DIY Dresser Update - Plain to Farmhouse Style

Finally getting around to tackling this plain dresser and giving it a fun farmhouse style update!

Here is a look at the before:

I had really wanted to replace this faux wood dresser with a side table,
but just haven't really been able to get out and find something.
So I chose to just see what I could do to change up this piece.  It is functional and nothing
really wrong with it except that I just didn't like the look of it in this room.
So I wanted to see if I could change that and get it to coordinate with the other furniture.

So I started with a piece of sandpaper.

I wanted to get the sheen off of the exterior so the paint would have something to adhere to.

When I was done sanding, I wiped it all down to try to remove as much dust as possible.
And next it was time for paint.

When I had the coverage that I wanted, which took about 3 coats of paint.  I moved on to painting the top.

I chose to simply paint the top black.
The other furniture in this room is made of real wood, so I used a dark stain with a little black on those and so to get this dresser to somewhat coordinate I just chose to go with black. 

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably saw a sneak peek of this project in my stories.
I was sharing some of the other fall decor pieces that I have picked up while I was waiting on 
the different coats of paint to dry.  

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The last step I did was use a piece of sandpaper to rough up the front of the dresser in various places and around the edges.   I wanted this piece to coordinate with the other furniture in this room, and also I knew if the paint ever does chip in any area it will simply look like it was apart of it and blend it since it will have a distressed rustic look anyway.

So I put the dresser back in place and cleaned up my mess and I consider this project a win.
I really like how this plain, inexpensive, faux wood dresser turned out!

What a difference a little work and paint can make.💙

 - Tina

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