Friday, November 4, 2011

Dresser Redo--for FREE!

Hey Everyone, I just finished a project and wanted to share the cuteness.  As we have outgrown our house I keep shifting furniture around and trying to find's getting old, but we are moving in about 7 months so I don't want to buy anything new right now.  I have a space on 'dining area' wall going into kitchen that was bare.  I really need a nice buffet but at this point the kids art supplies and craft stuff have taken over.  My parents found this sturdy wood dresser for me a while back for a good deal. It was super ugly green, and I mean different shades of green on different drawers, like dark hunter green and gray shades!  But it has lots of drawers and that is what I needed.  --Oh man, I just realized I don't have any before pics so you will have to trust me.

I won't go into a lot of detail because I know we all do a lot of repainting and re-purposing.  Basically a light sand, a couple of coats of primer, a couple of coats of white paint and it looked much better!  I wanted to play with an idea though so I kept going...I have this fabric that I made into a panel covering the glass door, recovered a LR lamp shade, and recovered my sewing chair with that has my blues in it and flowers, too cute.  I went with those shapes and made a template on paper of a big petal and the middle circle.  I traced it off center on the dresser and painted it with leftover house paint.  Then I free handed another flower design from the material and same thing.  Final touch, spray painted knobs with some leftover silver I had from redoing the kitchen cabinets.   I love it and you can't beat free!  I painted our dining table too and it really lightens the room, gives it a little whimsy and I love whimsy.  

My paper petal, crafty I know.

What do you think?  Well, I am off to focus on the bathroom I'm stripping of evil, super stuck wallpaper...we are putting the house up for sale/rent and I really need to finish that before I play any more (that's for this week anyway) :)  

Thanks for stopping by.