Hey there, amazing friends! Did y’all score any Black Friday deals this weekend?? Brennan is getting taller by the minute and is in need of a bigger bed. I have been on the hunt for something I could possibly redo for his room but have not had any luck finding a whole set that I liked, so we were waiting on Black Friday sales in hopes of getting a deal on something new. Unfortunately, there weren’t any huge savings to be had on what we were interested in. We ended up buying something though and yesterday, I did find a desk at the thrift store for only $13! At least I got a deal on something! I’ll be redoing that soon.
I also started decorating for Christmas…and decorating…and decorating! Of course that means I didn’t finish up all the goodies I had started on in time to share, but I dug around and found a super cute oldie to share instead today!
This project was in desperate need of some TLC:
Am I right?
I picked this up at the thrift store for $25, hoping I could love it back to life. These are my favorite finds. I love that it can only get better from here ha ha!
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Here is what the top looked like before:
Yikes! After about six minutes with my rotary sander, it looked better already:
This was back before I discovered my beloved BOSS, so I sealed the rest of the dresser with stinky shellac, knowing it would likely be a bleeder. I am so glad I don’t have to use that anymore!
I stained the top in Walnut and sealed with a Poly I had on hand at the time.
Then, I painted it in two coats of a color very similar to Haint Blue.
Here is how this hot mess dresser looks now!
This mirror I redid shows how close this color is to Haint Blue:
See that makeover HERE.
How pretty are these knobs?
They were my inspiration for this dresser! I found them at Hobby Lobby.
The drawers were a hot mess too.
The layers of wood that made up the sides and back were separated in several places.
The inside of the top drawer was the worst:
This was AFTER a good wipe down. How does this even happen?? That red spot is where a warhead candy had melted and was still stuck to the drawer.
I did stain all the sides of the drawers inside and out to make them look better.
Then, I primed the bottoms of the drawers with some primer I had leftover from our kitchen cabinets before lining them:
Now I would use BOSS instead. It blocks stains and odors.
I have had stain and whatever else bleed through my fabric before, plus I wanted a nice white backdrop for this fun fabric…
I love this pop of pretty when you open the drawers!
You can see exactly how I line my drawers with fabric in the video below:
Here’s a peek at the stained sides…
I considered painting the sides, but with this dresser having so many issues to begin with, I didn’t want sticking drawers to be another!
Wasn’t this a cute one? And all it needed were some fancy new knobs and paint!
My next new post will be this headboard and footboard that are no longer a headboard and footboard!
Update: See what I turned this set into HERE now, and it’s not a bench! 🙂
Have a fabulous week!!
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