Amazing, incredibly kind friends…I am SO eternally grateful for every one of you. After the unexpected loss of Lucy last week (you can read more about it HERE), I really needed to take a moment. I have to tell you that your support, stories of loss, and sweet words helped me more than I can ever express, so THANK YOU. This experience made me realize that y’all are so more than just sweet people that read my blog, you are my blog family!
We are doing much better now. Lyla is still doing well, although we are being cautious. Snuggling on her has really helped as well.
I’m ready to get back at it so I’m back today with the second project from my new Fall haul, this drawer front that came off of another dresser we got from Hubby’s Grandma:
The dresser wasn’t in the best shape when we got it and had quite a bit of mold growth on it that we didn’t realize it had, so I ended up just keeping this drawer front and the hardware.
The wood pattern was actually kind of pretty before, but I decided to paint it because I just can’t help myself! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I grabbed my favorite tape for adding stripes, FrogTape for delicate surfaces, and striped this one in vertical stripes:
Any ideas what I’m doing with it yet?
My first idea was to add a hook to each side and add HERS above one and ALSO HERS above the other. I thought it would make a fun towel holder for the single girl or for the married girl that has a lot of crap (like me) to hang up.
But after placing the hooks, there wasn’t a ton of room to add the wording. I still used the hooks that I had painted in Cotton, but I also found a few more pieces of hardware that I had removed from another project (free!) and gave them a couple of coats of Cotton as well. I used the end of my putty knife to add some distressing…
You could totally use spraypaint here, but I like the texture of the chalk paint and it distresses easily.
Then I added them to my drawer front to make a one-of-a-kind necklace organizer:
These hooks that I used came from Hobby Lobby and are super affordable:
They started out dark before I painted them.
The other small hardware pieces are quite pretty, but it’s hard to see any of that detail head-on:
These were a lucky find in my stash and didn’t cost me anything!
This is a great way to keep all those necklaces from getting tangled and can easily be hung in a bedroom, closet, or even on a door using heavy duty command hooks to hang it.
You could even add a few dangly earrings if you like:
This was a super simple project you could do even just using a piece of 1X6, or you could use an old cabinet door as well.
That’s three pieces done!
See how I combined the footboard and shelf HERE if you missed it.
I’ll be back with my Furniture Fixer Upper team on Thursday sharing what I did with this dresser AND sharing an unconventional way to remove those pesky odors that second-hand furniture sometimes comes with:
UPDATE: See the update I gave this dresser HERE now!
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