DIY: A Dresser for Brooklyn

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I can't believe it's coming up on a year since we moved into our new house.  While the house we bought was relatively new, it needed new paint, new carpet, new tile, refinishing of the floors and a lot of cleaning. Some of it we tackled ourselves and some we left to the experts but at the end of the day, it was a lot of work and I still have a lot of projects I want to complete. One of the projects I only recently finished was Brooklyn's bedroom. The painting and carpet were done before we moved in, but I never really finished the furniture. One day this past fall we drove past an estate sale and I found a few treasures, one of which was this dresser that I thought would be just perfect for Brooklyn's room. Since I went with a light blue paint on the walls in her room, I wanted a statement piece to be pink to make it girlie. I took a piece of her bedding with me to the Benjamin Moore store and found a pink paint that matched just perfectly. I thought I had some 'before' pictures but I can't seem to find them, so here's the dresser during and after! I used Benjamin Moore Fresh Start as a primer and Benjamin Moore Advanced for the pink color and did a few coats of each. IMG_3454    IMG_3460 IMG_3459  IMG_3456  IMG_3455 After: 192A2433 I lined the drawers with some really awesome high quality wrapping paper I found at Homegoods.  I haven't actually sealed the wrapping paper but I am thinking I may go back and do that -- or I may leave it and occasionally change out the paper to update the look! 192A2420 At first I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the knobs, I thought about buying new ones, painting them another shade of pink, covering them with fabric but while I was working on it, I decided to just spray paint them gold and I really love how this came out. It really brightened up her room and accents the accessories I have in there as well. 192A2438 192A2443 To finish the room off, I ordered this really awesome bookshelf from  It took a few hours of sweat equity but I think it was worth it!  There are even a few knitted items on display. 192A1451 192A1464 Itty Bitty Giraffe 192A1463 Kari Blanket made by Aunt Betsy Wouldn't this also make really awesome storage for your stash?

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  • acuriousgal: September 26, 2016

    Very cute dresser, color is great. Also looks like the color that is trending right now, Radiant Orchid! Adorable cubby shelf and yes, perfect for your stash!

  • The Twisted Yarn: September 26, 2016

    I love the dresser. You’ve done such a brilliant job.

  • Christine: September 26, 2016

    Wow, awesome! :)

  • knitsbywhit: September 26, 2016

    I love the dresser, especially the drawer liners.

  • atangledyarn84: September 26, 2016


  • Shara: September 26, 2016

    Love that book shelf – if only I had a place to put it! :) Storage things being my weak point…

  • Jill: September 26, 2016

    Great job Kara! Looks awesome!

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