If you’ve been following along on my Instagram journey, you probably know by now that I absolutely love a good vintage dresser turned changing table. Long lowboys make for perfect changing tables that will grow with your little ones well beyond the changing table stage and they have TONS of storage for all of the diapers, clothes, blankets, etc. While not all vintage dressers need a coat of paint to make a statement, I personally am always up for a total transformation using just a can of paint.
I thrifted both Landyn and Bryce’s dressers. Lanydn’s was $100 and Bryce’s was just $62, both have dovetailed drawers, are quality brands (Thomasville and Drexel Heritage) and were in great shape when I found them
After removing all of the hardware and wiping the pieces down with simple green, I started out by sanding the dressers down using an electric sander on the flat sides and sheets of sand paper for the rest. I then started the painting process. I used Benjamin Moore Advanced Paint… This is key! The paint does not leave brush strokes and time and time again I get great results using just a brush and Benjamin Moore Advanced paint.
I’ve used paint sprayers in the past and while the result is amazing, there is a TON or prep work involved and you need to have the space for it. I definitely prefer painting with a brush, for me painting is almost therapeutic and with the Benjamin Moore Advanced, you get as close as possible to a sprayed paint look.
Lastly, I decided to spray paint the hardware on both Landyn’s and Bryce’s dressers with gold Rustoleum spray paint. The end result looks like a million bucks! And I get just as many questions on where I bought the hardware as I do regarding my painting process. Below are before and afters of 2 dressers in Landyn’s room and the dresser in Bryce’s room.