The dresser that I’m using as a changing table was in a sad state when I spotted it at Goodwill. The finish was yellowed and worn and some of the veneer was chipped. I loved its clean lined, mid-century style and could see that it was a solid, well-built piece. Plus, it was only $14.99!!! Who could say no to that? I knew that I could uncover its true potential with just a bit of sanding and paint.
I had seen a painted/raw wood piece in West Elm that I loved, and used that for my inspiration. Sanding was the first step. Then I primed the body and painted it Behr’s Ultra Pure White in high gloss. The drawers got Minwax’s Pickled Oak stain, to give it a weathered, beachy vibe. The brass drawer pulls were beyond needing just a polish, so I spray painted them with Rusteolum’s Gloss White.
The final result is just the look I was after. It’s also the perfect size for all of Lucy’s baby changing needs, clothes, swaddling blankets, burp rags and crib sheets.