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

  6. Fashion with proper beauty looks amazing man. Love to see this stuff. Thanks for sharing it.
    Bingo Fun

  7. Great designs and nice articles love to see these designs. Summer Dresses are my favorite if you have those then you should upload on blog. Thanks.