Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dresser Project {+ some more random stuff}

First, here are a couple cute father-son pictures I took today.

Gray sure loves his daddy!  

{And so do I!}

My friend Nancy called randomly the other day asking if I wanted a dresser that needed a little bit of work that they were getting rid of.  Boy did I ever!  Little did she know that my little sister Angelyn is moving in with us in a few months.  I'd been looking on craigslist the past couple of weeks for a dresser.  It was so perfect.  And let me tell you, Nancy has some good taste! Her home is so cute.  So I knew this would be a cute dresser.

After my coffee table makeover, I discovered my love for refinishing furniture.  So I'm super excited to give this dresser a makeover.  

Here is what it looks like now.

close up of the details

What a great before, huh?! 
{and to think, if I didn't want it, it was just going on the curb, ack!}

I almost don't need to do anything to it.  I love the hardware.  And I love the paint color.  But it's quite chipped on top, see?

That's fine, I'm excited to pick out a fun color.  We {the hubs and I} also already used some Gorilla glue and E6000 to fix some minor problems.  All it needs now is some sanding and painting!

I love color so much, I can't decide.  I like the blue it is now.  But yellow is fun.  And green.  And a million other choices!

Do you have any favorite and/or go to paint colors???
I'd love to hear your opinion. :)

Also, have you noticed I'm SOOO close to 100 followers?  I can't really believe it.  I want to have some kind of fun giveaway when I reach 100.  So follow follow if you haven't yet!

One LAST thing!  I'm participating in a fun Earth Day blog hop starting Friday, so be sure to come back then to join in the fun.  There will be tons of chances to win some Shaklee Basic H2 samples {which I've started using and l.o.v.e.} from the 10 participating blogs and a little scavengar hunt and a grand prize too!  I'll tell you more about it soon.  Just be excited.


Grace said...

whoa lucky that is a great before! i have no opinion on paint color. anything will be great. can't wait to see what you choose! also, i didn't know angelyn was moving in with you!! how fun! what is she doing in kentucky? she is so cute, tell her hi for me! :)

Angelyn said...

100 WOW! I was SOO excited today when I saw I had gone from 4 to 7 followers! LOL not as impressive as 100 but good for now =]

I love the dresser makeover Amy did, and the color she chose! Maybe I'd go a little lighter, but I love that teal-ish blue.

Bart and Em said...

I love the dresser! Knowing you whatever color you go with it will turn out SUPER cute!

angela said...

Great score on the dresser! I'm sure it will look great after you're finished since the before pic looks so awesome already! Can't wait to see the after pics.

The Daytons said...

We just recently refurbished a dresser as well. It was so fun and it looks awesome. Yours is going to be so cute! I can't wait to see what it looks like!

rindercella @ neatheringourfest said...

awesome dresser!! what about some pretty scrapbook paper or fabric to put on the top instead of refinishing it? just a thought! i'm sure whatever you do will look awesome!!

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

Oh my gosh! The details on that thing are amazing! I don't know what color I would paint it. I still can't believe that she was just going to chuck it! Nice save my friend:)

Angelyn said...

OHH I really like Rindercella's Idea of covering the top with fabric or scrap book paper!