We bought this old dresser for just $40. It had good bones but a bad paint job. With a vibrant coat of paint and a little floral detail, we brought it back to life in a fun, retro style.

Step 1

Prep the Piece

Remove drawer pulls and hardware. Use sandpaper (going with the grain) to remove the top layer of finish. This will help the new paint adhere better. After sanding, wipe down the dresser with a damp rag to clean off the dust and debris.

Step 2

Paint the Dresser

Use a larger paintbrush to paint the entire dresser. Let it dry completely, then apply a second coat of paint.

Step 3

Make Flower Templates

Cut a few of the mini wood craft spoons in half using scissors. Fold over a piece of painter's tape and put it on one side of each stick.

Adhere the sticks onto the dresser in a flower petal design. Use five to six of the spoon sticks for each flower. Leave room in the middle of the petals, about the size of a quarter.

Step 4

Trace Flower Petals and Remove Template

Once you have the petals in the location you want, hold each one down and trace the outside of the petal with a white paint pen. When you have completed a flower, remove the wood sticks and the tape. Then freehand draw the spiral in the middle of the flower or use a quarter to trace a circle in the middle of the flower.

Paint the flowers randomly around the entire dresser. Remove the spoons after a couple of flowers are complete, this way you can gauge what it looks like and where to place the next flower.

Let the paint dry completely before re-attaching the fixtures.