Refreshed 5-Drawer Chest

I found this chest of drawers at Goodwill for $20 and thought I would show it some love with a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware.

Since I wanted to protect the wood and take away any odors from the previous owners, I decided to give it a fresh coat of Dutch Boy’s Refresh paint in Cotton Blossom. This paint reduces odor (think laundry room makeover!), is self-priming and is incredibly durable.

dutch boy refresh paintTo prepare the dresser I filled the old drawer pull holes with some putty and sanded to a smooth finish.

Next I used a small cabinet and trim roller to paint the top, sides, and drawers, and then a smaller brush for the detailed pieces. I did two coats of paint with drying time between the coats. I also lightly sanded down the dresser with some sandpaper between each coat to make it super smooth.

painted chest with new knobsI found some adorable light green and blue knobs that were 50% off for only $2 each from Hobby Lobby. I measured each drawer and marked with a pencil where the new holes were going to be. I then drilled the new holes in all 5 drawers and screwed in the new knobs.

dutch boy painted 5 drawer chestAnd that’s it! A completely transformed 5-drawer chest for less. Plus the paint is scrubbable (perfect for a child’s bedroom, right?). The Dutch Boy Refresh paint is also low odor and goes on super smooth! You can check out all the available Dutch Boy colors here.

chest of drawers painted makeover

painted dutch boy chestI fell so in love with this love antique white color (Cotton Blossom) that I’m painting a little side table as well for my family room. Hopefully I’ll have that reveal in the next week or two!


Disclosure: This was sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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  1. says

    Thanks Erin! I will definitely need to give this paint a try. I love the smooth finish and the added bonus of removing odor. One question though, you mentioned that it is durable, did you need to apply a protective finish for durabity?

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