Thursday, May 13, 2010

Dresser Makeover

One of the many things that was dumped on us... I mean given to us from my Dad's big move was this old dresser
Oh and the drawers

It was my mom's growing up and it was also mine growing up. It is pretty big so I think somewhere in high school I switched dressers with my little brother so I could have more room space. This dresser had definitely seen better days, I use to spill nail polish remover on it all the time, we would leave our ice cold beverages with no coasters, and look at this signature mark my brother carved in it when he was sent to his room: The words "I hate Dad".

The dresser was in the line up for the garage sale, but I decided to give it a makeover.

So I sanded: With sand paper we already had, unfortunately I managed to break every nail during this process.

I spray painted it baby blue (spray paint was $3.67 from Lowe's)

Painted and Sanded some more

Bought new handles from Home Depot that cost $24 for 3 knobs and 6 handles
I'm still waiting for Brian to drill holes for the rest of the handles but I have finally found something that has totally excited him to finish projects... I will post this next week.

When the rest of the handles are put on and we move the dresser upstairs, I will take a completed picture of the project.

This dresser is going to go in my Hobby Room so I have a place to store all my fabric, paints, accessories, etc...

I did have quite the audience in the garage during the production of this piece

Expenses:
Dresser - Free
Sand Paper - Already Had
Spray Paint - $3.67
Gallon of Paint - $22.50
Handles - $24

Total Cost: $50.17

Completed pictures will come as soon as I can motivate Brian to help me move it upstairs, any volunteers?

3 comments:

Stef said...

Ooh I love it! Can't wait to see the new hobby room. And I am going to need some sanding help for my newly acquired picture frame :) hopefully it will make it up here as a guest post in the near future if I can get my act together!!

Joy G (soon to be Joy D) said...

Well my nails still haven't recovered from the last sanding job so I'm down for more sanding for sure!

Mary Carolyn Rentz said...

amazing, I love it and can't wait to see your new hobby room. Good job Joy. PS do you even have time to sleep with all these fun projects, oh yeah and the WEDDING????