Spray Painted Dresser Makeover

Here’s a cute dresser makeover from Tiffany.

I see dressers like this all the time at yard sales and even at the thrift store for under $50. They are solid wood, very sturdy, and last forever.

If you see one for sale, consider buying it and updating it with a few coats of spray paint.

you can spray paint furniture! Looks great and easy to do.

For Tiffany’s dresser she removed the top piece and the lower drawers. I love this idea because the baskets give it texture underneath and deeper storage.

She used Valspar color radiance flat spray paint and the color was caramel honey. I think yellow is absolutely gorgeous!

This works great in an entry, dining room, or could even be a television stand. You would just need to drill a few holes in the back of the dresser for the cords if you wanted to store your DVD player or cable box in the space at the bottom.

Tiffany did not prime her dresser before she spray painted it, but if your surface is shiny I would recommend lightly sanding and priming if you don’t want it to eventually chip. Tiffany likes the distressed look, so she painted it without priming.

Make sure the furniture is clean and dust free before spray painting and allow the paint to fully dry between coats. I recommend allowing the paint to cure for several days before placing anything on the furniture.

When I lived overseas the only paint available was spray paint, so we used it to paint everything. I was always happy with the spray painted finish. If you haven’t spray painted a piece of furniture before I would try it! It covers well, especially in areas with fine detail, and is quicker than painting with a brush.

I spray painted this mirror for the girl’s bathroom and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I tried chalk paint originally, but it was very hard to get coverage in all the wood detail. I was able to spray paint it in about three minutes.

Finished picture coming soon!

spray painted mirror

I love that Tiffany turned the four drawers she removed from the dresser into shelves! I absolutely love this idea and that she personalized the shelves for a friend!

dresser drawers made into shelves

Tiffany attached her drawers together but there are several other ways you can use dresser drawers as shelving. So, so cute and clever!

I love this idea for a single drawer shelf for storage in the bathroom from Beyond the Picket Fence.

dresser drawer bathroom shelf

These dresser drawers found on Country Living were turned into a bookcase. Remove the hardware allows you to position the shelves in different directions. Lining the drawers with wallpaper or fabric gives it an awesome custom look.

dresser drawer bookcase

Last month I asked for my readers to submit their best makeover and repurposed projects. I was amazed at how many creative and awesome projects you submitted. 

Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some of your amazing DIY projects! If you have a project you’d like featured you can submit it here. We’re giving away a $50 Amazon gift card every month to one reader who submits their own DIY project. 

You can submit your project here! 




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Best Portable (and Inexpensive) Fitness Equipment

 Best Portable (and Inexpensive) Fitness Equipment

While I love going to the gym, sometimes it isn’t possible with my schedule. For the past several years we’ve purchased fitness equipment for our home that does not take up a lot of space and is very versatile so it can be used for many exercises.

Here are some of our favorite work out at home exercise equipment.

 Best Portable (and Inexpensive) Fitness Equipment

Gaiam – Eco Total Body Balance Ball Kit

These balance balls can be used for a variety of exercises and also help work your core. They deflate and can be stored under a bed or dresser when not in use.

Gaiam – Eco Total Body Balance Ball Kit – $21.95, 5.99 shipping – Available at SwimOutlet.com



 Best Portable (and Inexpensive) Fitness Equipment


If you are doing any floor work at home I highly recommend an exercise mat.

I tried not using it for a few workouts and ended up with rug burns (through my clothes) on my back and rear end. It is definitely worth the investment and they last for a long time.

HotKam – HotKam YOGA PORTABLE EXERCISE MAT in Black Mesh Shoulder Carry Bag – $26.98, 6.49 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


 Best Portable (and Inexpensive) Fitness Equipment

The Step – F1053 Home Trainer Aerobic Stepper w/ DVD FWS1015

I love the stepper. Not only can you do a variety of leg workouts on a stepper you can also use it for arm and core workouts as well.

The Step – F1053 Home Trainer Aerobic Stepper w/ DVD FWS1015 – $70.99, Free shipping – Available at Sports Unlimited, Inc.


 Best Portable (and Inexpensive) Fitness Equipment

Kettle Bell-30LB

I love kettle bells. If you are getting serious about your fitness I recommend investing in a good set of kettle bells from 10-40lbs.

Sunny Health & Fitness – Black Kettle Bell-30LB – $39.95, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com


 Best Portable (and Inexpensive) Fitness Equipment

4lb Vinyl Dumbell

These lightweight barbells are great for a variety of arm exercises.

These 4lb weights are great for beginners, and you can always get a heavier set if necessary.

Body Sport Products – 4lb Vinyl Dumbell – $14.15, 4.50 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


 Best Portable (and Inexpensive) Fitness Equipment

Bonus: Fitness Quest – Bosu Trainer

I love the Bosu trainer. It is probably my favorite at home piece of fitness equipment. You can do a variety of exercises with it and it also is great for strengthening your core.

It is the most expensive item on my list, but if you are serious about working out at home I highly recommend it.

Fitness Quest – Bosu Trainer – $109.99, Free shipping – Available at Hayneedle.com

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Zucchini Crust Pizza

The following is a guest post from Sara. If you are looking for a gluten-free pizza option try this zucchini crust pizza. Or if you can convince your kids to eat green pizza this is a great way to get them to eat more veggies!

I don’t eat enough veggies.  Period.  But I LOVE pizza!  I’ve seen all these cauliflower pizzas floating around, but I am not a fan of that stuff.  So, when I heard someone mention zucchini crust pizza, I thought I would be up for trying it.

Let me also say, I hate cooking.  So, if I can do this, anyone can!  Plus, I have made pizza crust out of pre-packaged stuff, and this didn’t really take any more time than those.

Zucchini Crust Pizza at The Happy Housewife

Zucchini Crusted Pizza
Recipe type: Zucchini Crusted Pizza
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
  • 4 Zucchini
  • Cheese cloth/towel
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Italian Blend Cheese - or Mozzarella and Parmesan
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • ⅓ - ½ cup Marinara Sauce (or other favorite sauce)
  • Pizza Toppings
  1. Clean the zucchini. Then grate or finely chop in food processor.
  2. Once all the zucchini is nice and shredded, you want to wrap it up in your cheese cloth or towel. Ring out as much water as you can.
  3. When you think you are done, try again.
  4. Once you have drained it all, transfer to a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.
  5. Add two eggs, garlic, and ¼ a cup of cheese.
  6. Mix well. (You could add other spices or seasonings if you would like.)
  7. Lightly oil a baking sheet or use a pizza stone.
  8. Set the zucchini mixture on and using your hands, flatten.
  9. Be sure not to get too thin.
  10. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes (or until just starting starting to lightly brown) at 450 degrees. Remove from oven and layer sauce, toppings, and cheese.
  11. Place back in oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Sara’s notes: She did not have a cheese cloth so she used paper towels. While paper towels do work, a cheese cloth is a better option if you have it. 


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