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Restoration Hardware Dresser Knockoff; Dresser Makeover with Stikwood

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My husband and I have lived with these dressers in our bedroom since we married 13 years ago. They are his childhood bedroom dressers. They are solid wood and even though they aren’t my style I couldn’t justify buying something new. Here we are 13 years later and I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner! Actually, it took me this long to decided what I wanted to do with them. Let me share my Restoration Hardware dresser knockoff for a fun dresser makeover with Stikwood.

Dresser Makeover with Stikwood

Let me share a few before pictures.

chest of drawers before
dresser makeover BEFORE

At one time I really loved the cherry wood look. It used to match our bed frame. Since my style has moved to a modern farmhouse look, the cherry wood didn’t match anymore.

This dresser makeover is my version of the Restoration Hardware printmaker’s line.

I’ve used this style to mimic my dresser makeover without copying the style exactly.

Restoration Hardware printmakers dresser

I love the look of this Restoration Hardware Printmaker’s dresser. It has a great vintage vibe.

My plan was to copy the style of the drawers and the hardware. I knew I wouldn’t be able to match the color exactly. When Stikwood reached out and asked if would create a project with their peel and stick planks, I knew I could use it for my dresser makeover!

The idea behind using Stikwood peel and stick planks was to fake the look of seperate drawers while matching the wood on our bed frame. I love taking an old dresser and giving the front a facelift. You can see where I previously used an image transfer to give an old dresser a french farmhouse facelift!

I can’t wait to give this one a facelift too. Let me show you what I’m talking about.

dresser makeover with Stikwood

I knew that I’d never be able to match the wood plank color to paint the rest of the dresser. Instead, I would paint the rest of the dressers a complimentary color (black) to accent the wood planks I would attach to the drawers.

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Speaking of paint, I think I’ve found my new favorite! DecoArt makes a line of paint called Satin Enamels and I’m in love! I’m using the black.

satin enamels paint in black

This line of paint does not require a top coat and has a super smooth finish! I was a little leary about how durable it would be without a top coat, but I can vouch that my fingernails won’t scratch through it!

Now that you know my design plan, let’s get started!

removing drawers from dresser

removing drawers from dresser

I removed the drawers and wiped it down. Now it’s time to paint!

P.S. If you are new to the furniture painting game, you might want to check out my furniture painting series or my tips and trick on painting.

Materials:

Side note; I’m a big fan of using primer before painting furniture. I took a chance by NOT using primer with this piece. That being said, the Satin Enamel line of paint says that it does not require sanding or primer before use! (I’m always a little leary of any paint that says that). It’s been two years since these dressers were painted and they have NO scratches or wear and tear. I love this paint.

I started by rolling the paint on with a paint roller.

after the first coat of black paint on the dresser

I started rolling the top and sides and used a paint brush to paint everything else.

after the first coat of black paint on the dresser
I couldn’t get that one pesky drawer to come out.
after the first coat of black paint on the dresser

I don’t know if you can tell, but look how smooth that finish is!

It took two coats of paint to cover the dressers.

After the painting was done, I cut the wood planks from Stikwood. I chose the color Mystic Oak because it matched the color in our bed frame the best.

Once I measured the drawers, I used a table saw to cut the peel and stick planks to the desired size.

Note: The bottom drawers were taller than the wood planks. I decided to cut them in half meaning that some of the drawers would have two planks of the same size. I was a little worried about how this would look, but I think it looks fine.

cutting Stikwood planks on table saw
cutting Stikwood planks on table saw

Once the wood was cut, it was time to apply them to the dressers!

applying Stikwood planks to the dresser drawers

This part didn’t take long. Each wood plank has three strips of adhesive that stick really well to the dressers.

After I attached the wood planks to the dressers, I added new hardware.

I found a set of pulls from Wayfair that I loved.

black dresser pull

Adding the pulls from Wayfair really gave these dressers the Restoration Hardware Printmaker’s look I was going for.

Since the sides of the wood stuck out like a sore thumb against the new black paint, I used a black sharpie to paint over the sides of the exposed wood.

Dresser Makeover with Stikwood wood planks for a Restoration Hardware dresser knockoff

Dresser Makeover with Stikwood
Dresser Makeover with Stikwood
Restoration Hardware Dresser Knockoff
Dresser Makeover with Stikwood
Dresser Makeover with Stikwood
Dresser Makeover with Stikwood
Dresser Makeover with Stikwood
Restoration Hardware Dresser Knockoff

I can finally say after 13 years, my husband and I have a bedroom suite that matches our style!

Want to see more of our cottage style master bedroom?

What do y’all think? Do you like the Printmaker’s sideboard look?

If you enjoyed this post, I would love for you to save it to Pinterest. Here’s a few fun pictures below.

Dresser Makeover with Stikwood
Dresser Makeover with Stikwood
Restoration Hardware dresser knockoff

Thanks for following along guys! If you have any questions, suggestions, or thoughts please drop me a comment below!

Dresser Makeover with Peel and Stick Wood Planks

Restoration Hardware Dresser Knockoff

Learn how I turned a set of dressers into a restoration hardware knockoff. I used Stikwood peel and stick wood planks on the dresser drawer faces and paint everywhere else.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty Medium

Materials

  • DecoArt Satin Enamels paint in black
  • Paint roller
  • Paint brush
  • Stikwood peel and stick planks

Tools

  • Table Saw

Instructions

  1. Remove hardware
  2. Clean and degrease the furniture
  3. Remove the dresser drawers and measure the fronts of each
  4. Using a table saw, cut the peel and stick wood planks to size
  5. Attach the peel and stick wood planks to the front of the dresser drawers
  6. Paint the rest of the dresser
  7. Seal the dresser if necessary
  8. Add the hardware back to the dresser fronts and put the drawers back on the dresser

Notes

The bottom drawers were taller than the wood planks. I decided to cut them in half meaning that some of the drawers would have two planks of the same size. I was a little worried about how this would look, but I think it looks fine.

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Mona Zaky

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Superb!!! Perfectly done. Thank you, now I know what I want to do to update my dresser.

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Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Thank you Mona!

Mona Zaky

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Fantastic result. You gave me a great idea to update my dresser. Thank you

Kippi

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

Those dressers are amazing now that you updated them! Thank you for sharing at You're The Star, Kippi

Judy

Monday 11th of March 2019

What a gorgeous transformation. Love what you did to the dresser. I will be featuring this at my Spring into Spring party that opens tomorrow night at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

Farmhouse 40

Monday 11th of March 2019

I love this makeover. The Stikwood looks amazing and now I can't wait to try them on a furniture piece. Thanks for sharing and I wanted to let you know that you are one of my featured links this week at https://www.farmhouse40.com/inspire-me-monday-218 Come check it out

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