Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Teal Dresser!!

The moment you've all been waiting for... 
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I think the universe is trying to keep me from blogging!

Seriously!

I've told you about how my computer refuses to upload editted photos already.  Well just recently, I lost a whole memory stick full of images that took two weeks to recover, by which point I was too fed up to go through them.  

Then, I lost my DSLR battery charger.  I'm sure it's somewhere, but I'm stuck with my Iphone in the meantime.

Then when I was trying to upload photos last night, Blogger said I was out of storage space and wouldn't let me upload anything!  But this morning I can...weird.

Anyways, back to the dresser...

We left off with this beauty hanging out in our entry hall, just screaming for some fresh paint and new knobs!
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So one night I set off to start priming the thing- later realizing that I always buy Behr Premium Paint + Primer, which negates the need for primer, and I could have saved all that wasted white paint + primer to make stripes on our TV wall, but oh well!
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I like to dive into a project before properly setting up or buying the right supplies, so here we are one coat in, without removing the old knobs or putting cardboard down so I can paint the legs:
Pretty ugly, but it's only one coat in!

The dresser has these little panels on the side, where I decided to use some of the leftover wallpaper from my first dresser make over.
Then came the most exciting part.
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Painting!  Teal! Hummingbird Blue by Martha Stewart, specifically!  I color matched it to Behr Premium Paint + Primer, which is my personal favorite. 

And behold....
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It only took one coat to get this piece looking fantastic, but I did three, because I just love painting that much!
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I switched out the old knobs for some bling bling diamond ring type pulls.
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The dresser is pretty old, and came with lots of dings that I think add character, so I didn't bother to fill in any of these gems:
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Total cost of this make over:
  • Dresser: $0
  • Paint: $15
  • Knobs: $30
Total Cost: $45

Not too bad!

Here's a preview of the carpet that we're 90% sure we're going to be getting after the holidays:
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You like?  It's a nice gray color; we might go lighter, but we'll see.  I'll be sure to keep you updated, as long as technology doesn't keep trying to keep me away!








6 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Looks great. Love the color and the knobs! (That sounds a little dirty...)

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  2. Can't believe how great it looks compared to the start. Great job!

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  3. Teal is such an awesome color! It looks fantastic, you did such a great job. I repainted an old dresser for Lillie's nursery a few years ago and I did the same thing - just dove right in with no regard to how it "should be done". Haha.

    Also, your hair seems shorter?! Super cute!

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  4. You didn't tell me about the panels. Why do you hate me, shauna!

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  5. It looks fantastic. Love the sides and the knobs!

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  6. Fun! It reminds me of Tiffany's with the blue and the bling! :)

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