An Easy Way to Add Color to a Dresser {Lowe’s Creative Idea}

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

Adding color to dresser drawers is definitely an easy way to add a pop of color to an otherwise boring piece of furniture. Add some new knobs and your dresser will look like a new piece of furniture! (Tutorial for creating custom knobs coming soon.)

You could say that I finally got that Kick in the Pants I needed to start working on my son’s room. One makeover I had in mind was giving his dresser a pop of color.  The top and sides of the dresser were in great shape and it has a tough laminate top. Instead of painting the entire dresser, I decided to paint only the drawers because — knowing my little guy — he would have it scratched up in no time.

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

Materials:

Instructions:

Start by removing clothing from the drawers. Then firmly pull the drawers all the way out. Some drawers have a clip at the end, just pull straight toward you. Others may require you to lift up on the front to release the drawers from the track. Mark the inside of the drawer so you know which slot to return it to.

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

Use the screwdriver to remove all the knobs. Put knobs and screws in a container or ziploc bag so you won’t lose any parts.

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

Gently rough up the surface of your drawers with the sanding block. Wipe the drawers with a damp rag to remove any dust and debris.

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

Paint primer on drawer fronts and sides. (You’ll notice my primer is gray. I have the paint department tint my primer with black. It’s not necessary on this project, but it works great if you are painting a dark color over top.)

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

After the primer has dried, lightly sand any bumps or drips. Wipe off the drawers with a damp rag.

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

Time to pop some color on these babies! Paint the drawers white and the sides red. After the white dries, paint a stripe of blue on the top and bottom. If you don’t trust your freehand skills, you can add Painter’s tape for a crisp line. Just make sure the white paint has dried thoroughly (ideally overnight.)

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

Add knobs onto  your drawers and return them to the dresser.

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

The dresser looks so much better now. And I don’t even mind when my son leaves the drawers ajar because I get to see that pop of red peeking out!

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

Coming up soon…how I suspended the lanterns for a fun art installation! Plus, how I created drawer pulls using vintage spigot handles!

Easy Added Color to a Dresser | Pretty Handy Girl

I can’t wait to share with you all the other projects I completed in my son’s room. You can see the storage tub/bench I made in the picture above. And the star pillow I made for him.

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Disclosure: As a #LowesCreator, I was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to purchase supplies for this post. I was not told what to write. All ideas and words are my own.

Comments

  1. Great job Brittany, that splash of colour make a huge difference! I have a set of old draws i was planning on throwing out but you have inspired me to bust out the paint brushes…

  2. This looks amazing! I love the coordinated use of color. I have dresser projects coming up this summer!

  3. Love the knobs!

  4. Incredible, never would have thought of this!

  5. What a great project! The red adds just the right punch.

  6. Wow … very nice work once Brittany, I really love the idea of ​​coloring drawers with bright colors. My daughter is very happy with the color pink and would be a very good idea if I tried to change the color of the drawers in her room in to pink color.

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