Dresser Redo

Finally! I can almost cross something off of my never ending "project" list. A few months ago, I acquired a dresser from one of my friends. Now mind you, it wasn't in great shape, but I knew I could eventually do something with it. It's a little wobbly and needs some work done on the drawers, but it's fully functional. Up until now that's all I've cared about, until I saw this.

It's safe to say that inspiration struck! So today, we made progress towards this goal. 

I was fortunate enough to snag a free paint sample from Valspar a few weeks ago thanks to one of their promotions. I wasn't sure what I would end up using it for, but I knew I'd find something. The color I chose was "Crystal Aqua." When the box arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see a mini paint tray and roller to use with the sample! 

Kudos to Valspar!!!

Now on the nitty gritty stuff. This is how the dresser looked prior to any work (minus the drawers which don't need painting at the moment).

I put my man to work doing most of the sanding. Of course this meant I was free to take an obnoxious number of photos!

...and of course we couldn't leave the dogs inside.

...back to what this post is really about.
After sanding and one coat of paint (which was pretty much the entire paint sample) this is what we had.

Unfortunately, we needed more paint for the much needed second coat. So while the first coat dried a bit, J went to Lowes for another sample size of paint. Apparently our Lowes doesn't sell the sample size so he came home with a full quart...but that just means more for another project, right? I didn't get to take any photos of the finished-for-now product because by the time I finished the second coat it was too dark. However, you get the general idea. Once the paint fully cures, I'm planning to sand some of the edges to distress it that way it doesn't look too perfect. The only other things left to do are:
1. Stabilize it since it wobbles a little bit
2. Fix the one broken drawer
3. Buy scrapbook paper to decopage the drawer fronts
4. Decide on which adhesive to use for #3
5. Buy and install new knobs
I'm wanting to wait for a great scrapbooking sale at JoAnn's Fabric or Hobby Lobby so I can get a whole book of paper to choose from. So depending on how long that takes, and how long it takes me to decide on knobs will depends on when you'll see the actual finished product. But don't worry. Just stay tuned for this fixer upper:

More on this curbside find later...

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