TODAY I’M SHARING AN INSPIRING BLACK AND WHITE FLORAL DRESSER MAKEOVER + 6 DIY IDEAS FOR YOUR BLACK AND WHITE FURNITURE MAKEOVERS | YOUTUBE VIDEO
Are you a fan of black and white furniture? It’s a striking look and may feel intimidating to try but it’s easier to pull off than you might think. Today I’m sharing 6 Inspiring Black and White DIY Ideas that will help you create your own B&W dramatic furniture makeovers! And I can’t wait to share how one of these DIY ideas turned this Restore piece into a stunning Black and White Floral Dresser!
Also, if you’re new to the #siblog, on the fourth Thursday of every month, it’s Furniture Fixer Upper Day! Me and three of my super talented blogging besties get together to share our fixer-uppers from start to finish with easy-to-follow tutorials. I’ve included links to their makeovers at the end of today’s post.
Here’s the $60 Restore dresser I started with. Not a bad deal really. I noticed thrift store prices are on the rise here in the Toronto area. I’m curious what they are doing in your area?
Before I get into the how-to-tutorial here’s a sneak peek at the NEW look! What do you think? I think she’s looking classy-fem and I LOVE the black and white contrast!
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$60 Restore Dresser – SALVAGED
BIN Shellac Primer
Vintage Floral Transfer
Whitecap SILK All-In-One Paint
Paint Spray Gun
Dewalt Cordless Drill Set
BLACK AND WHITE FLORAL DRESSER
Here’s how it all came together…
PREP | CLEAN
Started by removing the drawer liners. It was Christmas all over again. I love finding drawer liners because 99% of the time, it indicates clean drawers. The inside of these drawers is meticulous! Once I removed the liners and old hardware, I gave the piece a good vacuuming and then cleaned the inside and out with this furniture cleaner.
PRO TIP – I keep ALL the original hardware I remove from my pieces. You never know when it will be the perfect match for a future furniture makeover!
FILL AND REPAIR
I filled the old hardware holes with Bondo. I have a full tutorial on Bondo For Furniture Repairs. There were also a few repairs needed on the veneer. Peeling veneer on the sides as shown in the first two images. And veneer that was pulling loose on the drawer fronts as seen in the second set of images.
To repair veneer –
- I used a putty knife to remove any loose veneer
- Then overfilled the area with Bondo
- Bondo dries in 10-15min – then I sanded the area smooth
To fix the drawer fronts –
- I used wood glue and let gravity drop the glue in the gaps
- Then using these wood clamps, I clamped and waited for the glue to dry
SCUFF SAND AND PRIMER
Once my repairs were finished, I quickly scuff-sanded the entire dresser with my orbital sander and a 120 grit sandpaper. Scuff sanding takes all of five minutes and creates a little ‘tooth’ for the primer to adhere to. Once I removed all the dust with a tack cloth, I went ahead and primed with two coats of this B-I-N Shellac-Based Primer.
To get a high contrast between black and white, I picked this pristine white All-In-One paint called Whitecap. I sprayed two coats to get full coverage which used up 3/4 of this 16oz jar. If you don’t have a sprayer, it brushes on and self-levels beautifully as well.
I used this Vintage Floral Transfer from Belles and Whistles line. I know it doesn’t show the black and white florals on the tube, but it does on the back. I had two of these in my inventory so I used two sheets of black and white to get this look, but I have enough left over for an entire makeover.
To adhere the transfer to the top drawer, I used this Rub-On Method. It’s really easy to do. These transfers come with an applicator. You place your design where you want it. Remove the backing and then rub the design on.
TOPCOAT | PROTECTION
This painted dresser doesn’t need any additional topcoat because this SILK All-In-One Paint has a primer and sealer included. To seal and protect the floral transfers I will be using this spray wax. It’s super easy to use and has a totally flat finish.
I replaced the old hardware with this black hardware – so pretty!
6 BLACK AND WHITE FURNITURE IDEAS
Here are 6 B&W Furniture Ideas for you to create a high-contrast look. I used to think getting this look was all about using a lot of black and white paint, but there are so many other ways to achieve this look!
