Easy Way To Makeover A Wooden Doll Dresser
I want to share an easy way to makeover a wooden doll dresser. This piece was very well loved. I purchased it many moons ago at an estate sale for next to nothing to use in our guest bedroom / Etsy shipping office and there it sat with drawers that were falling apart. Until now! When Juliet announced the theme of the February Loverly Blog Hop was Finish Up February I knew this little doll dresser was getting the makeover it needed with a few quick steps made it functional again.
Why Makeover A Doll Dresser?
I saw potential in this doll dresser – the chance to “fifth sparrow no more” it into something useful and perfect for my guest bedroom/office.
- Instead of a plastic drawer organizer I could use this piece for supply organization
- I could use it for extra guest toiletries
- And if for nothing else a sweet farmhouse vignette!
Dresser Makeovers (But Bigger!)
The Steps To Makeover A Wooden Doll Dresser
Clean The Dresser
First things first – I cleaned it very well with a degreaser. It was particularly nasty ;).
Remove Old Doll Dresser Drawer Bottoms
The drawer bottoms were only cardboard and they were falling off.
I removed this cardboard with the intent to replace it with a very thin balsam wood.
Create New Drawer Bottoms
I traced the sides of each drawer onto my balsam wood sheet. There weren’t any straight edges or common measurements between the drawers. So individually traced it was with a pencil.
I then used an X-acto knife to cut my balsam wood along the line I drew. It was simple to cut this thin wood with the X-acto knife.
Attach New Bottoms to Drawers
I used a staple gun to attach the wood bottoms and it worked perfectly. A good strong hold and reinforcement. So much better than cardboard!
Finishing Up The Easy Way To Makeover A Wooden Doll Dresser
One drawer did not make it to the final project. If I’m honest it is because the drawer completely fell apart while removing the drawer bottom and I could not get it back together. The wood split and the drawer front cracked and I got frustrated. For questions as to why it doesn’t have a third drawer I am going to say that I wanted to be able to put tall things in that drawer. And I think that is what we like to call a happy accident!
Finish Up February Blog Hop – Check Out What My Blogging Friends Finished Up
- From Farmhouse To Florida organized her office
- The Roots of Home tackled a furniture project
- A Lovery Life took care of storage issues with an underbed storage DIY
Before You Fly Away To Makeover A Doll Dresser
Pin any of the images to Pinterest so you can “fifth sparrow no more” your small piece of doll furniture – hover over any picture to save the pin to your Pinterest account. So easy!
Great makeover, Kristin! It is so adorable! Thanks for sharing your project! It was so fun hopping with you!
Thank you so much Kimberly! Always love hopping with you too!
What a darling find. You an style it in so many ways and the makeover is quite loverly.
Thank you so much for joining the hop this month!
I can’t wait to see what you have in store for March.
I totally would have done this project, too! Great save:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen
Thank you Kathleen!