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!