Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your input on the painting of our nursery. You guys are incredible and I am so grateful for your advice. It is EXACTLY what I needed to seal the deal. I can’t wait to show you guys what we decided on. Stick around, it should be coming in the next couple of weeks.
Last October I did my first furniture refinishing. A lot of you weren’t here then, so I’ll let you in on what happened. I found a fantastic dresser on KSL – old, scratched, dented, really banged up.
I sanded, painted, glazed, and finished with polyurethane to become this.
One big problem….I didn’t like it. What I had pictured in my head is NOT what was sitting before me.
Fast forward a few months and we started changing everything up in our house. This was my chance to change the dresser as well. It’s in my son’s room where we have a sports theme. One of my favorite things in the room is the border.
It gave me the inspiration I needed for the colors. I was thinking navy, glazed with the darker blue (similar to what you see in the border). Here’s the new dresser:
I filled in the floral designs with Wood Filler (since so many of you suggested they were too feminine for a boys’ room and I had to agree). I also swapped out the aged bronze hardware for brushed nickel.
I didn’t end up glazing it, because I thought I had a dark enough blue for the glaze, but when I started applying it, you couldn’t even see it. Oh well! I still really like it better this way.
Remember how I mentioned we moved my son into a “big boy bed” last week? Earlier this year I found a headboard at my local thrift store for $5. That got painted as well to match the dresser.
I know you all love the bedding right now, right? Haha! Don’t worry, I’m working on it.
Riley Blake Designs recently came out with the perfect line for that project – Play Ball.
I just happen to be lucky enough to have in my possession a layer cake of this line (thanks to one of my best friends and the quilters’ market meet-up.)
I’m still pretty hazy on how I should do the quilt, so if any of you have a great quilt design that I could use my layer cake for, PLEASE tell me about it!!!!!
Step-by-step things are finally coming together in my house – YAY!
So what do you think? Dresser Transformation #2 better???