Joey's parents wanted to come visit and see our first house so we had to quickly get the guest room guest-ready! Watch the video above to see the entire transformation including how we spruced up a thrift store dresser (that we got for $60) in a matter of hours using a two-tone design, textured spray paint and rope handles.
- an old dresser (we found ours at a thrift store)
- a drop cloth
- sand paper
- natural rope - we used 3/8" diameter
- paint brushes
- spray paint primer in white if you're going light or grey if you're going darker
- x-acto knife or scissors to cut rope
- contact cement (optional, to secure the rope knots)
- gray paint (we used Valspar's Man Cave)
- white textured spray paint
- wood putty - optional if you need to fill in any holes from the previous drawer pulls
- drill with a 1/2" drill bit
- Remove old hardware and plug up any unneeded holes with wood putty, let dry and sand smooth.
- Drill holes for rope handles - either drill the existing holes larger or create new ones. We used 3/8" rope and drilled 1/2" holes.
- Sand down any super rough areas on surfaces you're not painting with the textured spray paint and white clean with a damp rag
- Spray the body of the dresser with the gray primer, and the drawers with white primer.
- Paint the body the color of your choice, and use the textured spray paint for the drawers. Let dry.
- Cut lengths of rope for the handles - make sure to give yourself enough slack to tie two knots. Tie a knot on one end and feed the rope through the two holes, creating a loop in the front of the drawer and tie a second knot on the inside of the drawer. Trim the rope and you can use contact cement to secure the knot if needed.