I'm so excited to tell you all about my latest project! It all started with this dresser:
This dresser is a cheap piece of crap from WalMart or Kmart, I can't remember. It's one of those fake-wood cheap dressers. I've had it for years, but my kids have done a number on the drawers after climbing in them and bending the heck out of the slider thingys. The two bottom drawers won't open once you shut them. The third drawer won't close all the way. You get the idea.
I'm in a nesting mood, trying to get things ready for the new baby. I need new dressers for my girls! (We have another cheap one which we're having the same problems with. The drawers have broken out the bottom, etc.)
So last week, I started to look on KSL for a nice solid-wood dresser. I only found ugly ones, or really cute EXPENSIVE ones. Then, I remembered my SIL, Brianna, re-did some furniture. And all of the sudden, I was determined to buy a crappy dresser for cheap, then fix it up cute, just how I wanted it!
So Brianna directed me to AllThingsThrifty.com, and VintageRevivals.blogspot.com. I read those blogs for a couple of hours probably, and immediately started shopping on KSL. That day, I found this beauty (below) for $70. (Looking back, I bet he would have taken less, but I didn't even ask).
It's solid wood, in good condition. Just kind of ugly. So first, I took out the hardware and sanded down the worst of the scratches.
This is what it looked like after a couple of coats of primer. And the paint was just plain ol' white.
These are 2 drawers, the one on top is just with white paint, and the one on bottom is after I added the glaze.
It was easy, and I had fun doing it! You just paint the glaze on, then wipe it off. I only did one coat. I liked the way it looked!
I purchased new hardware, and voila!! I've created a beautiful new solid-wood dresser!
Isn't it gorgeous?
I have also purchased another dresser and a desk that I plan to re-finish. I'm also going to re-paint our crib! I'm having so much fun. :)