Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dresser

We've had this dresser for as long as we have been married. I think my parents bought it sometime in the 80's. It was definitely time for a redo and I figured with the baby coming, it would be the perfect excuse to update it. I was really pleased with how it turned out. For under $25, you can't beat it for sure!
Here's the before. And yes indeed that was what it looks like most of the time except usually there are more things hanging out of the drawers, I'm not a very good drawer closer. I like to just shove the clothes in whether or not they fit.

Here's the after. I did a kind of antiquing technique that I learned from my sister. I know that this look definitely doesn't suit some people, so I'm not offended if you don't like it! The walls in the baby's room will be a blue gray and I think the dresser will look stellar in there. We have always used this dresser as a changing table, it works beautifully!

***If you were wondering, Roger did e-mail Dan Sheldon telling him he was a thief. He responded with as much sarcasm as Roger dished out. It was hilarious. Apparently the lack of full size Krackel bars is quite a concern.

15 comments:

kim e said...

Isn't amazing what a coat of paint (and your hardwork...) and new hardware can do? It looks great...nicely done.

p.s. i can't believe i was the first one to post a comment!

Kawowski said...

Love it! You are so crafty Chelsea. It will look great in the new nursery!

Nancy Sabina said...

It looks great! And that must have been a lot of hard work. I never manage to get big projects like that done when I'm pregnant, so good job! I can't wait to see the baby's room (and the baby!).

Kelly Jo said...

love it and the new hardware really had a great effect! miss you, it was good to talk to you today!

Kristen said...

Wow, that looks really good. How did you do all that?

Kari C. said...

looks really good Chels

Jolie said...

VERY NICE! Can't believe your almost to a family of 5! Don't forget to get those feet up and rest!

The Powells said...

it looks so great!!!! love it

Kevin said...

So when do we get to read the e-mails?

Oh, and the dresser looks good too.

MOM 2 TMSB said...

Go Martha!

Brittany said...

It is always so nice when you can take something you already have and make it look fantastic! That will look so cute in the baby room! Can't wait for the baby to come!

Windy said...

Wow I love bargaining and fixing up old things. You did awesome nice job! I personally love it so much more then the before picture haha!

Kari said...

Love the dresser!! Wish you were closer so I could hire you out!! Good work...

Heather said...

You got got mad skills lady!

Brekke said...

I love the improvement and I'm very impressed. Hey, I have a table and chairs you can refinish for me, if you need something to do.