I don't know about you, but I am in LOVE with painted drawers on white dressers. There a lot of ideas out there, but it was the white and navy blue dresser from Land of Nod that I fell hard for. It was just perfect...but the price tag...not so much. So I decided to go down the DIY route and I am thrilled with the outcome!
As part of my summer (now fall) of decorating project, I decided to update the nursery into more of a little boy's room. And since the nursery dresser was never really intended to be a dresser (Expedit Ikea Bookshelf), we decided to hit up Craigslist and find a dresser that a little boy could grow up with. It took a couple months, but we finally found this gem. Solid wood, smooth sliding drawers and a lot of character...price tag $50. Totally within my budget!!
My main attraction to this particular dresser was the space in between the drawers. This was important so that the painted drawers would stand out against the white. The dresser was already in great condition, but I couldn't wait to see what it would look like with a little sprucing. Too bad we bought it in the hottest month of the year (August)...so in the garage it sat...and sat....and sat....until the first cool front of the year.