Nursery Furniture Makeover

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Eleven weeks and counting until our little baby arrives, and nesting has taken over my life! I feel like I have a million things to get done and in order before he or she is here, number one being getting this nursery ready. We had our first baby shower this past weekend, which was absolutely perfect, but now it looks like a bomb of baby stuff went off in our house. So I want to get this room done and organized stat!

I’ve been looking for nursery furniture options for the last few weeks, but trying to stay on a budget, so I’ve also been browsing secondhand sites too.  I found these two kids room dressers for $30.00 total and snatched them up real fast! I’ll use the tall one for clothes and other odds and ends, and the shorter one as our changing table. Facebook marketplace for the win, again!

Nursery Furniture Makeover

The dressers were painted a navy blue with some lettering on one of the drawers, so my plan was to try and strip them down to the natural wood and go for a bleached wood look.  Then I got them home and realized that would take forever, and I loath stripping off paint, so I went a different route.

Nursery Furniture Makeover

Instead I decided to just sand down the tops of each to stain the wood, and paint the bottoms a different color. Keeping with my natural and neutral theme, I went with a dark olive-y green called Bayberry by Fusion Mineral Paint.

I also added my favorite porcelain knobs, and am in love with the after! You really can’t go wrong with this classic two-tone look.

Nursery Furniture Makeover

Nursery Furniture Makeover

Nursery Furniture Makeover

Nursery Furniture Makeover

Nursery Furniture Makeover

I still have so much to do in here, but I’m glad I got this makeover done. I have this whole vision in my head that I think is going to turn out beautifully for our little babe. Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek in the meantime!


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24 Comments

  1. Love this! Using it as inspiration for a dresser we’re using in the nursery. Would you mind sharing where you purchased the white knobs?

  2. Hi Ashley, The dressers are beautiful! I love Bayberry and am painting a dresser with it right now. I have wanted to use ivory porcelain or glass knobs and am not finding what I would like. Your’s are absolutely perfect! Could you tell me where they came from please?
    Hope all is well with you and your family! And thank you❤️

  3. Pleasssse what shade of green did you use, just love this color. I haven’t been able to find that shade green.

  4. LOVE the transformation of the dressers…such a pretty color too!!! I love fb marketplace…I have made some great scores on misc items….
    When using Fusion Mineral Paint do you need to put a top coat/sealer on top of the paint???
    Can’t wait to see the nursery all put together!!!

  5. I so admire your approach to finding furniture and making it your own. Your furniture is beautiful and so much better than anything you could have found in a store new……plus so much easier on your budget. I am so excited for you. You are and will remain in my prayers!

    1. This is the sweetest! Thank you so much, I really appreciate all your kind words. More than you know.

  6. I love, love, love the color and shape of the dressers! I might have to join Facebook if this is the kind of things you can find!
    Great job, can’t wait to see the whole room.

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