New Navy Dresser

30 Jul

Dresser, after

We added this lovely (large, spacious, luxurious) navy dresser to our bedroom this week! I was initially unsure about it, as I don’t like superfluous furniture pieces, especially big ones. Turns out, I love it. The dark paint slimmed it down and I’m (obviously) thrilled about all the storage. I can’t be certain, but my excitement might be influenced by the nine years my clothes have spent living solely on shelves and in cubes!

Dresser surface

The dresser was a knotty, pine hand-me-down from Greg’s parents, who purchased it secondhand for their mountaintop cabin. Greg sanded, painted and polyurethaned it; I just added flowery knobs and decorated the top. It’s amazing the difference that a fresh coat of paint and some artfully arranged objects can make!

Dresser, before


Painted drawers

Check back for more furniture makeovers — we have three additional painting projects in the works!


6 Responses to “New Navy Dresser”

  1. Martha Olsen 21. May, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    What is the paint brand & color & sheen of the navy paint
    used on the dresser?

  2. Juli 07. Jan, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I second that question. I love what you did and have a similar dresser that I would like to paint a similar color.

  3. Jennifer 25. Feb, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Sorry for the delay, y’all! I finally found the paint can! It’s a Glidden paint that we had custom mixed at Home Depot, but hopefully the photo gives you all the details you need to do likewise.

  4. Allyson 10. Aug, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    I love this navy color! Your dresser turned out phenomenal!

  5. Courtney 05. Sep, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Love a good transformation! Where is the LA artwork from or is it DIY?


  6. Jennifer 05. Sep, 2013 at 11:04 am #


    The print is designed and sold by Ork Posters. I love it!

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