8.16.2011

dresser number one...

(**questions are answered at the bottom of this post...)
dressers are always something we have to find more of whenever we have a new person come to our family. here is A's dresser before....this was after i sanded, i was too impatient to get a picture with the hardware on before sanding...



she's helping clean off the dust from sanding...


here's what the original hardware looked like, i didn't like how heavy and chunky they were and i didn't think they would be very easy to use for a small girl...

so we got these knobs at the Home Depot....




and here is the whole shebang! A picked out the color...but i like it bright and happy:) i did have to drill new holes for the knobs (and use wood filler to close up the other holes) because the original hardware were really awkwardly sized...there really aren't pulls made today that would be comparable in size. Kendall says it has to go in the closet in the room E and A will share because "no self-respecting boy is going to want to have friends over to play in a room with a pink dresser" which is probably true although i did remind him it's her room as well:) this dresser would look very nice roughed up and glazed i think...i just don't have the patience to do it right now...maybe one day. for now, i think it looks just fine:) ethan's dresser reveal will be forthcoming...i just have to paint the handles for his drawers...

(Questions Answered:)
Q: how long did it take?
A: i sanded it and primed it one day, then the next day i sprayed it, the next day i put the knobs on...so three days total

Q: Where did i find the dressers?
A: both dressers were found at different Goodwills in our area...after MUCH looking on Craigslist and various thrift stores.

Q: What materials did i use?
A: I used an orbital palm sander to sand it, Kilz 2 primer (which is latex/water based), and Krylon spray paint in Berry Pink, Gloss finish. The knobs came from Home Depot.

4 comments:

Mariley Johnson said...

Well, isn't that the cutest dresser! Where'd you find it?

Nikki said...

Cute!! Great work!

Lianne said...

How long did it take? It looks great!

rachel said...

I want a pink dresser. Do you think I could sneak it into our house? Great Job and I love the hardware. . . it's my favorite thing to pick out except I am so indecisive! It's so tricky to find something that looks right with the dresser and right for the child. Well done!