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Aqua and White French Dresser Makeover

It had been way too long since I painted a piece of furniture. Some people go jogging to clear their heads, others create art as their therapy, I paint dusty dressers bound for the trash heap. (Partly because I only run if something is chasing me and I can only draw stick people. So there’s that. Haha!)

This dusty dresser I found for $60 on Craigslist was begging for a fresh paint job for months since we picked it up for Olivia’s bedroom makeover.

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Isn’t it cuuuuute?! It had seen better days, but I just couldn’t get over those details and curves.

So I freshened it up for this month’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday. If you’re new to following our adventures around here, I join in with a group of thrifty bloggers once a month to share our latest flips. You can see their makeovers at the bottom of this post and our past makeovers here.

It looks fine in pictures, but it was pretty scuffed up and yellowed.

A French dresser gets a fresh, youthful white and aqua makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint Casement and Heirloom. #furnituremakeover #frenchdresser #kidsroom #kidsdecor #girlbedroom #furniture #fusionmineralpaint #furniturepaint

You can definitely tell in comparison to that one swipe of fresh white paint there.

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It needed just one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in Casement to brighten it up.

A French dresser gets a fresh, youthful white and aqua makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint Casement and Heirloom. #furnituremakeover #frenchdresser #kidsroom #kidsdecor #girlbedroom #furniture #fusionmineralpaint #furniturepaint

And on the carved details, I brushed on a little Fusion Mineral Paint Heirloom to tie in with the rest of Olivia’s room.

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I’d never paint it like this if it were anywhere else in the house, but to go with the rest of her bedroom, it’s fun to paint a piece that doesn’t take itself to seriously. 😉

A French dresser gets a fresh, youthful white and aqua makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint Casement and Heirloom. #furnituremakeover #frenchdresser #kidsroom #kidsdecor #girlbedroom #furniture #fusionmineralpaint #furniturepaint

And it ties in so perfectly with the nightstands and lamps I painted earlier…

A French dresser gets a fresh, youthful white and aqua makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint Casement and Heirloom. #furnituremakeover #frenchdresser #kidsroom #kidsdecor #girlbedroom #furniture #fusionmineralpaint #furniturepaint

A French dresser gets a fresh, youthful white and aqua makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint Casement and Heirloom. #furnituremakeover #frenchdresser #kidsroom #kidsdecor #girlbedroom #furniture #fusionmineralpaint #furniturepaint

I made that butterfly shadowbox a few days ago too, but I’ll share the tutorial on that soon. This whole space is pretty much finished!

A French dresser gets a fresh, youthful white and aqua makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint Casement and Heirloom. #furnituremakeover #frenchdresser #kidsroom #kidsdecor #girlbedroom #furniture #fusionmineralpaint #furniturepaint

And so far, Olivia has been glued to this ballet barre ever since we put it up last week.

A French dresser gets a fresh, youthful white and aqua makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint Casement and Heirloom. #furnituremakeover #frenchdresser #kidsroom #kidsdecor #girlbedroom #furniture #fusionmineralpaint #furniturepaint

If you want to know about any of the sources we’ve used in this space so far, you can find them here:

Now that this room is almost finished (just curtains left to put up), I’m thinking lots of snuggly mommy/daughter sleepovers will be happening in the near future. I’m soaking in every bit of time I can with my little girl until her only child-ness expires in October. Sooooo much bittersweetness!

You can check out the rest of this month’s Trash to Treasure makeovers here:

(Clockwise from top left)

Prodigal Pieces | Girl in the Garage | Artsy Chicks Rule | Confessions of a Serial DIYer 

 

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11 Comments

  1. sometimes wooden pieces are worth saving, but sometimes they’re not! The dresser really fits in with the room now and the room is lovely. 🙂

  2. It looks fabulous, Lauren. Then again, EVERY single thing you touch ALWAYS does. Seriously, love it. I know Olivia is loving it too. Outdid yourself again, girl. 🙂
    Deb 🙂

  3. You gave me such a good laugh when you said you only run when being chased and only being able to draw stick men. That is what I say about me. I missed the post on you being pregnant so congrats on that. The dresser suits Olivia’s gorgeous room perfectly. X

  4. Lauren, I love what you have done with this dresser for your little gal, Olivia! It’s so beautiful. You are such a talented lady! Bless you!

  5. Her room has turned out so beautiful!! I love how the butterfly shadow box turned out. What a cute idea!! The dresser looks like it’s part of a set to the nightstands! Such a neat antique feel with a modern look. Everything looks so fun. Congratulations on all the work you’ve done in such a short time.

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