Girl’s Bedroom Dresser Before and After

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When we began working on the Beach House project last Spring, it pretty much shoved everything else aside in our own home. One of the projects that got put on the back burner was a new dresser for my girls. They share a room together and had been sharing two of these dressers side by side.


They are super cute! We bought them from someone off of Craigslist last year after the french dresser we got for them (um…the year before that) derailed and turned into a major headache. Well what do you know – it happened again.

Ok, ok…they ARE a cheaper ikea dressers, so I couldn’t act totally shocked. This isn’t tongue and groove solid wood or anything. Anyway, they had been moved across the carpet by the kiddos (I mean, they dropped something between the crack of the two and HAD to get it asap!), which pulled the side trim from the wood dowel, which THEN resulted in a drawer that would not stay on a rail. In all reality I could fix it, but I decided just to pass them along and find something that would work better for the girls’ room.


We decided on this piece from someone on Craigslist. A white Ashley furniture 6 drawer dresser, with a mirror even!





With a little paint and some new knobs we turned it into this.



 I love it, the girls love it, and the world is going around! :-)

After working on so many pieces of furniture for the Beach House,

including 3 dressers, it was driving me nuts that my girls did not

have a functioning dresser ~ so we are doing a happy dance around here!

This was a pretty simple makeover too.

I painted the entire piece with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray,

sealed it with Annie Sloan Clear Wax, and changed out the knobs.




I do have them listed in my amazon store here in the tools and hardware category, but I think there are a few places to buy them. I really only put things on my Amazon store that I would design and decorate with or that I have ACTUALLY bought and used. As for these knobs, I think they’re pretty affordable for the impact they make.




 I’m pretty much in a mad dash to decorate and organize before school starts next Wed.

Coming up in the next month I’ll be sharing our office makeover,

laundry room turned mudroom makeover, and the girl’s bedroom.

Here’s the progress of their room. Let’s just say, they’re in love so far!

On another note, I’m putting together some posts talking about the Beach House project and everything that went into that. The projects, how-to’s, and I know everyone’s dying to know exactly how much it cost, right?

If you have some specific questions on ANY part of that project, please e.mail me at thisthatandlife (at) gmail (dot) com and I will do my best to answer everyone’s questions. Anything from products used, where we found things, what we did ourselves and what we hired, did we get any sleep (um, no) ;-) ~ I’m up for answering whatever, so don’t be shy!

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  1. Oh yeah!
    Love how that came out and those knobs are wicked pretty!
    Thanks for sharing this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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