Monday, June 25, 2012

Little man's new dresser

Last week I mentioned a few projects I've been working on. One of them was a dresser for Beck's room. The poor little guy has never had a real dresser, so I figured it was about time. My parents gave this to us and it has been sitting in our garage for a while just waiting to be painted and put to use.
The dresser was still in really good shape, just needed some cosmetic work. Luckily most of the stain that was on it before was pretty much worn off so I didn't need to sand it. Since I skipped the sanding and went straight to priming, I used Zinsser primer, that stuff works like a champ. After I did a couple coats of primer I started painting! Here is my finished dresser in all it's orange glory!
I ended up doing 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint. I already had the primer and I knew it wouldn't take much paint so I just bought 2 samples of Valspar paint for a total of $6! I love a cheap makeover.

I got these knobs at Hobby Lobby for $1.50 a piece. I love them! They do a great job of pulling in the blue from his crib bedding. I am so excited to get working on his room! Now that the dresser is done I can focus on accessorizing and dressing up the walls. I can't wait. Here's one more before and after.
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  1. It looks awesome!! I love that shade of orange :) Those Valspar samples are perfect aren't they?! I'm so glad they came out with those.

  2. Super cute!! Orange is one of my favourite colours so naturally I love this! Those knobs are adorable!

  3. Caute! What a lovely shade of orange and the knobies are adorable.


  4. Found your blog via Nate's fb post- you are so talented! I absolutely love your blog, it will be a new favorite for sure!

  5. Lovely change! Those knobs are adorable. Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

  6. Love the orange color! Great job redoing it! Love your blog and am your newest follower! Come follow me back and enter my giveaway going on if you'd like-

  7. what a fun bright orange! perfect for a little man!

  8. The dresser looks great! Doesn't it give you confidence to do more? I love DIY'ing!


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