The next dresser is take 2 on dresser painting. It is next to dresser 1,so I want them to look similar. I have had dresser 2 for as long as I have been living on my own, it was my grandma's. My Grandma was a pretty crafty lady in her own way and I am sure she would like to have the dresser loved and used as much as it has been. I just hope the paint job I give it doesn't eff it up!
Monday, December 12, 2011
I have read all of the DIY painting tutorials on furniture. After the toybox debacle, I was pretty apprehensive, but the other option was to have an ugly dresser with no character, so I tried again. I still am not a pro. It is an art that I am convinced I will learn though. The dresser was originally all oak wood. I painted it in SW Gris, distressed it with sandpaper, and then put a varnish gloss over. I think that I will paint the handles black and stain the distressed parts darker.
Working on the little one's room has proven to be difficult. On one hand, I need to keep all of her toys and colorful playmats around. On the other hand, I want to make it cute and eclectic in it's own right. The grouping of the paper lanterns was one thing that I saw on a blog a long time ago. I have saved it in my mental home decor bank, and today I did it. I think they look cute. Work in progress!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
We are IN! We are still minus most of our furniture, it will arrive Saturday. We have spent 2 nights in our new home so far and it is so peaceful and cozy. I am in love. I will never take having a home for granted again. Here are some sneak peeks: