Yellow Dresser Makeover

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Yellow Dresser Makeover

We have a bright and happy yellow dresser makeover to share with you.  It was one of the first pieces of furniture we purchased after totaling our RV and moving into a house rather suddenly.  It was tucked away in a booth at an indoor flea market.  Initially, we asked the seller about a counter height table in the same booth.  He named a price of $10.00 for the table, and our eyes lit up.  The seller was in a hurry to clear out the space, and we were happy to help him with that.  We took as much as we could fit in our minivan – the table with two stools, this dresser, and an additional armchair – all for a grand total of $25.00!

Dresser Makeover Mustard Yellow

Yellow Dresser Makeover

The dresser became a TV stand in the living room where it stood untouched for several months.  The finish was in good condition and pretty if you like a traditional style.  If you know us, you know that we are anything but traditional though.Dresser Makeover Mustard Yellow

When the weather turned cold, Dave began looking for projects to complete indoors.  The yellow dresser makeover was an obvious project to start with since it is the center of the living area.  He asked me what color to paint it while I was working on a quilt.  I cut a swatch of the mustard yellow fabric with white polka dots from the quilt and asked him to match it.

Dresser Makeover Mustard Yellow

It was a bold choice that turned out awesome.  The unique hardware got a fresh coat of oil rubbed bronze spray paint to brighten them up.  They really pop against the mustard yellow background.

Dresser Makeover Mustard Yellow

The yellow dresser makeover is the first thing you see when walking in the front door offering a cheerful welcome.  The color is vibrant and fun without being too crazy, and we are very pleased with how it turned it out.

Dresser Makeover Mustard Yellow

Now Dave is on a mission to paint all the furniture in the house.  Bring on the color!

Dresser Makeover Mustard Yellow

 

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12 thoughts on “Yellow Dresser Makeover”

    • Thank you so much, Kippi! The dresser continues to make me happy every day. Happy Summer to you too, and thanks for stopping by!

  • I’ve just discovered your blog and I can’t look away, lol! I’ve gone from one thing to another to another, loving so many of your projects! I especially love the way you are painting your furniture. I LOVE the pretty, polished look, instead of distressing. You may have covered this in a post I haven’t found yet, but I’d love to know your process for this. Steps you take, type of paint, how you apply the paint….the more info the better. Thanks so much, hope you have a chance to answer!

    • Oh my goodness, you’re so sweet! My husband, Dave, is actually the painting expert around here. I don’t have the patience for it, so I always leave drips. He did the yellow dresser makeover before we discovered Dixie Belle paint. That’s all he will use now, so the process has changed. Dixie Belle sells a cleaning agent that you mix with water and put on the furniture as is – NO SANDING! Then you apply one coat of paint. Really, just one! We bought their paint brushes since we love all the other products. Then you can apply one of their glazes to make it shine and follow up with Gator Hide. That’s the secret really. Gator Hide protects from chips and nicks, etc. Our toddler uses furniture as race tracks, and the pieces with Gator Hide have held up really well. Highly recommend!

    • This dresser was done in regular latex paint. It was done before we discovered chalk paint though. If I had to do it again, I would opt for Dixie Belle paint.

  • That dresser is GORGEOUS! Yellow is one of my favorite colors . I must give this a shot. I painted a dresser before but, it was silver grey and gold. I must say it came out very beautiful. I’m about to purchase an old dresser from a friend and I just bought this area rug. Painting the dresser yellow will bring out the yellow in the rug. Thank you so much for the idea. I hope you don’t mind me using your color. LOVE IT! ♥️

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