Dresser Makeover

Happy Monday friends!  I spend a chunk of time last week organizing my closet and redoing the built-in dresser.  It was originally painted Sherwin Williams Divine White (flat) which resulted in lots of scuff marks that were impossible to clean, so I repainted it Sherwin Williams Venus Pink (high gloss).  The island and shoe shelves are also now that shade of pale pink.  I moved my handbags and travel totes to the shelves above the dresser so I can see them more easily (they were hidden behind the door before).  
To help the purses keep their shape, I have them stuffed with thick tissue or small pillows I’m not using.  I spray painted the silver drawer pulls gold and added decorative paper to the sides with adhesive spray.  
I rearranged the contents inside the drawers too.  I used to have jewelry in the top drawer and makeup on the dresser top, but I donated the pieces I never wore and moved the makeup into the first drawer, except for the brushes, that I like to keep upright in a cup. 
With the top of the dresser clear, I had room to style it up with accessories and girlie things. 
The nameplate bracelet is traditional Hawaiian jewelry that I got from my Grandma when I was young and she lived in Hawaii.  I still cherish it and wear it all the time. 
I adore this old photo of my parents from over 30 years ago (wow!), so I decided to tape it to the jewelry box where I could see it everyday. 

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I still want to reorganize my hanging clothes and find hooks for a couple of large tote bags that didn’t fit in dresser shelves.  A few more tweaks and the closet will be ready for Spring! 🙂 



  1. January 20, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    Hi Megan! Wow! What a delightful dresser space! It is so glamorous and beautifully organized! I too have been in organizing mode over the last two weeks, and have tackled my jewelry and accessory stash! But, a lot more work is needed to get it pristine like yours! Thanks for the inspiration. Greetings from the UK. Tania x

  2. January 20, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Looks amazing Megan! So organized and efficient. Been working on our closet, but due to lack of space it has been super challenging. Love the picture of your parents.

  3. January 20, 2014 / 4:03 pm

    My goodness! It looks like it's straight out of a fashion magazine. I adore the gold, and your accessories are beautiful!
    Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

  4. January 20, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    Thanks for the motivation. I'll be cleaning out my closet this week!

  5. January 20, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    Love the paper lined drawers! I have a question, though — what happened to the tiered bracelet stand you purchased from amazon? I've been planning on buying one based off of seeing it in your space, but it got mixed reviews. Did you move it elsewhere or get rid of it altogether for one reason or another?

    • January 20, 2014 / 7:01 pm

      Hi Liz! I love that tiered bracelet stand! It's sitting in the closet on another shelf. It was too tall to fit on top of the dresser. I'm not sure why it got mixed reviews because I think it's awesome! I was even thinking it would make a great gift:)

  6. January 20, 2014 / 6:53 pm

    Ugh, have to finish tackling my closet this week. I sold a bunch of stuff and donated some clothes…still have organizing to do.

    Your mom looks so stylish! What a great photo.

  7. January 20, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    Courtney said it! We should ALL have your hand bag collection (and your closet for that matter!). Great job!!

    January 20, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Good Lord…this makes my closet look like the ghetto…..how beautiful! Love the picture of your parents:)

  9. January 20, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Your closet is probably the ultimate closet! What a peaceful place to get ready in the morning! I love the pic of your parents…that's a great idea!

  10. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    January 20, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    Wow, I definitley need to clean mine out and do a ton of rearranging. Love how pretty yours looks. Great idea about stuffing the purses with tissue. Hugs, marty

  11. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    January 20, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    I now have the urge to empty the entire contents of my closet and start over! come up here and help me…wouldn't that be so fun? 😉

  12. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    January 20, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    Girl, I didn't think your closet could shine anymore. Lovely. SO darling with the paper on the drawers. And what a handbag collection. I want to go shopping in there!

  13. January 21, 2014 / 12:56 am

    What an adorable photo of your parents! So sweet!

  14. Allison
    January 21, 2014 / 2:13 am

    Your closet is beautiful! You've made it such a fabulous space Megan. I love the photo of your sweet parents. That is a lovely photo of the two of them. What a wonderful collection of handbags and bracelets! Venus Pink looks like a lovely pink. Pretty and feminine. I"ll have to get a swatch of that color.

  15. Andrea Worley
    January 21, 2014 / 3:08 am

    beautiful Megan! Love how you vamped up the sides of your dresser.

  16. January 21, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    I have always just loved your closet Megan! I'd given anything for a bigger closet. Love the fun chevron on the side of the drawers too!

  17. January 21, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    so pretty Megan 🙂 We are considering knocking out a wall and making a bigger better closet. I have serious jewelry and boot storage issues. I would love to have something as nice as this. xo Kristin

  18. January 22, 2014 / 3:19 am

    We organized our closet a few months ago and I have to say it has been such a time saver in the morning! So worth the time we spent doing it. I can see everything again and I get dressed so much faster. Like you, I purged things I was not using. We are now looking at expanding the closet some in an upcoming renovation…we'll be organizing again. Oh, and I love Chance by Chanel. My favorite fragrance. I was so glad I stumbled across it a few years ago…I wear a few other occasionally but I always love it each time I wear it!

  19. February 15, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    That is such a neat idea! When you sprayed the adhesive, did you have to tape off the rest of the drawer, or were you just careful? I'm thinking of doing this to all my kitchen drawers. So much potential!

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