French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

This little dresser has been sitting in my garage even before we moved.  Before it sat in my garage, it sat in my mother’s garage. Do you have a piece of furniture, or in this case a dresser, that you keep moving around and storing thinking “one day I’ll get to it?” Well, friends, today is that day. I decided to finally get off my hump and do something about this piece of furniture that was taking up too much space in our garage. Come along and let me share my french farmhouse dresser makeover with an image transfer. French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

This dresser had NO character when I got it from a friend who was giving it away. Normally a french farmhouse style includes curvy furniture with legs. This dresser did not have either of these qualities.

I knew if I wanted to transform the dresser to a french farmhouse style, I needed a lighter color and a fun french style image transfer.

I just happened to have an image transfer from my friends at Iron Orchid Designs that I never used. You can see how I transformed an old piece of scrap wood into a beautiful farmhouse style sign with an image transfer or how I gave this old TV stand an update with paint and another image transfer. 

Let me show you how this dresser started.

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The dark green color isn’t terrible, but I knew that if I wanted to add the image transfer onto this dresser I needed a lighter color so you could see it.French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

So I removed the hardware and began to paint the drawers first. Since I was going from a dark color to a white color, I knew I needed to add primer to the first two coats. For this I used my go to primerFrench Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

I love this primer. It does a great job of covering a dark color and sticks to practically anything. Here’s how it looks with a second coat of primer on the dresser drawers.French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

Now it was time for paint. I chose to use Kilz Chalk Style paint in White. 

After I painted two coats of the white paint, I decided to use an image transfer from Iron Orchid Designs.

Let me share a quick YouTube video I recently posted on the image transfer process.

Here are the dresser drawers transformed with a french farmhouse style!

French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

Now it’s time to tackle the shell of the dresser. Below is the before picture.

French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

I decided that I wanted to accent the white drawers with a dark blueish navy color. Since I had a very similar color of paint already, I decided I would save some money and time and use it.

I’ve never used this type of paint for furniture before, but it goes on really smooth and dries evenly. It was a custom color mix, so I don’t have a name of the color (sorry guys).

French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

That’s it! My new french farmhouse dresser is going to look amazing in my daughters room.

French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image TransferFrench Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

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Now that you’ve seen my dresser makeover, it’s time to share a few more talented friends and their furniture makeovers.

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Thanks for stopping by friends.

Stay tuned for more updates on my rustic beach cottage coming soon!

Lindsey**

 

 

 

 

28 thoughts on “French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image Transfer

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  2. I’ve always loved the look of image transfers on furniture, but haven’t tried it yet. You did a wonderful job at making over this dresser and giving it a new look.

  3. Beautiful transformation. I have several pieces I need to work on in my basement as well so I completely understand the motivation to get something done! I am tempted to try out transfers next time. Thanks for a great tutorial.

  4. Oh my goodness, I luv the style of this so much!! I’d like to invite you to share with us at Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday, which runs thru Saturdays.

  5. Wow, what a beautiful makeover! Your dresser turned out awesome and that image suits the piece perfectly!

    Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous project with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

  6. This chest turned out beautiful. I am so excited to add a large transfer to a boring white chest I have. Also, like the chest painted a darker color. Decisions, decisions…great to find you on the link party.

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