After taking advantage of a Lifebooker deal with my friends on a interior design class, I’ve been looking forward to a bedroom makeover. I wanted to switch out my twin size bed to a “big girl” bed as the instructor called it. Instructor specifically said that anyone over 16 should be sleeping on a full size bed or up (preferably a queen size). And I needed better consolidated wardrobe storage system. I had 1 standing wardrobe and 2 of those zippered canvas wardrobes along with a 5-drawer dresser! When I started doing some serious planning for my bedroom makeover, I was constantly contemplating what to do with my existing furniture. All my furniture was in great used condition and I wasn’t very enthusiastic about selling them on craigslist or just tossing them out. A few months back, I came across the iheartorganizing blog and got inspiration to a bunch of DIY and crafty projects. And it was from her post that I brought new life to my vintage 5 -drawer dresser.
Here’s the dresser in its original form. Sorry for the blurry picture! But it’s the only one I have. At first I thought my dresser was made of solid wood, unfortunately it was after I purchased the paint and hardware that I realize the dresser was made of particle boards. Oh well. But I did get a little worried that the particle boards might get warped with the addition of new paint. Crossing my fingers!