Old Dresser gets new look for Katie's baby girl to be!

My daughter Katie, who is expecting, needed a dresser for the baby girl she is expecting in 2 months.
Being short on funds, she couldn't just go out and buy a new one.  So I decided to paint up her old one from childhood.   The colors she has chosen are a pale green and lilac.  Pictured above are some of the drawers  before I started to paint.

And the old hardware too.  Since the cost of new would be expensive, I decided to paint these as well.  I would find two new pulls for the top drawer and hopefully not have to spend a lot of moola. This dresser has seen better days.  Katie had stickers all over it( from her stickers are cool stage) and even her name carved into one of the drawers.  I spent quite a bit of my time removing the stickers, sanding and then priming it.
I bought two quarts of inexpensive paint and ended up giving each drawer 3 coats. 

A pic of the top drawer with the new pulls.  They are white and purple polka dot. They were about $3 each and I found them at Hobby Lobby.
And the finished look.  I spray painted the pulls an antique white and added some protective gloss to help hold the paint. 

The top is wood finished and we decided to leave it that way.   All it needed was a really good cleaning and some more sticker removal. 

Another view.  Total cost, $14 for paint and $6 for pulls for a grand total of $20.  We also found a sleigh crib on Craig's List for only $50.  It is in great condition, made by Bassett and sells for $250.00 new. The crib is a pretty creamy white.  I will have to get a pic of it and post it when we have it all set up.
Now I am busy working on some things for her baby shower.  Have a great week everyone.

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  1. What an absolutely amazing transformation, Cindy! I think the color combination is adorable and the addition of the two new pulls is so cute. Your daughter will think fondly of you every time she sees and uses the chest of drawers, I'm sure.
    hugs, Sue

  2. Cindy! Hello friend! This makeover is totally FABULOUS and I'm sure your lovely daughter is SOOO excited! I think it's terrific that it originally belonged to your daughter too! My granddaughters nursery is in this same color palette and it's stunning! She is going to love it! :) Hugs! My son just had my grandson's pics taken professionally today...and they turned out so darn cute. I just saw them on FB. Take care and I'm SO excited for you, as this is your first grandchild! You're gonna love it! :) ~CC Catherine

  3. Cindy, that is just adorable! I love the colors and personality of the chest, and it was smart to leave the top stained. We did that on a couple of pieces, and the stain can really take the wear a lot easier than the paint. Wonderful makeover! Linda

  4. Cindy, that is very cute! That will be perfect for a baby girl.

  5. How sweet! It is such a charming piece of furniture. I can just picture it with all of the other furniture and the bedding. So cute. You are a great mom for helping her prepare and being so excited about her new baby!

  6. That is amazing and is the sweetest little dresser now!

  7. Great job! It looks very sweet!

    Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

  8. Cindy, those colours are just wonderful for your new little granddaughter. I love it!!!We have just found out we are going to be grandies again. That will be no 3. Mr L(to DNo1) is 17 mths Miss L(to DNo2) is 3 mths. Mr L will be 22 mths when his little brother or sister arrives. Exciting times!!

  9. What a great job you did! I think it looks great and will have much more meaning to her. How exciting a new baby!

  10. Cindy, the dresser came out beautifully...love the pale green/lilac combination.

  11. you did a great job on the dresser...I better your daughter loved it...

  12. That came out great! What an exciting time for you! So much fun preparing, enjoy!

  13. You did a wonderful job on the dresser. I love the soft colors you used. La

  14. Love the dresser...it turned out so pretty and perfect for a new baby girl. Love the colors you painted it.

  15. It turned out perfect Cindy...what sweet colors!

  16. Cindy that is so cute! Love the colors.

  17. It turned out so pretty. I love the colors. Perfect for her room.

  18. That is adorable! I love it!

  19. Cindy,
    This is such a sweet idea. How precious to have his mommy's childhood dresser.
    I love the finish and pulls.


  20. The chest of drawers is so cute, Cindy. And how exciting! You are going to be a grandma soon!...Christine

  21. Congratulations to Katie on the baby she's expecting, and to you too. This looks perfect for a baby girls room. You did a great job!

