Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dresser Makeover: Stage One

Don't laugh at me.

For the last 5 years, we have been living with a bedroom dresser that looked like this:

In his bachelor days, Mr. Z's mother had bought this dresser and put a "fun" treatment of gray paint topped with a textured black speckled spray paint. It's been missing one knob for as long as I can remember, and the handle on the top left was never secured properly so it was spinning around and around, leaving a perfect little circle in its path. But we all know how Mother-In-Laws can sometimes be, so I left her lovely dresser alone as she had made it...until I could no longer stand it.

Armed with my trusty CP Hazelnut Cream paint and a brush, I knocked this baby out in a short time, while Dora the Explorer babysat in the other room.

So halfway through the makeover, the dresser now looks like this:

I added two coats of paint - even though it could have used a third coat (or a good sanding previous to painting) over that aweful paint treatment - because I'm lazy I like the texture it adds.

I still need to get new hardware, and add a wee bit more distressing, but for now it's shaping up.

As a side note, my favorite tree finally burst open with it's vibrant, pink, spring blooms.

{yeah. I'll leave you with the photo of the trash can, for sale sign and vehicle.}

Have a great day ya'll!


  1. Looking good already! Can't wait to see the rest- I love projects like these :)

  2. Your tree is gorgeous! Does it smell good, too?

    We had dressers like that until last year. I painted them black several years ago and they looked SOOO much better!

  3. Hey! I didn't know you had an awesome tree in your front yard! It's pretty. I made a blog. It's i think you should check it out!

  4. I love remodeling furniture like that... it takes me forever to get around to it too. Don't worry.

  5. I just found your blog through 'On The Banks Of Squaw Creek'. I always love finding Iowa bloggers! I'm pretty new to this blogging stuff [I started at the beginning of the year] but I'm falling in love with it! You have a wonderful blog! If you end up selling your house will you stay in the area? So glad I found you...I'm your newest follower! :)

    Murdocks Mama