Wednesday, July 13, 2011

a makeover

Here I am painting furniture again, I have this old dresser, its actually my husbands from when he was in elementary school.
and again, I was so excited to get started that I forgot to take a before picture.
I love all the knobs (which are took off already) because it looks like there are a bunch of little drawers in the front.
And this is the beginning. I'm so grateful for this sander!
And this is the primer I use... it's about $12.99 but it sticks to any surface and it dries fast and it does not have a strong oder..oh and its easy to sand smooth for the layer of paint.
So after  bunch of sanding, priming and painting we have this...
yes there is a missing knob, I will be on the hunt looking for a matching one.
But doesn't it look great? 
I painted it white to go in my upcoming living room. I am doing a full remodel of my living room
and its going to have a cottage theme...I am even getting white couches!! We will see how long they last as far as staying white, but they are going to have the slip covers...I will be revealing my new living room this fall/winter after I get my couches, until then, I have also started painting my one ever told me how big of a project it would be!
but before I start rambling about that I have to tell you about this dresser. I mentioned that this dresser was my husbands from grade school. Well when he was little his mom taped little pictures inside the drawers so he would remember to put socks in one drawer and shirts in another etc. Well this dresser still has one of the pictures!
This must have been the t/shirt drawer and or shorts, pretty cool huh?
so right now it's hanging out in the basement until I have room for it upstairs. I'm just worried my husband wont want to let it go. He really likes it and its sitting in his space right now, I don't think he is going to want to give it up.  So I hope I have inspired some of you to refinish an old piece of furniture. It's so fun to watch it be born again!  I'm linking up to these parties...

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