I know I say this like it’s my mantra, OK maybe it is, but I am continually amazed at what a little paint can do!
Check out this before and after of a beautiful vintage dresser.  1980s-dresser-before-being-paintedThis dresser was in excellent condition, so there was no need to discard it, but it was obviously quite out-dated.  The gold hardware and slightly, too orange colour screamed 1980s.  fusion mineral paint and a paint brush Grey is a hot and trendy colour right now so I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Sterling (which I love because it has a top coat build right in!)…vintage-broyhill-dresser-painted-grey  gave it some new brushed silver hardware… fusion-mineral-paint-dresser-sterlingand this piece of sturdy furniture, that was still completely useful, is brought into this century.  silver-hardware-vintage-dresserIt has now become an incredibly versatile piece that could be used as a gorgeous dresser, a sideboard with tons or storage or even an elegant TV stand.  vintage-finds-painted-dresser new-hardware-vintage-dresserA little paint, a little time and a little vision can turn any outdated piece into a modern and stylish creation.  vintage-dresser-fusion-paint-sterlingCheck out some more make over using Fusion Mineral Paint…
Chalkboard Paint on a Century Old Chifferobe
Painting IKEA Furniture
Silk Screening With Paint
Making Over a Thrift Store Dresser



I have 12 lovely thoughts, I would love to hear yours.

  1. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage says:

    You are so right Lisa, it is amazing what a little paint can do. That is one amazing transformation! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

    • Thanks so much Tuula! I love how modern this grey made the piece look! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Lisa

  2. A Well Styled Life says:

    That looks so much nicer! Great job!! Thanks for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop!


    • I completely agree… It looks much nicer now and not stuck in the 80’s 🙂

  3. Very pretty!

  4. repurposingjunkie says:

    Lisa, love the blue you chose!! The dresser looks so soft now. Nice makeover!

  5. Lisa this dresser has left the 80’s and flew into the here and now! It looks fabulous! I love Fusion paint and this color is so classy. Well done! I hope you have a great day!

    • Thanks so much Terry! I love, love, love this colour and can’t wait to use it again… you’re right; it’s just so classy! Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. Hugs, Lisa

  6. I love that you painted it grey. I have not used mineral paint yet, so I must try it! Thanks!

    • Isn’t it such a pretty colour of grey? I haven’t used grey very much in the past but I have quickly fallen in love with it 🙂

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