I finally finished my daughters dresser today! I found her on my local classifieds for an easy $20.
I had looked for months for the perfect dresser for her room and was looking at a new one--crazy I know, but I was desperate. Until 9:00 one night I was browsing the classifieds when I saw an ad for a $20 dresser. I immediately sent a text the seller to make sure I read the price right. She said that it was not a mistake. I immediately called her and set up an appointment for next day and I could not have been happier with my final purchase. Sometimes you just have to be patient...
Well, she was in great shape, with cute lines and gorgeous feet. But just not what I wanted for my little princess. Here is her before picture:
I cleaned, and sanded her then applied several coats of Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint, sanding between coats. Then debated what finish to apply to the drawers. Last week I made these bars and used a cellophane bag to wrap up my treats as gifts. I was admiring the pattern on the bag when I realized it was just what I was looking for. I slapped it down on my $5 projector (a thrift store find) and it looked perfect. How's that for an easy transfer!
If you don't have a projector you can always check one out from your local library.
I used the projector to place the image on the drawer, and traced the image onto my drawers and then moved the drawer to finish off the pattern.
Next I took my fine point paint brush and a bottle of acrylic paint and filled in my pencil marks. Moving from top to bottom to avoid touching any wet paint. This was a slow process, but well worth it!
I let the drawers dry, and cleaned off any extra pencil marks, sanded, and distressed some of the edges. Then applied 3 coats of Polycrylic.
Installed her knobs, and she was finally finished!! Hallelujah!
Now for some beauty shots:
Do you like her? I do and most importantly my three year old princess does too! She told me I was the best mommy ever! Gotta love that -- especially since her dresser is not her favorite color-pink. And everything she loves is PINK!
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