Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dresser Transformation and a Giveaway Winner!

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I'm finally almost done with the nursery :) ....almost. I say that now, and then I think of all I have to do and least I have the crib up and the painting done! To save money, I decided to use what I had for the most of the nursery, which means a few furniture transformations :) and which means a lot of handmade stuff. So, I know a lot of what I do around here is a lot of DIY stuff on decorating the home. The home pertains to pretty much everyone, but the nursery on the other hand is a smaller percentage. So, I'm just giving you all a heads up, I have a ton...I mean a ton...of DIY projects for the nursery, since that's obviously my life right now. So I'm going to start a series soon: A Handmade Nursery. Don't worry...I'll be sure to add in a few other non related nursery DIY projects in there too :)

Now lets get on with the first furniture transformation ...
 So, here's the before of the dresser. I was given this by a neighbor who was going to throw it out. Nice huh?

 Maybe someone else's style, just not mine :) I did spraypaint it awhile back when I pretty much spraypainted everything but the dog (actually, he may have been spraypainted, but it was unintentional and totally his nosey butt's fault)...but I decided it needed another update. Plus the spraypaint left much to be desired :).... apparently I wasn't really patient back then and didn't care to wait for the spraypaint to dry to add more about lots of drips lol.

To finish the dresser to it's new luster, I sanded the heck out of it. Mainly to get rid of the leaf print which was raised a bit. ...and the spraypaint runs ;)
Next was to prime and then paint.
 For the paint, I used Crisp Linen White from Glidden. As I said before, this is my go to white paint. It isn't stark white; it gives off a little warmth, but it's pretty much as white as you can get :)

As for the knobs, I got some cute flat white flower knobs from Hobby Lobby for $1.50 each (on sale).
 I love what a fresh coat of paint can do to anything!
Now to finish the rest of the nursery and all the shopping...these babies require a lot of stuff lol. In T minus 5 weeks, I'm getting a little overwhelmed :)
Any tips on what I for sure need before this baby comes would be greatly appreciated! :)

........Now for the Verde Lifestyles Giveaway Winner....according to, goes to Courtney! Comment #5! Guess it finally pays to be one of the first commenters :) Courtney, check your email, I'll be getting in contact with you soon!! Congratulations!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!