Coral Painted Dresser

July 21, 2014

I’m gonna let you in on a not so little secret. I’m cheap. That’s a large part of why I DIY. Why buy it (or pay someone to do it), when I can make/do it myself for less. I work hard for my money, so I have a hard time justifying spending a large amount of money on any one thing. Furniture included. It’s only been recently that less than 50% of our furniture is from IKEA. I’m slowly starting to bring in “real” furniture, thanks in large part to Craigslist. Why did I wait so long before trying it out??

I’ve purchased a handful of pieces off of Craigslist over the last couple years. It has to be the right piece at the right price. So naturally, when I was in search of a dresser for Emma’s room, I hit up Craigslist first.

After weeks and weeks of searching, I found this:


Solid wood. Dovetail drawers. $75.  And, of course, the right size. After all, I was going to be using this as a changing table too, and I didn’t wanna be too hunched over.


It was missing a pull, which was a shame. I really liked the pulls, but couldn’t find a replacement. :o(


Then I had to decide on a color. What to choose, what to choose?

I was browsing Pintrest, when I came across this dresser showcased on Infarrantly Creative.

Coral! Perfect! So I ran to Home Depot, grabbed some paint, and got to work.


I really think the coral adds a little bit of girliness to the room, without being too little girly. I really didn’t want a bunch of pink. This dresser needed to grow with Emma. I don’t want to have to paint it again later when she’s “too big” for pink.


The card catalog pulls . . . LOVE! I ordered the exact same pulls she used from the site she recommended.


Requirement of card catalog pulls? Pretty labels! :o)


I love how this transformation turned out! I tried to keep most everything neutral, so this dresser is just the punch of color the room needed!

Emma Nursery 6

What do you think? Don’t you just love the coral? Another Pintrest win! :o)

Linking to Under the Table and Dreaming, Today’s Creative Blog, Tatertots and Jello, Creations by Kara, I Heart Naptime, Skip to My Lou, The Happy Housie, Everyday Enchanting
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