- Use Black and White Transfers to create a Black and White Design
- Stencil in Black on a White Painted Dresser
- Use Black Hardware on White or White Hardware on Black
- Use Black and White Drawer Liners for a Dramatic Surprise
- Paint your Dresser in Black and add a White Textured Paper
- Use Decoupage or Rice Paper to add some Black and White Elements
Here’s the finished look!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutube family has hit 12.8K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
AND NOW FOR SOME FURNITURE FIXER-UPPER FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Furniture Fixer Upper ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links below to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
1. GIRL IN THE GARAGE
2. CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYER
3. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
4. PETTICOAT JUNKTION
I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS BLACK AND WHITE DRESSER MAKEOVER. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
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Love the black and white. Classic tuxedo look. This dresser where I live (California) would be about $120 at a restore store or Hope Chest. Even garage sales have gotten way overpriced. Because of this I no longer do any furniture refurbishing. Love your work💚
Thanks so much Gayle! And $120 eh? 😯 Same here. Even garage sales and Facebook Market Place have increased.
Love the dresser! The Thrift store prices here and around Atlanta have increased significantly. As well as Marketplace and Nextdoor.
Thanks Victoria! I guess the sign of the times, right? It’s the same here. I try looking at it as game on. I hunt for those odd pieces that are priced still priced around the $50 mark.🙌
Cecilia from Georgia says
WOW! This chest is spectacular! Love every little detail you have put into it. Denise, you have wonderful design skills and talent.
awww, thanks so much! Very sweet!🤗
What q difference. So pretty now.
Thanks Kathy! XOXO
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
So pretty, Denise! I love the simple black flowers on the white dresser. Still totally versatile and functional. xo
Thanks Jen! XOXO
Beautiful job, Denise! I’m looking for a white paint for my daughter’s bathroom vanity. Would you recommend this Silk All-in-one paint? She wants something that isn’t shiny.
Yes! It has a built-in primer and topcoat. Super durable. Easy to clean. A matt/satin finish. Many of my colleagues have used this paint in laundry rooms and kitchens. It holds up great!
Do Dodson says
I LOVE this clean classic look. Black and white is always a class act. It’s gorgeous, Denise.
Yes, b&w is always a classic look… I agree!🤗 Thanks so much Do! XOXO
I love this so much, Denise!! We were on the same page this month with black and white…always a classic combination! XOXO
It really is! Thanks Christy!! XOXO
Great transformation! So pretty.
Carroll Xavier says
So simple yet elegant! Love the restraint just adding the transfer to the top drawer. I’m redoing a dresser and plan on replacing the hardware with something very similar to what you’ve used. It was great to see that you replaced the two knobs with one pull, as that is what I plan on doing! Thanks for the great makeover and the fabulous tips!
Hi Carroll! It’s easy for me to get carried away with transfers because they are soooo fun and beautiful, but yes, sometimes less is more. Have fun with your dresser.🤗
This is beautiful Denise! Lovely floral transfer and I agree with Dana. The hardware you picked totally updates this dresser.
Thanks so much Nicki! XOXO
Wow! She’s beautiful! What an improvement…well done!
Thanks Donna! XOXO
It is so fresh and feels like Spring is here! Love it Denise xox
Thanks Carole!💕 I can’t wait for Spring to finally get here and have things in bloom. If I can’t have the ‘real’ thing just yet, I’m putting it on my furniture!😆
Hi Denise. I love how this dresser turned out. You are truly talented. When I saw the before picture, I never could have imagined this dresser would become a classy showstopper. Really well done. On a side note, I’ve noticed thrift store prices are on the rise in my hometown as well:(
Thanks so much my friend! So glad you like this restyle. And yes, here too. I’ve noticed thrift stores have increased their prices and even pieces I’m finding on FBMP. I look at it as a challenge though. I’m always on the hunt for great deals and it’s part of my fun. hehe😁
Dana Manning says
What a beautiful project! I Really like the hardware you chose to go with this. It definitely gives it a modern look. Thanks for sharing!
I think the hardware gives it a more modern look as well. Thanks Dana!!!
Stunning, what a beautiful make over.
Thanks so much Janette! 🙂