Once I stabilized the legs so that it didn't wobble, I realized that this thing is built really well! Solid, and the drawers have dovetail construction...which of course we all know from watching Antiques Roadshow, is a good thing. ;)
I didn't take step-by-step pics, because as another blogger recently put it, "the world doesn't need another tutorial on how to paint something white." Amen, sister. I did refer to this tutorial by Centsational Girl, the veritable queen of furniture makeovers. I was pretty sure I knew what I was doing, but I really wanted to do it "right."
I'm so unbelievably proud. Here it is!
|I love the hardware I found. This is from Lowe's.|
|Look how smooth! Thanks to a product called Floetrol.|
It's ironic. I spent $5 for the dresser. Then I spent $30 for the hardware (a splurge for me, but not NEARLY what it could have been). Paint & polyurethane...about $20. I only bought a quart of paint, which was more than enough for two coats. So all in all, this cost a little more. But to me, it's my $5 dresser. :)