Monday, January 9, 2012

Dresser Makeover
 This weekend was a great time to get started on our first project towards giving our bedroom a makeover. We started with the dresser.  It was given to us by my Dad. It is in great shape, but it was just not cute!  Again, I forgot to take a before picture of the whole dresser.  However, I did remember to take a picture of the drawers and the shell of the dresser. 
A huge thank you to my husband.  I always love doing projects with him.  Since this is for our room, it was nice that we made this makeover a team effort. 
 Here it is empty and ready to be sanded and painted!
 Pretty ugly, huh?  Look at the bottom one!  A temporary silver knob.  This thing was really sad looking, ha ha!
 We had a sample paint that we used on a bookshelf back in October. (Yep, I still need to blog about that one) We used BEHR Clear Pond.  It was about half full, so we needed one more.  The great thing about these little sample paints is they only cost around $3.50.  They go a long way for smaller projects like ours.  They're also fun to have on hand for other great projects, like one I'll be sharing with you later this week. 
 Bless my husband for doing most of the sanding. The sander kills my hands. Look at him all serious. Deep in thought. 
 Here is our other little helper, Penny! She wanted to be right by me when we were painting the drawers. 
 Don't you just hate the hurry up and wait game!?  I do. 
After they were dry, we took the sander over everything again to give it a distressed look.  Just a little though, I didn't want it too rustic!
 Here it is completely finished.  I LOVE IT!
If you're wondering why there are green and clear knobs, well...we had two green ones from a previous project and the two clear ones we bought at Home Depot for $3.49 a piece.
I love having them mismatched.  It gives it a more eclectic look.  I would however like  to replace all the wood knobs with clear ones as we can afford them. But for now, they work just fine!
Since this is the beginning of a room makeover for us, I'm only giving you a little peek at what it looks like in our room .  You have to wait to see the rest when the room is entirely done.  Hopefully, by the end of January!  Stay tuned.  I have a an impromptu project that we also completed this weekend.  Isn't that how it always works out?  You find a whole other thing to work on while doing something else.  This one is awesome though....I can't wait for you to see it.


  1. It turned out so cute! I'm working on my master bedroom this year too! Can't wait to see your finished room!

  2. Tanya! Love this! It looks so good!!! I better get the office done... and then the stairs... so, I can catch up with you on the bedroom! Life is fun, right? :D Seriously though... LOVE IT!

  3. It looks beautiful and I love the color!!! The mismatched knobs are perfect and Penny is so adorable!!!!

  4. I LOVE THIS! As soon as I have my own house one day, I am running to your blog and borrowing all your amazing decorating ideas...I don't know how you come up with them all! :)

  5. I love the color & how you put different knobs on the top....very cute! I'm your newest follower from the Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia Party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!

  6. Wonderful! We have a couple of pieces we want to do in this style. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the robin's egg blue color. xoxo

  7. Love the transformation - mismatched knobs and all! They give it more personality!

  8. Wonderful! We have a couple of pieces we want to do in this style. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the robin's egg blue color. xoxo

  9. Love the new sign but that dresser.......GORGEOUS! In love with the color and finish! Thanks for linking :)

  10. that looks awesome! the color is beautiful and i love the little bit of bling!

  11. These projects are so gorgeous! I am very impressed! I love that dresser, the color is beautiful! The sign is so sweet as well!

  12. Much better. Love the color. Your little helper is a cutie.

  13. I love the mis-matched knobs! Such a fun idea!!