This vintage dresser transformation has to be the biggest transformation yet. A while back my mom and I went to a garage sale and I saw a beautiful old dresser amongst all the stuff. It needed a ton of work but oh the wood on this piece was just too pretty to walk away from. The one drawer that was in it didn’t have a back and the two other drawers were missing and it was SO wobbly. I ended up getting the dresser for $5! Yep, that is definitely the best price I have ever paid for a dresser, but there was a reason it was only $5 lol here’s the only before picture I took and it may not look terrible but trust me when I say it was in such sad shape.
I stored this dresser in my parents shop knowing that I would need my dads help to repair this beauty. Fast forward a few months later and my dad started working on it for me (he’s the best). He worked so hard on this. He had to fix the wobblyness with so many supports, built two cabinet doors from scratch to replace the bottom two drawers and fixed the top drawer. My mom cleaned up the wood as it had tons of dirt and dust from being in a barn for who knows how long. Honestly the only thing I did on this dresser was tell my dad my vision for the cabinet doors and then I picked out the hardware and painted it. This project was really all my dad. My mom and I joke that I’m getting him into this whole refurbishing thing and I think it’s working! Here’s a pic of my dad and hubs working on it.
The wood on this piece was so pretty I didn’t want to cover it up with paint. However, the cabinet doors were made with brand new wood so I had to paint them, so I decided to paint the drawer as well to make it look unified. I have all the heart eyes for the sides of this dresser, so pretty!
This dresser was so hard to part with but I have no space for it, so in my booth it went. My dad did such an awesome job fixing up this dresser and I’m so thankful that he helped me with this one! Let me know what you think of this vintage dresser transformation.