Saturday, August 22, 2009

she's crafty!

The other day I was at a meeting that was right across from a Goodwill Store, so I decided to drop in to see what kind of random stuff they have for sale. I was looking for a good chair that I could have re-upholstered to use in Josh's office, but I came across this small dresser instead. It looked pretty sad and was in need of some TLC, but it was still in good condition overall. I saw it's potential and it was only $25, so I bought it!

This past week, I started on my project to refinish this dresser and make it into something great! I purchased some high gloss black paint ($10), and some new hardware for the drawers ($9). I had all the painting supplies that I needed, and borrowed some polyurethane (the top coat) from Allison.

Each coat of paint took 2 days to fully dry because it was in my garage and it has been so humid lately. Once that was dry, I slapped on a coat of polyurethane, and then added the hardware. Josh found the perfect spot for it in our bedroom and it totally coordinates with our existing bedroom furniture!

The final product!

Not too shabby for a $44 project, huh?

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  1. Thank looks great Lauren!!! I love it when projects turn out how I envisioned! xx

  2. I can't wait until we are down there and maybe you and I can tackle something together. Your dresser looks great.

    Thanks for babysitting Billy this week.

  3. Wow! You are crafty! Want to come and redo my house, LOL! :)

  4. Looks good...."and she's just my type!...she's crafty!" Beastie Boys!

  5. You did a great job! It looks awesome!!

  6. Amazing what you can get done when you don't have any guests lounging on your couch! ;) Looks great!

  7. very cool, looks great!

  8. Hi Sweetie,
    The dresser looks great! That's my crafty girl!