Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dresser Upcylce

Finally a post about a project that I worked on for the baby's room!! Better late than never.

So anyways, I have this old antique dresser from my teen years, that mom also used when she did hair. My little brother had used it until my dad bought him a new bedroom set. Well my dad had asked if I wanted it and of course I said yes. At the time I didn't know I was pregnant and really had no idea what I was going to do with it. So it stayed in my dad's garage until a few weeks before I had the baby.

I went on maternity leave at 38 weeks so I got busy working on the dresser. It took me a full week to go from start to finish. One because I was 38 weeks pregnant and two it was really hot to really do too much. I would wake up early and work on it for about an hour or two, that was because I had to let paint dry and that was just about all I could do without getting too tired. Ok now on to how I went about redoing an old dresser.

First I cleaned and lightly sanded the dresser. There were a lot of stickers on this dresser and thanks to goo-be-gone I was able to get them all off.

Next I primed the entire dresser.

Then I painted the dresser. First 2 coats, then I antiqued it with a light brown coat of paint. After that dried I painted another light coat and then used a polyurathane to seal it.

Final product! I love it! I added new knobs and pulls that I found at Hobby Lobby. It has a mirror which you can see on the floor. I still haven't found the right pins to able to hang the mirror on the dresser.

Baby girl will be able to use this dresser for awhile.

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