Saturday, June 26, 2010

Another before & after: Savvy's dresser, at long last....

In September of 2009--yes, 2009--I bought the dresser from D.I. that was going to become a cute dresser for Savvy....I had to search through the archives like crazy to find the folder with the before picture! Nevertheless, it is done now, and for those of you who didn't see it on Facebook, I'm posting pics here. Next up I have a little mid-century-modern dresser (little, as in it's going to go in my entryway) from D.I.! I'll be staining it (my first time staining anything other than a dishtowel...with food...?) and spray-painting the drawer handles. Wish me luck!

So here's the before, complete with somewhat outdated handles (I guess), a cracked, water-damaged top, and little nests of sawdust and who knows what else inside. I bought it with all drawers included, just took this picture midway through my project.

And....TA-DA! The After! Don't look too closely or you'll see just how much of a novice I am at painting! I had to fill and sand down the holes in each drawer, then drill new holes for the new knobs. That was probably the hardest part of the whole thing, not too bad--except for today, when Savvy painted the garage floor....thankfully it was water-based latex paint and came off easy.

3 comments:

Marie Photographie said...

Just gorgeous! You must be thrilled. I've been working on refinishing our new dining set and it is taking me f.o.r.e.v.e.r.

You're motivating me to get a move on it! :)

Kelly said...

So pretty. You never cease to amaze me. (your kids are so lucky to have such a talented mom!)

Qait said...

That's AWESOME!!!! :D