Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dresser no More

We were tired of our make shift entertainment center. It got the job done but was very bulky and Captain Destructo was able to get into everything. So, we sold it and found ourselves a really awesome dresser for pennies. Then we got to work :)
This was functional but way to low for the little man(talk about killing your eyes!) and the shelves on either side was too tempting for him.

Um, the back of our sweet find...

There's the front!

My men working to dismantle so we may begin :)

And the finished product! (our t.v. looks so much smaller now!)
Life became quite busy and this was done over two weekends so I wasn't staying on top of things and taking pictures...whoopsie.

We took out the top two drawers, bought a piece of wood from Lowes, cut it to fit, painted it and voila...shelves! We also removed the back piece, drilled holes for the cords, painted that as well and slapped it back on once the last coat of sealant was dry. We also kept the original hardware.

This to That

Our only bedroom furniture was a mattress, box spring and one little night stand. It was time for something to put clothes in cause you can't hang underwear!
I found this on Craig's list for a screaming deal and it was new...that means NEVER used. Woot woot!
One day I decided it needed some life to it so we decided to give it a face lift. We bought some, paint, hardware and got to work.

The before dresser....
The little man decided to use the dresser as his drum...

It has flowers painted on the top drawers and flower knobs...not really my style.

Disassembling so we can start painting.

We sanded the whole thing down, but I don't have any pictures of that :)

How's it looking Gabe?


Just letting our last coat of sealant dry before moving it back to the room.

Ta Da! New hard wear, new paint...NEW DRESSER!
I don't have a decent camera so the color doesn't look like its true awesomeness. It's Cafe blue and I'm really loving it!

Here is the night stand but no before picture...sorry.
It's the same color as the dresser! I Swear!

We kept the original hardware for the night stand cause I really loved it.