Liza Greis

Do-it-yourself projects and Home Decor

Dated Oak Dresser Gets A Makeover!

This post is sponsored by HomeRight. All ideas, opinions, and projects are all my own.

I have been slowly helping my sister transform her new house over the last year. We have tackle a few rooms and a few small projects. This dated oak dresser that was in her bedroom didn’t match anything else. It was the odd (orange) man out. I knew all it would take was a little paint and new hardware. I love how this grey dresser makeover turned out!


oak dresser from the 1990s


After removing the hardware and lightly sanding it, it was ready to paint. I used the Super FinishMax  with the green tip. I had some leftover paint from when I painted my kitchen cabinets so I used that. My sister’s room has a lot of grey accents so I thought it would be perfect.


HomeRight FinishMax Sprayer


I can’t wait to see what it looks like in her room!

Grey dresser


Even though the cabinet had that deep oak grain, the Super FinishMax was able to get a nice, smooth finish.

Painted grey dresser


This grey dresser makeover is one of my favorite furniture makeovers because of how much different it looks just with changing the paint.


Grey Dresser


HomeRight is giving away a Super FinishMax to one lucky winner! Enter below using the rafflecopter widget. 


You must be at least 18 years old to enter. You must be a resident of the USA to enter. The giveaway will go from October 30, 2018 to November 7, 2018. A winner will be chosen by and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. The shipping of the prize is the responsibility of the company, in this case, HomeRight.

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  1. Lisambb says

    That looks great. I’m always wary of painting wood furniture but this looks way better. I have a few painting projects that would be way easier with a sprayer.

  2. Anne Marie says

    Wow this is beautiful – my next project is painting a wood hutch – hope it comes out as great as your dresser did!

  3. Elizabeth Hunt says

    That piece of furniture is beautiful. You always do a super job. I have an old dresser and chest that needs attention. Would love it to look like yours. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  4. Jeff Jones says

    We’ve done this with several pieces, cupboards, entertainment set and a curio cabinet! We want to try a grandfather clock next! Very exciting.

  5. Alina says

    Love how you project turned out. Next on my list is a hutch I purchased at a garage sale for $25. Crossing fingers it turns out as lovely as this project.

  6. Terri says

    There are a few projects in my queue and after seeing your photos, maybe this could work on our kitchen cabinets. They are hickory and have a deep grain also. I love the transformation of the dresser!

  7. Gail says

    Hi Liza
    I’d live to win the paint sprayer just purchased a new home and would use it on about 1,652,004 projects.
    Love the makeover !!

  8. Susan M. says

    It’s gorgeous! I have a vintage secretary that needs a new paint job. It’s been patiently waiting for a couple of years now – maybe winning the paint sprayer will give me the motivation! Please oh please Mr. Rafflecopter PICK ME!

  9. Barbara Brannon says

    WOW! What a huge difference that makes on that dresser! You have inspired me once again! I have an oak kitchen table and six (yes 6!) that desperately needs painting. I have put it off forever because of all the hard work, especially on the chairs. If I had this handy-dandy Home Right Super FinishMax I could be done in no-time! Would love to win!
    Thanks for the chance!

  10. Michelle says

    I would love a HomeRight Super FinishMax….I have several bed frames to paint. These are usually a pain with a brush, it would go sooooo much faster with a sprayer, not to mention look more professional! Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. GRACE says

    We have several old furniture that we are about to repaint .. this would be so helpful. Thank you for that chance and sharing this!

  12. Stephanie Phelps says

    Our next poroject is to paint the kitchen cabinets. I am so looking forward to that and this would make it so much easier!

  13. Joan says

    I have an old coffee table that I’m turning into a bench. I will paint the sides and legs and upholster the top.

  14. pallavi vishwanath says

    The next project I am going to tackle is painting a wooden step stool to match the decor in the guest bedroom so that I can use it like a side table there.

  15. Joanna says

    My next painting project is the trim and doors in our new house. It’s all a tan/cream color than makes the walls (that are painted tan) and entire house seem…..tan. ;D I love contrast and hope to tackle the trim/doors so we can get finally get some!

  16. Vickie virt says

    Our old fixer upper needs paint in and out…every room.
    Like your sister a big and long project. A couple years on this one.
    A sprayer would be nice.
    First up house exterior.

  17. R Carroll says

    My builder grade oak bathroom vanities need some paint! Was actually just looking at these sprayers last weekend.

  18. Patty says

    What a difference paint made to the dresser – it looks beautiful! I have bedroom furniture and a couple of accent tables that are on my list to paint. Having this paint sprayer would make it so much easier, not to mention, how good it all will look!

  19. Amy says

    Not sure what my next painting project will be. Possibly the shelf in my laundry room. Have not used a sprayer before, but it looks like it could be faster and more even than brush painting.

  20. Amy says

    Next painting project is living room, Dining room and Kitchen walls. Doing a kitchen renovation right now and all walls need new paint.

  21. ctaylor says

    I’m in the thick of refinishing an antique bed, which involved some painting, but it’s done now. Getting a little cold here for painting projects, alas, but I really love the way this dresser turned out. I have some sad, old dressers that would be prime candidates to get a makeover. Great inspiration, maybe in the spring.

  22. Jessica Kramer says

    You made that look easy. I’m going to be painting the vanity in my master bathroom a matte emerald green… it might be great, and it might be terrible…

  23. Rebecca Foughty says

    We really are fixing to paint all of the interior walls in our house. We put in new flooring, and now we need to do the walls and trim to match the new flooring. This would really help!

  24. Stephanie Grant says

    My next painting project is my kitchen cabinets, we are doing a kitchen remodel and they are up next on the long list of things to refresh.

  25. Shelia Morris says

    That’s great! I have an end table that has dark wood grain and I’ve been wondering about paint…now I’m going to give it a try!