Woman Finds $5 Garage Sale Dresser And Gives It A Stunning 1960s Makeover

Your bedroom is the place where you rest. It is that one room in the house where you have your own privacy.

This is the place where you are allowed to do whatever you want and store everything you need. However, to make your bedroom an ideal place of the house, you need to make sure that you have everything that is important to you. For this purpose, you need good amount of storage in your house. When it comes to adding more storage space to your room, there is nothing better than having a dresser.

If you want modern bedroom dressers and chests in your bedroom then you don’t have to worry about spending tons of money on it. You can turn your old dresser into a brand new one. Now this might be confusing for you. You are probably wondering how you can turn your old dresser into a new one. Well, the answer is simple. In order to turn your old contemporary bedroom dressers into a new one, you will need to give it a makeover. Yes, you can easily turn your old bedroom dresser into a new modern bedroom dresser.

There are a lot of people who are still afraid of getting themselves into a DIY project. Despite being a popular trend, DIY projects are still intimidating to a lot of people. Most of the time people are afraid that they won’t have enough material with them to start any project. However, little do they know that the beauty of a DIY project is that one can do it while using things that are already in their house or are easily available. Changing your old dressers bedroom furniture into a new modern wood dresser will allow you to have something little bit extra in your bedroom. Furthermore, it will also bring extra storage space to your bedroom.

There isn’t a huge list of things that you will need to give your old dresser a makeover. You can easily get yourself a modern wood dresser by using handful of things which are as follow:

  1. Your old dresser
  2. Wet towel
  3. Sanding paper
  4. Primer
  5. Cardboard
  6. Pencil
  7. Bucket of your favorite color of paint
  8. Drawer knobs
  9. And little bit of time

The things mentioned above clearly show how easy it is to find things that can change an old piece of furniture into something brand new.

Clean the dust of your solid wood dresser:

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If you have a solid wood dresser and it has been sitting in your store for a long time, then the first thing to begin with is to clean your dresser.

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Place wet towel on your antique wood dresser:

Place wet towel on your antique wood dresser:
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An old or antique wood dresser is likely to have a lot of veneer which needs to be taken care off. To solve this issue, the best option to go with is using a wet towel. Yes, a wet towel works like a charm when it comes to removing the veneer with caution. Take a wet towel and place it on the veneer for entire night. Doing this, you will be able to peel off the veneer very easily and in no time.

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Your real wood dresser needs sanding:

Your real wood dresser needs sanding:
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An old real wood dresser is likely to have a lot of rough and weird edges. For this purpose, you will need to sand it. Once you are done with sanding your dresser, it is good to go to the next step of this DIY project.

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Remove the decorative material from your solid wood dresser:

Remove the decorative material from your solid wood dresser:

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Most of the dressers have carved frame or decorative on them. Since you are trying to change the entire appearance of your old dresser which is why it is wise to take off that decorative stripped that has carving on it. You can remove it, keep it in some place safe and use it in some other project.

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Using primer is the key to painting a dresser white:

Using primer is the key to painting a dresser white:

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When it comes to painting any antique wood dresser, priming it first is the key to it. Once you prime your dresser, you will have a blank slate to go with.

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Make stencil for your bedroom dresser décor:

Make stencil for your bedroom dresser décor:

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The best thing about this project is that you can turn your old dresser into whatever you want and in this case it was a VW bus. To give your bedroom dresser décor in the best possible way, take a cardboard and using a pencil draw the design you want on your dresser.

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Trace the design on your bedroom dresser furniture:

Trace the design on your bedroom dresser furniture:

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You can cut the cardboard and make a stencil out of it. Once you have made your stencil out of cardboard, now use this stencil to draw the design on your dresser.

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How to paint a wood dresser:

How to paint a wood dresser:

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If you are wondering how to paint a wood dresser then the answer is simple. Choose whatever color you like and simply paint your dresser with it.

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Buy VW decal for your modern bedroom dresser:

Buy VW decal for your modern bedroom dresser:

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Since it is going to be a VW bus, for this purpose you will need the VW decal for your modern bedroom dresser. It isn’t hard to find the VW metal these days; you can easily buy one from the ebay or amazon.

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And it’s done!

And it’s done!

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Once you have installed your VW decal, you have your brand new and completely modern bedroom dresser ready and standing in its full glory. You can clean it with a dry towel to make sure there is no dust. After wiping dust off it all you need to do now is take it to your bedroom and find the right place for it.

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