I've done hardly anything in the creative realm since moving (back) to Indiana. So I guess I can just finish filling you in on the little dresser I refinished for our previous family room.
That simple little dresser wasn't always that way. Here's what it looked like before:
I went to the handy site Centsational Girl, and gleaned from her many hours of refinishing. (Go here to read her tips on painting wood furniture).
Got my tools ready:
Scraped till my heart was content. Then sanded. Primed. Painted. You know the routine.
|That little spray paint hand-nozzle is SO worth the money. Buy one.|
I was too cheap to buy drawer pulls. And I couldn't decide what I wanted. Then I saw these wooden beads I had bought at Joanns for $1 (for 12!). Even though they're a little small, I thought they were cute and liked the natural wood look. I found screws that fit perfectly and secured them through the already-drilled holes.
And my project was complete!
Almost. I painted the sides of the drawers my favorite shade of green, like, "surprise!" when you open it. I also lined the cruddy insides with some old wallpaper I've had sitting around for years.
I love that it was added storage in a room that otherwise had none. We kept our exercise videos and equipment in the top drawer, dvd's in the 2nd, and VHS tapes in the 3rd. Who knows what it will evolve to be in our next home.