Wednesday, April 8, 2009


After being inspired by Elizabeth emailing me a link to Thrifty Decor Chic's paint party '09 I went on a search to find a dresser for my youngest daughter. I had been looking to buy a new dresser for her room for some time and the thought had never occurred to me to 're-use' an old piece of furniture. I went to goodwill and found one that came with a mirror for $50. My husband said not just then and to keep looking. Upon a visit to my grandmother and explaining what I was searching for she showed me down to the very back of her basement where there was an old dresser that had been sitting there for probably about 18 years. Free was definitely in my budget so I loaded her up and took her home excited about the possibility of my first furniture make-over.
That night I sanded her down and painted the first coat. (Spray Paint of course!) I thought I might make the drawer fronts green to match her room, but after the first coat decided that I did
n't like that look, although I have seen it done here and loved the outcome! It wasn't the look I was going for this time. I re-sanded and re-painted this morning and then went to Hobby Lobby in search of drawer pulls and some sort of lettering. On my way I was talking to Elizabeth on the phone (seriously I don't have a creative bone in my body) when she told me that I could just get some wooden door pulls and paint them and then get the vinyl sheets that go in my Cricut and cut the letters out myself.... hmm.. that sounds good... and cheap. So...after 24 hours, about $45 and a lot of work/fun here is the final product.(I also had to paint the shelf on the wall... it was white).

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely fabulous!!