

Published by Srebrenica Lejla

Srebrenica Lejla is a Consulting Copywriter. A Cleveland, Ohio Native, Srebrenica Lejla helps business owners achieve authentic power in their messaging and attract an engaged paying audience. As a MBA candidate, Srebrenica Lejla also enjoys crafty DIY projects, baking goodies and exploring around the world.

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