Easy Dresser DIY

July 6, 2017

Hi guys! Coming at you with a quick and easy DIY today. My apartment is basically finished (minus a few things that I’m saving up $$ to buy!) and I have to say, one of my favorite parts about the decorating experience has been incorporating hand-me-down pieces with new pieces.

My aunt generously gave us quite a few things from her rental house that are mid-century inspired and definitely go with the aesthetic I was wanting with the apartment, but one thing I wasn’t completely in love with was this dresser. There was nothing wrong with it, but something about it felt off…it was just a little too plain.

I originally thought about painting it, but a) it’s freaking heavy and I didn’t want to have to move it again b) I don’t have anywhere to paint it at my apartment and c) it sounded like a pain in the butt. As I thought about what to do, it dawned on me that it didn’t have any hardware (and the drawers were actually kind of hard to open) so I thought, boom, I’ll just add some cute hardware!

I’m not going to claim this as my DIY because to be honest….Dave did the actual work. I’m not really the best with a drill (although I do need to learn, ha).

I did pick out the hardware– I went with these corner brackets and these drawer pulls. None of them were the right color, and I knew I wanted gold (of course). So, I went and bought the shiniest gold spray paint I could find! After a couple of coats, and a couple of days to dry, we were ready to put them on. Dave measured the drawers and marked where the screws would go to make sure the pulls would be centered. Then he just drilled them all in and voila! A basically brand new dresser.

I seriously couldn’t be happier with the result–it completely breathed new life into this 20 year old dresser!

Step by Step:

1. Purchase hardware

2. Spray paint hardware (make sure to paint screws as well!)

3. Measure drawers to make sure pulls are centered

4. Drill in screws

5. Enjoy your new dresser!



Drawer Pulls // Corner Brackets



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