So I have been very fortunate not to have to buy any furniture for our new nursery (besides the crib).  I have been transforming funiture we have around the house to match the nursery decor!
This is a dresser my husband had in his office (which is now the nursery).  We’ve had it for about 8 years…how it has managed to keep off of my ‘transform and make better list’ I haven’t a clue but her time has come!
This hardware was a booger to remove but I succeeded!!!
If you have hardware attached this way, use plyers and a flat head screwdriver to pry the pieces out of the wood.
Yes, I am painting red over carpet….27 weeks pregnant and a heat index of 111 can do crazy things! Not a drop thank goodness:) I used a semi-gloss latex paint by Behr. I just had the paint guy a Home Depot match it to the red in the bedding. It was a perfect match!
I used my 3M sanding block to scuff up every edge and then followed up with Minwax Dark Mahogany stain to add to the aged look!
Now for my favorite part…the hardware!
I found these super cute large glass knobs at Hobby Lobby.  Unfortunately I needed 5 and at $7.50 each I had to wait until they were on sale.  But I did get them 1/2 off after waiting patiently:)
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  1. Very cute! I'm redoing and old desk for my boys' room. I'm going to get that wax for the aged look. Great tips, as always! thanx 🙂

  2. ashley, beautiful and much better.

    i'm not pregnant. i still paint on a drop cloth over carpet or anything i please….coz i can. 😛

  3. Hi, I can't remember how I stumbled on your blog, but that dresser is the cutest! I have a question though, when you do the dark stain, do you just rub it on over the paint and then wipe it off? I haven't re-purposed anything yet, but I've got something in mind!!

  4. I am lovin' the red on this chest of drawers!! It looks great and how nice to have a 'freebie" from another room to re-use.
    🙂 Sue

  5. LOVE this dresser! I have a few questions- what color red did you use? Do you have to prime before you paint? i have a few pieces to paint before our baby #4 comes along (I'm 31 weeks-so I better get moving!) God bless you- i absolutely love your blog, so inspiring! 🙂

  6. Hi! I am in the process of doing the exact same thing to a chest of drawers and armoire our for baby's nursery. I am almost 30 weeks with our third child, and I am also doing this project inside!! Yours turned out amazing!!

  7. WOW!! The dresser looks great. I really like the glass knobs, they really pop against the red.

  8. I love the new dresser!!! I had a VERY similar dresser and painted it in black (yawm, I know, but I love it….). Anyhoo, how did you go from the two-hole required pull to a one hole pull? Did you use a filler? I'd love to switch out my hardware, but the two hole thing is really holding me up!!!

  9. Beautiful! I love the RED! I did the same thing when I was expecting my last child. There's sometihng about the nesting stage!
    Congratulations to you!