Nursery Update {Refinished Dresser}

 When it came time to pick out a dresser for Caroline’s room, we knew we were pretty limited on space and that we would need to combine the dresser and changing table into one piece. I also really wanted to find a dresser that had some feminine character, was affordable and a little unique. For months I searched everywhere from Craig’s List to Pottery Barn and was starting to get pretty frustrated until I stumbled into a local store called Reinvented Charlotte. I was immediately overwhelmed with possibilities! And the concept of this business is genius. Basically, the owners find all sorts of old, high quality furniture and offer them at a low price “as-is” or a smidge higher price to have the piece refinished. There was so much furniture to choose from and we finally found the perfect dresser within a few weeks of stopping by to check out the always changing inventory…

We found the loveliest little dresser and chose to have it refinished at the store rather than doing it ourselves. A few before pictures:

So we had them paint the whole dresser white, replace the hardware on the top two drawers with glass knobs, remove the mirror and patch the holes, remove the wheels and fix the drawers {they were really old and busted}. They turned the whole project around in 3 weeks!

 I just love how it turned out!

And the side by side comparison:

It’s perfect!





  1. Jessica
    March 6, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    That looks great, Christina! We chose an antique dresser and painted it white for our son's nursery too, and have loved it. It has so much character, and really adds a lot to his little room. I'm sure the dresser you chose will do the same. You will never regret that purchase! πŸ™‚

  2. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    March 6, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    It looks amazing! Love the new glass knobs for a feminine touch. What a great concept for that store!

  3. Jo
    March 6, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Cute! We refinished an old dresser we had in storage for baby girl's nursery, also painting it white and sprucing up the handles! A little paint goes a long ways! I need to post our updates on our nusery but keep thinking 'oh I'll just wait til I have this done, or that should come in any day now" hah. Can't wait to see Caroline's sweet little nusery all put together!

  4. Maureen SIM
    March 6, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Wow. I love this! And what a cool concept for the store!

  5. Nichole @
    March 6, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    It's gorgeous!

  6. Amy
    March 6, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    It's beautiful!

  7. Nicole {Appalachian Charm}
    March 6, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    It turned out great! Love the glass knobs and the key holes!

  8. Megan Proctor
    March 6, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    I cannot wait to see the finished nursery! I'm starting to get baby fever…shhh don't tell anybody! πŸ™‚ Megan Proctor

  9. sarah forrester
    March 6, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    So feminine and pretty! Love the glass knobs, definitely my fav!! It adds timeless character to sweet Caroline's nursery! πŸ™‚

  10. Anni
    March 6, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    Looks great! Jay is trying to refinish ours on his own and it is taking soo much work that I would have rather had them do it! Y'all are smart!

  11. Amanda
    March 6, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    They did an excellent job! And I spy the rug πŸ™‚ Looks fantastic! I love the ruffles on the ends…give it just enough of a "girly" touch!

  12. Jillian Manesh
    March 6, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    it is perfect!! i love how it turned out! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  13. Jamie Smith
    March 6, 2014 / 4:42 pm


  14. Colleen Sullivan
    March 6, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Perfection! I love how it turned out. How nice that they'll make it over for you!

  15. NapaKat
    March 6, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    What a great concept. We have a few local stores that have great little pieces that could use some TLC, but a store that redoes them for you would be awesome! I love that.

  16. Bekah Foley
    March 6, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    It looks beautiful! Nothing is more perfect in a little girls room then white furniture <3

  17. Samara Morgan
    March 6, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    What a cool shop. The dresser looks FANTASTIC!! Love the glass knobs. So feminine!We were limited on space too, so we did the same thing. (Jackson's dresser is also his changing table.) It's honestly perfect and we keep a drawerful of diapers, wipes, and all the other goodies you need in the drawer directly below the changing pad that is on top of the dresser. It worked out perfectly and honestly is nicer because you don't see all the clutter you see with most designated diaper changing tables! Cheers,Samara

  18. Kelly Crusenberry
    March 6, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    wow. That is some turn around I must say! You have such a great eye for design!! Caroline has a great piece of furniture that will surely grow with her. πŸ™‚

  19. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    March 6, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Very sweet! We plan on refinishing a dresser as well for the nursery. Good thing too because the dressers I like are all over $1000!

  20. Brianne Bracco
    March 6, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    Adorable! You did such a great job on it! I agree with the feminine touches that make it a great piece for her room πŸ™‚

  21. Katie
    March 6, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    LOVE it and love that it's not from a set. Very cute!!

  22. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    March 6, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    I love how that came out, those knobs are too cute! Baby Caroline is one lucky little girl πŸ™‚

  23. Bekah @ reβ€’solve
    March 6, 2014 / 9:32 pm

    It does look great and the store sounds right up my alley! So cool!

  24. Hope @ Hope in a Blog
    March 6, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    It looks so great…will have to check out that store next time I am home. LOVE the carpet :)! Xx.

  25. Amanda
    March 7, 2014 / 1:14 am

    Perfection! Can't wait to see the entire room! Yay! -Xo Amanda

  26. Peach State of Mind
    March 7, 2014 / 1:39 am

    I love it! I'm always so scared to do this find of stuff…I need your courage and creativeness! πŸ™‚

  27. Jodi
    March 7, 2014 / 1:41 am

    It looks great. Such a great find!

  28. lknmomma
    March 7, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Love it! What happened to the mirror? Did I miss that part? Or was it left behind. I was thrilled to hear about this place. I live in the Charlotte area so I am very excited to check it out. Old furniture is my 'thing'. πŸ™‚

  29. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    March 7, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    It looks great!! I would have totally opted to pay a little more for the store to refinish it!! Refinishing furniture is NO joke! Such a great find!!

  30. Whitney Harness
    March 7, 2014 / 5:20 pm

    I love how it turned out, and I love the rustic doors in Caroline's room! I'm a new follower from the friday link up, and I'm in love with your blog so far!

  31. Julie @ Just the Joy's
    March 8, 2014 / 12:46 am

    How awesome! Love it! Looks great!

  32. Tammy Jo
    March 8, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    That looks great and I LOVE her name on the door!

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