Furniture re-do: craft storage dresser

Like virtually every other crafty person I know, I’m a hoarder when it comes to supplies. And while some of my stash is kept in the basement (where I can effectively live in denial about how much is there that I am not using – ha!) I definitely prefer to have some of my frequently-used items stored upstairs, close at hand. This lets me do a quick repair with the hot glue, or maybe add a silk bloom here or there without having to go dig through bins in the basement. 

What I needed was a way to corral my most often-used items… paint, brushes, glue, silk florals… that was practical as well as pretty.

This little dresser found at The Brass Armadillo antique mall was just I needed to wrangle those items, and at just twelve dollars it was certainly affordable. It just needed a little cheering up!

Furniture Makeover Dresser Before | Vintage Floral Cottage

Furniture Makeover Dresser Before | Vintage Floral Cottage

So out came my Fusion Mineral Paint and a bottle of custom-mixed gray-blue acrylic craft paint, and this is the result:

Furniture Makeover Dresser After | Vintage Floral Cottage

Originally I planned to number the drawers in that French style I’ve seen so often, but then I thought, why number the drawers and then have to remember what’s behind each number? Just paint the content label right on the drawer fronts.

Furniture Makeover Dresser After | Vintage Floral Cottage

Anyway the little dresser became a cute little corral for my glue/adhesives, paint, potential painting surfaces, and miscellaneous project elements. It fits neatly in the tiny second bedroom of The Dollhouse, and looks “shabby sweet.”


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