  22. Hi Cindy! Thanks for your visit to Ladybug Creek. I've been so busy with my husband's family reunion that I've neglected visiting my favorite blogs. You've been so busy, I see. Wow! That dresser turned out great. Can't wait to see the bed.
    Have a blessed week!
    Ladybug Creek

  23. Oh, Cindy! It looks so pretty! I love the colors...so soft and feminine! You did a fabulous job! I know your family must be so excited! I know we had a great time fixing up my little grandons's nursery and waiting for his arrival...such a sweetie! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  24. That's such a totally sweet dresser. What a great and talented Mom you are! Jane F.

  25. Hi Cindy,
    You and Katie did a fantastic job on the dresser! I love the colors you chose, and the polka dot knobs were the perfect addition. I'll bet you're getting excited now! When is her due date? Now about that scrumptous looking Italian cream cake in your last post. Any chance you can talk Chari into sharing that recipe with us? I'd love to make it during the holidays! Take care my friend and have fun planning the baby shower!

  26. Hi Cindy! That dresser is so charming, sweet and just ready to fill with precious things for a precious new baby. Great job!!

    Susan and Bentley

  27. What a nice dresser...and you've done a beautiful job with it...she will just love it for sure! Our baby is due this week...getting so excited! :D

  28. How cute it came out! I keep hearing about these cute knobs from HL. Guess I need to check them out. I'm sure your daughter is very happy with this gorgeous piece from mom!

  29. Oh Nana Cindy, your gonna have so much fun! What a wonderful transformation on the dresser, it will be treasured for sure. Our children's dressers are also being used in their homes in the grandkiddo's rooms. I can't wait to see the crib....it's gonna be great.

    Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day from the hot and sultry Ozark hills!

  30. What a sweet way to dress up this dresser!! Your grand daughter will just love it and think of all the room she has now for all those darling clothes you will want to buy for her!!

    Thank you for voting for my arbor for the DIY club Challenge!!! So excited to have been one of the 10 finalists!!

    bee blessed

  31. It turned out perfectly! I love it and she must just be thrilled to death. I've always loved those colors together and the pulls are darling.

  32. That is cute. And it has history to it also which makes it all the more special.

  33. So cute and a great transformation, love the soft colors!


  34. What a sweet dresser. The colors are so pretty together. I am inspired, paint and a little hard work can make such a difference.

  35. Oh my gosh Cindy! That turned out wonderful! I love the color combination too.

  36. Gorgeous, Cindy! I love the colors, the knobs ... what a treasure to have from one child to another ... just so sweet.

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  37. Cindy, that is absolutely adorable! Love the colors for her room, and they look so pretty on the dresser. Those polka dot pulls are perfect! laurie

  38. This is gorgeous, Cindy. If it were in a shop I can only imagine what it would sell for! Love the colors together and the knobs and pulls are precious!! Katie must be in love with it! You did a GREAT job!!


  39. Oh Cindy!

    You've done a wonderful job with the re-do...and how wonderful that the chest has memories attached to it too. It's so charming and I'm sure your little granddaughter is going to be as cute as her mommy.



  40. Hi sweet lady...

    Ohhh...I just love how your granddaughter's dresser turned out! And...of course I had to giggle a bit since I got an upclose and personal preview! Hehe! I think that Katie picked the prettiest colors for her nursery...I love lavender and the light green together...so feminine! Girlfriend, the dresser turned out fabulous! Ohhhh...I bet you're getting sooo excited about that little one's arrival! I can hardly wait! When is the baby shower?

    Well Darlin', I have been busy, busy! After my Sis left on Sunday, the kids came and they just left today. I have finally gotten my housework done so hopefully I'm ready to start working on a few blog posts! I was thinking again today...what a magnificent time we had! Sure wished that we lived closer...we could really have some fun, couldn't we? Hehe! Missing you, sweet friend!!!

    Love ya,

  41. Cindy, You have a darling piece of furniture!
    Soooooooo cute.

    These projects that I see just inspire me...especially the people behind the elbow grease of perfecting their projects.

    Wonderful to see,


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy