1. Your dresser is fabulous!!!!! I can see why your daughter is bummed, not sure I could part with it either. (Ps. I’m a relatively new follower via Sarah M Dorsey Designs – your blog is one of my new favorite stops each day!) Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  2. WOW! I LOVE how you transformed this dresser, it’s gorgeous. I love the different pinks & orange, it’s beautiful how well you made them blend together Julia! & the gold around the hardware it’s a great touch too! hey, I would love to keep it for me too! 🙂 & now I want one of those sprayers (maybe a Christmas gift for myself) 🙂

  3. Super cute, I am a big fan of spray paint but always feel limited my the colors available, this looks like it might be a good alternative. How difficult is the clean up?

    1. Clean up wasn’t bad, especially since I didn’t use oil based paint and was able to clean up with water.

  4. Love the transformation! I speak from experience on that spray gun…oil based is a royal pain…I would never do that again! Also, the pic with the brush (I’m totally getting that brush!) you have the gold inside piece on. Mine comes off to wash, does yours? Anyways, love the dresser and the knobs.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love it! And everything else you do 🙂
    ~Betsy P.

  6. So awesome Julia! I loooove the transformation. The pink and orange is sooo right up your alley. I’ve been wanting to try the sprayer for months now. I’m curious as to how it’ll work with oil based paint.

  7. Wow this looks stunning you did such a wonderful job. The colours are soft while having a big impact! We are doing our kitchen cabinets soon and I’ve been looking at different spray guns.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Thanks Dee!
      There are a lot of spray guns out there. I have nothing to compare this one too besides my heavy duty and scary air compressor gun. They both work great but this one is less scary!

  8. Holy smokes, Julia! This is gorgeous!!! I was a little worried when I saw the before pics of all the scratches and knicks!?! I need a paint sprayer…like now. Amazing!!!

  9. Oh, those sherbet colors are SO pretty and crazy creative, again!! I think I’m convinced I need a sprayer, such a great finish!

  10. WHOA!!! That is soooo beautiful!!!!! Seriously, I am stunned. When I saw what that dresser looked like in it’s original state, I thought “no way”. Girl, WAY. You knocked it out of the park!

  11. This is one of my absolute favorite makeovers you’ve done! The pinks are amazing, and I am BLOWN AWAY by your idea to use the gold washers behind the knobs – so gorgeous! I’m gonna share this all over the internet like nobody’s business 😉

  12. Ahhhhh, this dresser is so stinkin’ cute! I love the colors you chose and you would never know about it’s “before” condition…great job, Julia!! 🙂

  13. You totally brought the sad little dresser back to life! Love the juicy colors you chose–just perfect, Julia!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Yowza! What a transformation!! Love the colors you mixed up. It really is divine. So if your daughter can’t keep it, what will you do with it?

    1. Thanks, and as most of the furniture makeovers on my blog, I will sell it on craigslist or in my Etsy shop 😉

    2. Anonymous says:

      Oh jeez, I’m new here and didn’t realize…. Thanks for the reply. Whoever gets that dresser is very lucky.

    3. That’s alright! Love new readers!
      🙂 I hope someone wants it 😉 I put a lot of work into it!

  15. Air compressors scare me, too. I can’t stand all the noise. This is beautiful, and the sprayer looks so easy to use. Crossing fingers you might have a giveaway soon!!!

  16. I love all the colors! I’ve been wanting to try a paint sprayer for a while now. It seems like it would definitely make things a lot easier!

  17. I love it!! And I love the washer idea. So so good.

  18. What a happy makeover! The piece was so sad and beat up before and looks absolutely cheerful now. And I think you know how much I love my paint sprayer 🙂

  19. love love this transformation! i can’t tell if it was the same dresser! no kidding julia! i just love love the different colored drawers♥

  20. I love the shape of the dresser to begin with, but those colors on it are spectacular! They are perfect with those knobs too! What a wonderful transformation! Makes me want to paint some furniture!!

  21. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile says:

    So beautiful! I love the mix of coral and pink drawers. The rub and buffed washer behind the hardware is genius too 🙂

  22. this dresser looks amazing! I don’t know how I missed this post. It turned out so good! I SERIOUSLY need a paint sprayer.

  23. Kenz @ Interiors by Kenz says:

    Julia this dresser is darling!!! I love it! The washers behind the knobs are genius. What a cute look. Seriously, I am DYING to get my hands on a paint sprayer. I’m glad you showed the cleaning process. That is one of the things that has kind of scared me about getting one. I’m happy that it wasn’t so bad. “Dear Santa… I NEED A PAINT SPRAYER!”

  24. I LOVE that dresser! So pretty and a great way to use up leftover paints! I am definitely looking into the sprayer but here in Toronto, it will be a few months until I can use it. Maybe Santa will bring me one! 😉

  25. I’m always a bit afraid to paint wood MCM furniture, but this looks amazing! Great color choices too! Hugs, Amy

  26. this looks so great! I love the colors scheme and the hardware is to die for! Great idea!!

  27. this looks so great! I love the colors scheme and the hardware is to die for! Great idea!!

  28. Oh my that is so pretty Julia! I have one of those sprayers I LOVE it! Although, I get way more paint on my nozzle than you do lol Such a great idea to use the washers with rub n buff. Smart cookie you are!

  29. Oh it is so gorgeous! But then everything you paint, you do a fabulous finish. The colors are wonderful And for the very first time, you used something (the washers behind the knobs) that I have done also….. finally I had a good idea …… grinning. And I am with you, what in the world did someone do to this furniture is … well, it makes me think they are raising uncontrolled, unruly children that will grow up and be let loose in our world. lol.

  30. Love the mix of colors used! Can you share what the names of the paint are? Sorry if you already shared and I missed it somewhere! Thanks!

    1. Hi Jessica, I’m so sorry that I don’t have the exact names. It was leftover spray paint that I had left in the garage and I threw the cans out. So sorry

  31. So awesome Julia! I loooove the transformation. The pink and orange is sooo right up your alley. I’ve been wanting to try the sprayer for months now. I’m curious as to how it’ll work with oil based paint.

    1. Thanks! I’m sure it would work fine but the clean-up would be more difficult but doable.

  32. Your home is great. I like the colors you used.The combination is excellent, only light colors.I want to try to change my living room with light colors.

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