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DIY Eastlake Dresser Makeover

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This DIY Eastlake Dresser Makeover started with fixing the drawer and was finished with some paint, Restor-A-Finish, and some new hardware!

I found this dresser at a thrift store. 

before

I loved the look of it. It is an Eastlake dresser that has seen better days. The hardware wasn’t original and it wasn’t all there either. 

broken drawer

Always open every drawer when looking at furniture to flip!

I always open every drawer when I am looking at a potential piece to flip. When I opened the last drawer, it was missing the bottom.

missing bottom

This is an easy fix. I share how we fix drawers like this in my post HERE

Always be on the lookout for thin plywood at your local Restore, estate sales, thrift stores, etc. We ALWAYS pick it up when we find it because we use it on so many projects. If a piece of furniture is missing a back or needs a new back, use thin plywood. When a drawer is missing the bottom, use thin plywood. I use it on other projects as well. If you find it when you are out hunting for pieces and it is a good price (cheaper than a home improvement store), get it. 

plywood

fixing drawerOnce the drawer was fixed, it was time to get to the fun part, the makeover.

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Supplies Used In This Makeover:

My Favorite Sander (use coupon code “mycreativedays10”)

MUD

3-in-1 Paint (color – Anchor)

Synthetic Brush

Restor-A-Finish

The first thing I did was scuff-sand the entire piece with my favorite sander

Then, I restored all the drawer fronts with Restor-A-Finish in the color, “Natural”.

This DIY Eastlake Dresser Makeover started with fixing the drawer and was finished with some paint, Restor-A-Finish, and some new hardware!

While the drawer fronts dried, I started painting the rest of the dresser. 

side

I chose the 3-in-1 paint in the color, “Anchor”. 

This paint has the primer, paint, and topcoat in one! It is amazing. Your furniture projects will be done in more than half the time!!!

This DIY Eastlake Dresser Makeover started with fixing the drawer and was finished with some paint, Restor-A-Finish, and some new hardware!

“Anchor” is a true black color. It is beautiful! This color is one of my favorites. 

This DIY Eastlake Dresser Makeover started with fixing the drawer and was finished with some paint, Restor-A-Finish, and some new hardware!

I used hardware that we had in our stash and this piece was done. 

This DIY Eastlake Dresser Makeover started with fixing the drawer and was finished with some paint, Restor-A-Finish, and some new hardware!

Have you tried this paint yet?

If not, you need to try it!

Click my link above, pick a color, and be prepared to have your project time slashed in half.

You will be hooked! 

If you try it, I would love to see your project! Post a photo on Instagram and tag me @mycreativedays!

Do You Want To Make Money Flipping Furniture?

After twenty years of doing this, I am still picking up pieces when I can find them because I love the creative outlet, but I am now coaching other furniture flippers on how to make more money in their business. If you are someone who is looking to start and/or grow a furniture flipping business, I would love to help you. There are ways to make money in your business beyond painting a piece of furniture. Once I learned that, my business flourished. Don’t waste your time trying to figure it out on your own. 

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If you liked this DIY Eastlake Dresser Makeover, you will like these makeovers:

Painted Black Buffet Makeover

Bleached Wood Dresser Makeover

Vintage Hutch Makeover

 

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