Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dresser and Bedroom Makeover

I found this old dresser on Craigslist for $30.  I've been dying to paint a chevron dresser, and this was the perfect style of dresser to test it out.  

 It was pretty banged up when I got it, so I added wood filler where needed.  I removed the hardware and sanded the entire thing down very lightly.

 I primed and painted the everything white.

 I measured the sides and centers to make sure everything was evenly aligned, and then I taped from point to point.  My stripes ended up being a little higher on the right side, but it was close enough.

I painted everything outside of my tape pink, leaving the inside white.

I glazed the entire thing with dark stain and added some polycrylic on top.  It was a little tedious, but really not as hard as I thought it would be.  It was super cheap and I had so much fun doing it!

After finishing this dresser, i was so excited to put it into my girls' room.  I've had a small dresser with broken drawers in their room for the past year and I was excited to get something new.  After putting the new dresser in their room I realized how bare the wall looked above it. So I went into my stash of frames and painted them a variety colors.  I made a chalkboard out of one frame, put chicken wire behind another, stenciled my daughters initials, and  put pictures in the rest. I cut out wood and stenciled letters to make signs.  I spray painted an old lamp base pink, and made a new lamp shade out of chicken wire.  

 When I was all finished, this is how it all turned out!

 I was worried about how all of the different colors would go together, but I ended up really liking the variety :)
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  1. Hi, Amy. This dresser is adorable! I like both the color and the chevron pattern. And your gallery wall is great. I like the mix of colors as well.

  2. Thank you Sonya! Glad you stopped by.

  3. That is so cute! I love the pink hardware. And the colorful wall above it is so friendly and happy. Love it!

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  5. Love it! I really want to do something like this in my daughter's bedroom. Great transformation! Now following on GFC!

  6. Beautiful job! And just love the colors you chose!

  7. Love it! All of it!! Then again I'm partial to pink! ;) Thanks for linking up to Show & Share! Featuring this tomorrow!

  8. This bedroom is pretty much the reason I need a daughter. Love it!


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