Four Tips to Refurbish a Plain Wooden Dresser

If you’re decorating your home and you’re on a tight budget, it’s important to get creative. In fact, when a person has limited resources, this stretches them to become more creative with what they do. If you need to furnish your home yet still create beauty, there are tons of ways to make things come together. Think about the standard dresser. It can serve as a TV stand in the living room. It can also be a dresser and changing table in the nursery. It’s all about how you decorate it. Plus, you can find an inexpensive wooden dresser at a local thrift store or at a popular discount furniture chain. Consider these tips as you get started.

  1. Inspect and clean it.If you’re purchasing the dresser from a second-hand store, inspect it. Know how to keep an eye out for signs of termites, bed bugs or any other destructive critter. You don’t want to bring that those issues into your home or you’ll have an even larger problem.
  2. Sand it down.Make sure that you’re thorough with this part of the job. Use goggles and a face mask for this process because you don’t want to inhale the sawdust. As annoying as this part might be, it’ll help you create a solid foundation for painting.
  3. Choose an awesome paint color. Think of the colors in the room. If you want it to be the statement piece in the room, it’s a great idea to consider a pop of color. If it’s going into the nursery and you have a cloud theme, paint the dresser in a sky blue color. If you want a muted tone with depth, consider purchasing chalkboard paint. There are so many effects you can create with the perfect paint choice.
  4. Include beautiful details.The details of the dresser will make it pop. If you are into lots of glitter and glamour, consider finding drawer pulls that are clear and acrylic. If you love the rustic, farmhouse look, consider antler drawer pulls. If you’d like to use a smaller paintbrush to apply a stunning stenciled pattern, this can make an inexpensive dresser look extremely luxurious. Once you pay attention to the details, you’ll be able to complete a stunning look.

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Matthew Okafor