It has been forever since I have done a big revamp.
It felt good!  I love seeing shanty turn chic :-)!!
I recently received this beautiful dresser from my in-laws.  I loved everything about it!  It has beautiful lines, WORKING drawers and perfect old hardware.  She just needed a little revamp.
I did sand the top a bit just to smooth it out a bit.  I didn’t prime it first but I did use Valspar’s new paint that is mixed with primer.  I notice a huge difference in this paint and the original Valspar.  It goes on so much thicker and seems very durable.
I removed all the drawers and removed the hardware.  I then painted everything with 2 coats of my perfect off-white.  It is a Valspar color called Ivory Lace.  It matches my trim, and I LOVE it!
Finally, I sanded my edges up a bit and topped everything with 2 thin coats of Polycrylic.  I prefer Polycrylic to Polyurethane because it doesn’t yellow over time and it’s not near as strong in smell so I don’t feel bad doing it inside!
Here are the results…
What do you think??  I thought the hardware was perfect so I didn’t change a thing there! Doesn’t a good revamp feel so good???
This dresser is going in my girls’ room.  I have one bed totally finished, painted and put together.  I bought all my wood for bed number 2 today and should have it finished in a day or so!! Whoooop!
Can’t wait to show you guys!!
Make sure to check out Silhouette’s great SHANTY sale they have going on through the 22nd by clicking HERE!
Happy Thursday :-)!!

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  1. Oh how I wish I had the patience. My husband did one dressor and two nightstands with spray paint and I love them, except we got to lazy to coat it so it shantys itself nicely. One day I'll do it again.

  2. I want in-laws like that! I am on the hunt for a new old dresser for my daughters room…love how yours turned out!

  3. I am prepping myself to being painting my bedroom furniture. This totally is getting me motivated. I'd love to know the paint code. The primer in one sounds enticing because I am an impatient gal. Did you notice a longer dry time?

  4. Whitney this dresser is beautiful and the light color really makes the curves on the drawer sections pop and of course the distressing is perfect. Job well done.

  5. Oh my gosh! Sooooooo beautiful! You did an amazing job… I would love a dresser like that. And what fabulous inlaws you have!

  6. It's GORGEOUS!!! I would love the paint code. Also how did you paint? Sprayer, brush, roller, etc.? Thanks!