I am in the process of re--decorating the house on a serious budget. This dresser was given to me as a hand-me-down and I really wanted to transform it into a clean, modern, white dresser that I would love. I'm really proud of how it turned out so I hope this is helpful!
Say goodbye to a hideous dresser
Move dresser to a work area which you won't mind getting messy. Take out the drawers.
With a handy sander, you must sand down every inch of the dresser to its bare wood.(Don't worry. This doesn't take that long) Wear a dust mask.
The wood will look like this when you are through.
Un-screw the handles from the drawers.
Paint the drawers. Allow 2 hours in between each coat. I used 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of white paint. This is the time consuming part but if you enjoy painting, you wont have an issue.
Paint the frame of the dresser.
While you are waiting for the white paint to dry, start working on the handles. I hated the bronze color of the handles and didn't want to replace them all together. So I decided to spray paint them instead. Krylon is a favorite of mine and this metal color worked perfect. I also used a block of Styrofoam to hold the handles while I sprayed.
With the screws in the back of the handle, press into the Styrofoam.
Spray. Allow paint to dry for 10 minutes. Spray a second coat.
Replace the drawers into the dresser.
Screw the handles back into the dresser.
Enjoy your new dresser!