I know I have been M.I.A. and haven't posted in awhile. I have been spending less time at the computer and getting more things done and of course having fun! I have cleaned out the garage, re seeded our tiny but overgrown with mutant weeds backyard and laid down a stone border, some sewing, mod podging, and some furniture painting as well!! It feels good to get so much accomplished. All those things I plan about blogging about in the near future but for now I want to show you my furniture makeover! I haven't shared this with you guys but I am trying to redo the girls's room. So far I have painted the walls, bought the full size bed frame, and painted this dresser...
I got it for 30 bucks!!! I just loved it! I didn't take a ton of time to check the drawers because I was a tad giddy but once I got it home I found the two bottom drawers were in need of repair. One of the drawer bottoms was practically falling off and the other had a crack in it that someone had tried to glue.
No biggie..just need to make a trip to home depot this weekend and have some plywood cut. Cassie assured me that it would be easy. Famous last words.
Some of the veneer was coming off on the drawer fronts. It wasn't horrible but I thought with the drawers being opened over and over they would probably only get worse over time. So with some wood glue, clamps, and patience they all looked like new (sorta) again!
Once they had sat overnight I was ready to sand and prime and paint! Two coats of primer and two coats of paint later this was the result!
My initial idea was to get all new knobs, then I noticed on one of the knobs that there was a white center that had been covered with varnish or stain. It was mother of pearl!!!
So pretty right? Well before I actually put them all on the dresser I got this totally
Thank goodness I only did one. I liked it but loved the dark wood better! :( And besides once someone very wise ;-) pointed out that it looked like a nipple I was really regretting my decision. So now I will be attempting to strip paint off that one knob. Nipple knob if you will. It's spray paint so hopefully it won't be a big pain. If that doesn't work then I will probably paint then all a dark color or a cream.
I'll be back tomorrow to share with you the mood board for my girls' room I made and explain my plans!! It's gonna be awesome. Not like nipple knob awesome, but still awesome ;-)
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