Dresser Turned Buffet; Furniture Revamp!

Dresser Turned Buffet; Furniture Revamp!
This is my $10 dresser from Goodwill. I found it months ago and have been working on it my spare time.
I wanted something tall, a bit narrow and with drawers to use in my dining room. I was looking for a buffet, but this fit the bill perfectly.
It had great lines and those nice dovetail joints, and the drawers were fabulous.The paint was hard to get off, so I stripped it, and sanded, and stripped it and sanded……..
It will eventually go into Olivia’s room when we move around the upstairs, and I wanted it to be a nice, fresh, neutral color, so I painted it “Camembert” – the same color as the bottom of the dining room walls and trim. Her room will be in chocolate brown and pale green, but since the dresser is going to be in the dining room for a while I wanted something to snazz it up a bit.
The “H” is chocolate brown and the embellishment is a pretty pale green.
I added green glass knobs…..
And finally put it in the dining room this weekend. It holds my formal silverware, all my table cloths and other table linens (arranged by season of course – yes I’m that dorky) and still has plenty of room to spare…..
I painted it inside and out (I wanted the drawers to be nice and fresh) and coated all the runners of the wooden drawers with candle wax so they’d slide easier. There’s no metal hardware at all in the drawers – it’s wood on wood.
It’s the perfect size for the dining room and looks pretty when you come through the front door.
Hopefully, the “H” makes it seem NOT so much like a bedroom dresser…..


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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. Hi Cassity, I’m so happy to have found your blog tonight. Love the dresser revamp! How did you do the H and the embellishment? I’m a wanna-be revamp-er/diy-er, etc… I have lots of ideas but haven’t really started anything yet. Love you blog! Thanks so much, :Janet

    1. Hey Janet-

      I love this dresser too, and it was submitted by one of my readers so I don’t have the details of exactly how it was done. But there is a link at the top of the post to the author’s blog and I am sure they would love to help you out!

      Good Luck!