Turn an Old Dresser Into Playful Toy Storage

Put a fresh new spin on an old wooden dresser with open shelving, unexpected hardware and a playful use of color.

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Spray Primer

In a well-ventilated area, protect all surfaces with plastic sheeting, then place dresser on a raised, elevated, level surface. Add an even coat of primer with HVLP sprayer, keeping tip 8” from surface of dresser and moving back and forth in a slow, controlled manner.

Spray Top Coat

Allow at least 3 hours for primer to cure, then apply two even top coats with HVLP sprayer. Once top coat is dry, touch up any overspray along the shelves and interior of dresser using 2” angled paintbrush.

Tip: For a two-tone look, consider using one color for the shelves and dresser interior and another for the exterior.

Add New Hardware

For an unexpected touch, consider using coat hooks instead of pulls or knobs. To attach chosen hardware, use screws inserted through existing holes of cabinet door fronts, then attach securely using drill or screwdriver.

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