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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dresser and Picture Makeover

So I might be a newbie at refinishing furniture but after completing 3 projects, I'm ready to have my own HGTV show!  I'm realizing this might just become a new hobby for me and it will keep me busy this winter...if caring for a newborn isn't busy enough.

We found this $5 dresser at a yard sale earlier this month and I had Mike double check it to make sure it was something that would actually last and not fall apart.  There's nothing fancy about it.  But we needed a dresser for the baby and I knew with some TLC, it would work. 

 The before look.  Mike had to reinforce a couple of the drawers but we used some leftover wood laying around. A secret to making drawers slide in and out smoothly is to rub bar soap on the edges of the drawer.  Works like a charm every time!

Sanding is finished, now to start painting!

 Painting is finished, now to dry!

I bought the drawer knobs off Ebay and they match perfectly with the wall paint color!

I grew up with this picture in my room.  My room colors were peach and blue (not my choice) so just imagine this picture in a bright peach frame.  I forgot to take a picture of the before frame.  It was pretty hideous but apparently those colors were trendy 25 years ago, or at least that's what Mom always said.  I took this picture to Michaels and they selected a new mat for the picture and I painted the frame white. 

I had a hard time capturing the picture because of the glare coming thru the window and off the ceiling light.  This was the best shot I could get.  But I'm so happy with the way it turned out and I think it's pretty cool that our baby girl will grow up with the same picture that I grew up with...just updated colors!

1 comment:

  1. Ashley, beautiful job! Each piece is a testament of love! Perfect!!!