Friday, July 29, 2011

Feature Friday

Today, I am featuring a nursery piece. I knew all along I wanted a short chest of drawers dresser to act as my changing table and also just a statement piece in the room. I had an idea in my mind of the style and knew I was unlikely to find it in a store. So, we of course went to Craig's List. After searching for a few weeks, I finally found one that wasn't already claimed and drove immediately to get it. CraigsList is less popular in this area, so it takes longer to find a good find, and I thought this was pretty good at $90. The only hangup it was painted a hideous lavender flat paint color (in what looked like several coats).

*** WE DID NOT TAKE A BEFORE PICTURE, I don't know how we missed it, but here was another piece they "threw in" to the sale, and it was the same color. So, you get an idea.

Here is the full piece without drawers, it had actually taken weeks of work to get to this stage. The paint had several coats of lavender, then white or prime, under that part of it had red. So, Jake actually used an all natural paint melter-- it wasn't a stripper, just something that softened the paint, so you could sand and pull it off. Jake had to sand for weeks because of all of the crevices.

The drawers all had multiples holes and needed lots of puttying and mending after sanding.

And there it is in the nursery all baby blue, glossed and smooth, it looks pretty good.
I just wish I had a before pic, (I even went back and tried to find the CraigsList ad, lol)

Got these knobs at BRU on clearance, there was only one pack, the woman there helped me round up 2 more packs from other stores. She went to soo much trouble for me. So appreciate her.

And a little closer up

So, that's my feature this Friday. Much more to show from the nursery. Do you have anything you're working on?


Rebecca said...

I LOVE IT! Once again, your craftiness amazes me.

La said...

That's a beautiful dresser! I see dressers all the time that I want to buy and refinish. If only I had the time, space, and a big truck! ;) You did good!!!

Kimmy said...

Wow- You guys are really talented. Maybe you should get your won DIY show!!

Jenny said...

It's beautiful! I love the color you chose. I am a follower now too!


Gertie Mae said...

I saw you featured on Just a Girl. This piece is amazing! I am getting ready to paint a dresser and I want a shiny finish like you have on this. Can you tell me what kind of paint you used? And did you use coat of poly? I would appreciate any tips you could give me! My email is gertiemaetrude at gmail dot com if you would rather respond that way. Thanks!

Suzanne said...

I have that dresser! I want to paint it and everyone thinks I am nuts. It is BEAUTIFUL painted! I can't wait to show people!

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