Friday, September 13, 2013

Dresser Re-do

I would venture to say that I am a very enthusiastic person. Those that know me would probably agree with that statement. With that being said, sometimes I'm a little over enthusiastic and over ambitious when it comes to DIY projects. Like this one.

It was on a rare Saturday that we had absolutely no plans. We were so excited to have an entire day to ourselves. We slept in, made a big breakfast and just relaxed. But by noon, I was antsy. I had to get up and do something. Anything. Then it hit me. Let's redo our dresser! I already had the primer and paint. David, being as sweet as he is, nodded his head out of sheer "husbandly" love and we emptied the whole thing and brought it out onto our patio.

After getting it outside and searching for an electric sander for 30 minutes, we ended up having to sand it down by hand. After about 45 minutes of sanding, we had to go search for paint brushes. After searching for... awhile, we came to the conclusion that we left them at the other church campus during VBS time. Soon, I began to feel a little defeated. Why on earth didn't I plan this out a little better?! We finally found 2 beat up brushes and decided to use them to prime the dresser.  

Did I mention that it was 97 degrees outside with a heat index in the 100's that day? Yeah. (Sorry again babe!) Thankfully, the paint didn't bubble in the heat or get too sticky. That would have made this a complete fail. Anyway, while the primer dried we decided to cool off and run to Lowes to buy polyurethane to seal the dresser and to buy replacement drawer pulls. Why did we need to replace those you ask? Please check the picture below and don't become too jealous.

Oh yeah! Check that baby out. Cute, huh? Let's just say Hobby Lobby saved the day with their big selection of knobs and drawer pulls! 

So after gallivanting through Hobby Lobby and getting a tad bit sidetracked by their Christmas decorations, we selected these three knobs. (The picture on the right is an image I found on pinterest to show you the color scheme of our bedroom. Plum, mustard yellow and mint instead of sage.)

We ended up buying three of the one in the middle, taking it home and hating it on the dresser. They were just too small. So we went back, shopped around some more and left with three new knobs that we absolutely love!

Are you ready to see the finished product? Let me remind you of what it looked like before.

 And after...

 Tada! We love it. It is kind of difficult to see what color it is but it sea foam/mint green.  Like these super cute bikes! >>>

There you have it! After enduring the heat, hand sanding and lack of preparation, we have a lovely mint green dresser that I adore. Have you ever tried to tackle a project on the fly, only to realize it was much bigger than expected? Please share in the comment section below. 


  1. Love it, Chrisi! I love that seafoam kinda-minty green. Beautiful. And Hobby Lobby is THE PLACE for drawer pulls. I got some gorgeous ones for Isabel's recently refinished furniture. Keep the posts coming!

    1. Thanks Rachael! I am huge fan of any colors in the Seafoam/Mint family. I almost consider it a neutral, it will go with anything kind of color :-)