|I haven't been this excited about a piece of revamped furniture in a loooong time. Oh me oh my, it all came together so wonderful! As always, I started without much of a plan... In fact, I had no intentions of buying a dresser. But my friend Esther was having a huge and fantabulous barn sale, and I just happened to bring my truck... and there was this antique dresser for eight bucks... never mind it had no drawer pulls (they're easy enough to find in my piles of hoarded goods) and that it was full of mouse turds (that's what they invented shop vacs for) and veneer was missing (thanks to Blue Star Antiques who recently filled me in on iron-on veneer you can buy in rolls - that was not going to a problem).... My mom happened to be accompanying me and when she noticed me eyeing it up she quickly tried to steer me away. "Another dresser is the last thing you need! You have way too much to work on as it is...". Obviously I didn't listen.|
Here's how I fixed this spot:
I LOVED these gorgeous little keyholes, but they were only on the drawers I removed and were missing on the ones I was keeping. So that was easy, they popped off easily by sliding a putty knife under them.
|I used this stencil on the drawers. I was going to go for an "all over" look, but when I stopped at this, I decided I liked the sleek look. I think I'll leave it... but not 100% sure.|
So now we look like this and I'm looking for some wood for the "floor" of the dresser and also ransacking my stash or knobs and drawer pulls:
|Tobin is checking out his new "entertainment center".|
|I actually bought the record player at the same garage sale as I got the dresser. Thanks, Esther!!!|