Here's a nice 1980's dresser transformation for ya! Don't you just love the gold handles and the seashells. Apparently I did back in 1986 because this was apart of a set that my parents bought for my sister and me...I think it was from Sears. I remember thinking we were so lucky to have this dresser set!!
Well...this dresser was being used by my brother until a few months ago. I don't think it really looks like a bachelor so I gave him my old Ikea dresser and I took this one back. It was screaming for a makeover. It went from 1980's girly to 2013 Masculine/Rustic.
We (I mean my husband) pulled off the laminate top and replaced it with a pine so I could use a black stain on the top. He then cut 1/4" plywood to be used to cover the fronts of the drawers - hiding the shell design.
I taped off a small rectangle around the edge of the drawer fronts and painted it white and then stained with a black stain. Then we glued the fronts on and added upholstery tacks to the corners as an extra detail.
The handles are old leather belts that I picked up at a thrift store. I screwed them on with large silver screws.
The drawers are lined with pages from a dictionary.
I can't wait until my mom/dad and sister see this I'm pretty sure they wouldn't know it was the same dresser!