Boys dresser re-do

I have been dying to do a camouflage theme’d room for my boys since seeing it in Land of Nod, my fav childrens site for inspiration.  The original Ikea dresser I had was suddenly too long after my handy hubby built these PB knock-off beds {that’s a post for another day ;)} so it was on to Craigslist and viola! the perfect boys dresser re-do:

Want to see the before?
Check out those sailor knobs/labels… what?!

I know!
To transform the dresser, you must start with a 44 oz. of Diet Coke from Circle K.  Ha ha :)  Oh yeah, and a mouse sander, paint, putty & glaze to get that fab distressed look we just  so much.

You know the drill by now…
Remove pulls, putty over any excess holes, sand entire piece, add fresh non-smurf blue coat(s) of paint, sand, glaze aaaaand admire:

*These pulls got a classic bronze finish
Last step,
 put in room & accessorize:

I am loving the after of their dresser but stay tuned next week for more camo-coordinating accessories, how I painted those fun stripes on the wall & the reveal of the entire room :)

Linking up to our fav linky parties {here}
Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
Lolly Jane

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  • Sarah - Love that dresser, and the beds, and everything! Can't wait to see the rest! :)ReplyCancel

  • Tanya - Very cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Wow, looks so much better! Nice, fresh and clean!ReplyCancel

  • Madigan at madiganmade - Wow. Now that's a dramatic before/after! What a change! Love the new creamy color. The piece looks perfect under the window.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life - LOVE the look. That was an amazing transformation :)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - This is a gorgeous makeover! You did an excellent job painting & distressing. I love the after transformation! What a fun new piece to have! I hope you'll share this on Wednesday @ Show & Share!ReplyCancel

  • Landeelu - Love it! What, you don't want lighthouses? Ha! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie@Occasionally Crafty - I love it, and I love the room decor! Can't wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • The {Prince} Family - That dresser DID turn out nice! I wasn't so sure when you showed me the before pic on craigs. But
    LOVE! So did you FINALLY decide what color to paint the beds?

    Wah you are kicking my butt this week when it comes to decorating. I need to get with it!ReplyCancel

  • kristen - Cute room! I have been thinking about painting my old dresser white, but haven't had the guts to do it. After seeing yours I want to go do it right now!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Sooo much nicer!! I love how it looks now! The knobs are perfect for it! It looks great in the room too!ReplyCancel

  • Tasha - LOVE it. And love the decor theme :)ReplyCancel

  • Lil' Luna - Lookin' good! Love the pic of you and the drink! :DReplyCancel

  • Marie - Love how it turned out! So glad you didn't keep the sailor knobs :) Thanks for linking up to Show & Share! I have a giveaway going on right now would love to have you join in that also!


  • Heather - Much better! I love that you took the dresser neutral and will accessorize to get the camo look. Timeless and versatile!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin Saenz - Cute, Cute! I'd love for you to link this up with my blog recreation party!

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  • Kim @ The Sasse Life - I love how this looks! Great job. Would love for you to link up with us.
    new follower,

  • Julie - Holy Smokes?! Sail boat knob pulls?!?! That's something I've never seen before! Ha!!!!!! Your hard work paid off. The dresser looks fantastic! Love the barn star that you decorated with too. Very cool!ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsey - cute cute cute!! Can't wait to see the rest of the roomReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - So great!!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin Saenz - Thanks for responding to my invite! This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  • Aimee - This is cuteness in a total boyish way of course! My boys beds look similar, but their room is less symmetrical which kinda bugs. Anyways, I really was going to post a quick note and let you now our local goodwill had real cute "army" lampshades for $4. It was in their "new stuff" section. Just in case you're interested. Not sure if it'd be fun or too matchy matchy!?!? Hope you're having a great weekend!

    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.comReplyCancel

  • Easy DIY Pallet Bookshelf | Creative Home - […] it look perfect in my boy’s bedroom? I love love love it!! So happy that I finally got around to staining their beds too […]ReplyCancel

  • diy pallet bookshelf - […] it look perfect in my boy’s bedroom?  I love love love it!!  So happy that I finally got around to staining their beds too […]ReplyCancel

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