Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Project Flashback #1

I figured that since I am so super busy with all my current, time-consuming-projects-that-make-me-too-busy-to-do-quick-and-easy-to-share-projects, I would share a few of my past projects with you.  These are all pretty old, and I originally posted them on my family's personal blog.

This first one is from last summer.

One of the homes that my husband had listed for sale (he's a Realtor) had this dresser with a matching nightstand in it that had been abandoned. I had been looking for a big dresser for my boys to use and was so excited when I found out I could have the set.

This is what it started out looking like. It was nasty, nasty, nasty.

I'm assuming that a teenage boy had it (judging not only by the look of the dresser/nightstand combo, but also by the looks of the room they came from).  And I have to admit that I was a little afraid of finding nasties (any kind of nasties...let your imagination run wild!) in this dresser somewhere.  Much to my relief, I found nothing inside but a bunch of dust bunnies.


After a coat of primer, two coats of paint, new pull handles and less than $50.00, this is what it looks like now. It's still not perfect, but it's at least clean and usable. And nice enough that I was okay putting it in our bedroom since the boys have no room whatsoever in theirs.

This was my first solo attempt at a big refurbishing project.  Did I do okay for a newbie?  I did learn a few things along the way, that's for sure!

3 comments:

Amithigirl said...

You did fantastic for a newbie, congratulations:)

hopeandjoyhome said...

Very nice! That looks expensive!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

It looks great! I bet your husband finds all sorts of cool stuff abandoned in houses. Good for free projects!

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