I started scouring thrift stores and kijiji ads and found this little beauty at Value Village for $13. The drawers were in great condition, she was wood, and I knew I could fix her up.
My handsome husband getting his hands dirty. I don’t know what they used to paint the top of the dresser white (white-out? nail polish?) but once we started at it, it practically peeled off.
I wanted to find something somewhat similar to the first dresser so when I saw an add on kijiji for this one I was thrilled. The gal posted it for $15 but since I had exactly $13 change in my wallet she agreed to let it go for that price. I thought it was a good deal – 2 solid wood dressers for $13 each – not bad!
I wanted the dressers to be fairly neutral in color, nothing too wild like this dresser makeover! I chose Heirloom White by Rustoleum, a very popular color and rightfully so, it’s beautiful. I was able to get 2 coats of paint on the first dresser before it got too windy and I had to stop. I hoped the next day would allow me to finish but it was too cold so we moved the dresser back into the boys room and hoped for a nice day soon. I watched the forecast like a hawk, looking for a window of weather that allowed me to finish this project. The next week I was given a gift from Mother Nature of one beautiful day that I was able to haul the dressers and drawers out (by myself!) to finish the first dresser and start and finish the second. It snowed the next day. True story.
The dressers in my work station on our back pad.
I made the boys some popcorn to keep them occupied while I painted. Of course the entire bowl ended up on the grass but they ate it anyway. (Yes, that’s Porter in shorts and a cut off. I told you, that day was a gift!)
And here they are in all their glory, moved back into the boy’s room.
The hardware I chose for the set. I was originally going to get handles but really liked the look of these knobs. I think the dressers look like they are wearing double breasted jackets!
And here they are, sitting side by side, not identical but close enough to match. Kinda like brothers.