The sweetest things in life, aren't things......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Finshed Project-Dresser

So I finished the dresser, It was quick and easy. And I am in Love with the end results!

BEFORE

I think my kind of nesting isn't cleaning...I think my kind of nesting is painting, sanding, and refurbishing. It consumes my thoughts! I find my once a week DI visit has turned into , well, a lot more than once a week! HA!

AFTER
(ready for your close-up MR. Chest of Drawers?)

I painted the chest-of-drawers Ottertail from Kilz. I had left over paint from my family room. I gave it a thick "one-coater" and then sanded it down. I wanted to see the white underneath and the wood to give it a vintage/ antique feel. Then I stained Ebony stain over that. Let it cure for twenty minutes and wiped it down. I kept the little knobs for the top two drawers and spray painted them black, then just bought cheap Wal-mart knobs for the other drawers and spray painted those black also!

Here is the end result~



It has given me plenty of room for Caleb and the new baby's things!

Also, for those of you who tried the detergent recipe, my cousin sent me one for Dish washer detergent.

Dish washer Detergent
~just use equal parts of washing soda to Borax
(Example....mix 2 cups Borax and two cups washing soda)
Use two tablespoons per load.

And
for rinseaid

Use vinegar instead of jetdry!

She said it worked great! So I thought I would pass it along and give it a try also!

19 comments:

Darla and Kirk Nuttall said...

okay seriously it turned out AWESOME!!!! You might have inspired me to refurbish an old set of chester drawers I have.

Kristin said...

LOVE IT!!!! Way to go woman!! You are such an inspiration:)

Jamie said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me! And all this while 9 months prego.

Monica said...

Love it!!! I wish I saw the potential in things like you do .. I just need to get out there and try thanks for all the pics and tips

C.B. said...

My heck Bonnie you are amazing! You sure know how to make that ugly DI furniture beautiful! Thanks for the dishwasher tip I am going to try that out.

Kristin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE DRESSER!! Love the color! I know sometimes I wish my motivation to refinish furniture would turn into motivation to clean my house. That will never happen though. :)
I can't wait to see more of your projects.
Hopefully, we will head down to Cedar this summer to see Lisa and I will have to come see your cute house!!

Jess and Dusty said...

That looks really great Bonnie! Its funny, I saw that chest of drawers at DI and wanted it, but we don't need it. ( i have to limit myself). What you did looks fabulous!

Becca said...

Ooh, Bon, it does look divine, and I love the name "ottertail" for a paint color. Is there one knob missing on the top drawer, or is that middle knob just smaller than the others?

It's nice to have a big dresser for all the sweet little baby clothes.

Lindsey said...

Love the finished product...once again you've out done yourself! I wish I had the drive to do projects like you.
Love ya!

Forever Young said...

You are something else! I love it soo..much!

Ana Church said...

I love the dresser Bonnie. Good job! I bet it looks even better in person.

Pugh Family said...

I think you might be the queen! Maybe you can give me some tips on the bed we inherited for Alecia's room (yellow and purple!) Would you sand it down before repainting, or not?

Jenna said...

That dresser is so cool - I need a giant thing like that for my girls!

The Meyers said...

Bonnie, you amaze me. Where do you find the energy?

Christina said...

Wow Bonnie! That looks amazing!! You have got serious talent! And thanks for the 'recipes'. I love it when people share awesome things like that. I am definitely trying those:)

Hans, Shell, Gabe, Hiett and Sunny Sunflower said...

When are you having this baby!!??? I'll call you soon, as soon as my life isn't hectic and before your doubles in hecticness! Is that a word? Good luck with everything!

Kristen said...

Wow- If you still are nesting I have a project that I started like 4 years ago! I am stuck I don't know what to do with it. Ha! Good luck with the baby soon!!!

Mandy said...

It turned out GREAT! I Love it! I bet Caleb does too. I would really like to learn how to do this. Do you have a website you go to or something you can email me that teaches you how to do it?

Katie Lee said...

Happy 'day your baby is due.' where is little lucas? I absolutely love the dresser. so fab... super jealous. Love you!