When putting together Grace’s room I wanted a changing table that also functioned as a dresser. We discovered an old dresser at my in-laws, which they said we could have. It also happened to be the perfect height for a changing table. Turns out it is an antique dating back to Aaron’s great-grandfather. We found a delivery tag attached to the back with his name on it, love the history!
My husband is handy with woodworking, but neither of us were exactly sure how we would refinish it. I loved the vintage look and wanted to keep it as close to it’s original state as possible, but also wanted to freshen it up a bit.
Aaron lightly sanded the top and a few of the rough spots on the edges. He then took a crumpled paper towel, dabbing it in stain and then dabbing the excess off onto cardboard before lightly applying it to the dresser. The area where the knobs had been needed a little more touch up.
I found some great pink crystal knobs at Hobby Lobby to replace the wooden ones. It added a sweet feminine and vintage touch. I love how it turned out and it’s very functional! I am happy my husband encouraged us to be resourceful in finding a changing table.
I admit not the biggest transformation, but a very easy way to change up a piece of old furniture you may find lying around.