Old is new again…

When I was pregnant with my son, we purchased all new nursery furniture.

When I was pregnant with my daughter, we were moving while in the midst of a heat wave.

We had no time or energy to purchase additional furniture.

Since our kids share a room, we just used the furniture we had.

Worked well initially.

Now there are lots of clothes, sweatshirts, socks and pajamas.

Time for a second dresser.

We have been using my husband’s childhood dresser for storage.

In our basement for our entire marriage, it has held roasting pans, serving platters, party supplies, etc.

Before heading out to purchase a new dresser, I decided to try to paint the old dresser.

Nothing to lose!



To make it nice and easy, I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X, paint and primer in one.

For the dresser, I used Heirloom White and the drawers Magenta.

I was unable to find any hardware I liked, so I painted the original hardware in Heirloom White also.

I placed clear silicone buffers on the drawers so the color won’t transfer.

I also purchased the kid’s initials at A.C. Moore.


I also painted these Heirloom White.

Made out of cardboard, they are very light and were easily hung with Command Strips.

Once it was dry, I showed it to Miss M.E.


I think she likes it!

My friend Joanne gives the most beautiful wrapped gifts.

Turns out, she uses wrapping paper from IKEA.

Luckily, I remembered this when I went a few days ago.

It is nice and thick and makes great drawer liners.


The dresser is the PERFECT size for the room!


I made a mandala for the top (I plan on making a runner to replace it) and the lamp is my childhood lamp (my mom had it rewired for me-thanks mom!).




I am quite pleased with how it turned out!

Next up, an IKEA hack mud room makeover!

Linked to: Moogly, Creative Jewish Mom, Sew Can Do (see Link Parties page for hyperlinks)

6 thoughts on “Old is new again…

  1. Becki says:

    Everything about this is wonderful. I love the colors and the mandala you made for the top. And that little lamp. It’s so perfect. No wonder little Miss M.E. likes it! Is she kissing it? Too cute!


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