Hey friends! Happy Friday to ya! I don’t know about other parts of the country, but here in sunny SoCal it’s feeling like Spring is in the air! Well, let’s be real, it’s starting to feel like summer already, and this is just one of our 4 versions of summer that we like to call a “season”. Nonetheless, I’m feeling the need to get outside and get the yard spruced up (ie. the honey-do list is growing). What projects do you have in the works right now?
Recently some friends of ours moved to North Carolina, where I am desperately hoping to visit in the near future. When they did, they asked if we would like this old dresser of theirs. Of course, I rarely turn down furniture, so even though there’s absolutely no room left in the garage, I said, “SURE!” and vowed to Tony that I would get it painted and out the door pronto! Well it’s taken me a little time to get to it, buuuuuuut……
I immediately envisioned this little dresser in a little girl’s room. After adding some flair of course.
I couldn’t help myself.
I also immediately noticed these little knobby things every so often, and that about half of them were missing.
So the ones that were still there, I took our handy little…. shoot… I don’t actually know what that tool is called. But it’s REAL handy. Anyway, I cut those off. Now how to fill the holes of the missing ones. Luckily we had a piece of dowel rod that was exactly the right size. I cut it in little pieces, glued them in and then trimmed them down, to be flush with the rest of the dresser. Then filled and sanded them down.
Next, since I had a bit of a French Country/Shabby Chic (although I don’t really like that term for some reason) look in mind, I wanted to dress up this little dresser a bit. I went looking for some decorative wood carvings/appliques to add a little bit of interest. I found these at Tony’s favorite store, Rockler. But I also saw a few at Hobby Lobby and Home Depot. I used some wood glue to adhere these bad boys to the dresser, making sure to sand all of the many layers of white paint completely off in those spots, to make sure they would stick.
I sprayed it with the most perfect shade of pink flat paint. This was leftover from when I decided I better have my super girly room before I met the man of my dreams and couldn’t have a super girly room anymore.
A little bit of distressing and some dark paste wax to bring out the details.
Some new hardware from Hobby Lobby and Target.
Then to add just a bit more fun and sass, lined the drawers with this cute fabric.
I’m so happy with how it turned out.
What are you working on this weekend?
Go forth and be crafty!
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