Almost 2 1/2 years ago I stumbled upon
this little dresser at a local thrift store.
It was pretty sad looking and the drawers were a bit messed up.
After bargaining with the sales guy~something I'm proudly
getting better at~yup, I'm one of those gals
that if you look even slightly intimidating I'll just hand my cash over
and run away, I got it for $6.
So it has set in my garage and been chewed on by the squirrels
until I had any time to rescue it.
The exciting thing was that it's solid wood, no particle board crap here.
I gave it a good sand over and had to repair some corners.
Wood putty is amazing stuff~you can literally reshape missing corners.
Candace and I reshaped a whole table edge using the stuff eons ago
and you would have never guessed it at all.
So be brave and get some!:)
It did take almost 3 cans of spray paint to give it a luscious finish
and I was sure happy with the color.
I used spray paint because I knew it would stick.
I didn't want to worry that I didn't get all the varnish off
so acrylic paint would stick.
Plus it's just easier!
My daughter and I have been working on redoing her room.
Gone is the Pepto-Bismol pink I agreed to when we moved in.
I know, I know, who listens to a 3 year old=2 thumbs pointing at me!
We have a warm butter yellow and now the pink is just a nice addition of pop.
I picked the cute knobs up at Hobby Lobby for just over $7
and fixed the inner sliding hardware for $6.
The knobs couldn't be more perfect!
So for right around $25
my daughter has a new dresser nightstand!
Now to find the perfect lamp......