Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dresser for the Nursery

To say I'm nesting would be an understatement.  In fact, I'm starting to freak out a little bit about not having the nursery done.  What if this little one comes early?  AHH - I can't even think about it.

Going into the weekend I had one thing on my mind - refinishing/painting Baby H's dresser!  Originally I was going to use chalk paint, but I just couldn't rationalize spending $80 on paint when I got the dresser AND a nightstand for $75 off Craigslist.  Just didn't make sense to me.  So, instead, hubby has been working hard on stripping and sanding.  In fact, he got such a jump on it that I didn't have time to take "proper" before pictures.  I had gone out to run errands and he had already started stripping (the paint that is), so I snapped some during pics instead.  Here's what we started with (don't mind the messy garage):

The dresser itself is Basset - and it had been well loved (with lots of layers of white paint) for years before it ended up here.

I really liked the French Linen color, so I found a paint color that was similar at The Home Depot - Behr Olivewood.  I had thought about staining the top in a walnut color to match the crib, but in the end, we ended up just painting the whole thing.

For the knobs, I wasn't sure what I wanted - so I headed over to Hobby Lobby to check out what they had.  As I was standing in the knob isle, I wondered why there were so many people crowded into that space.  Then I realized that all of their knobs and pulls were 50% off.  SCORE!  I picked up, and put down, a few different choices, until I found these stars.  They were perfect!  In the basket they went, at only $1.50 apiece!

They didn't have any pulls that fit, so luckily Home Depot was just across the street.  I ran over there and found these.  Simple, but the color matched and the price was right.  Once again - in the basket they went.

I am so thrilled with the final product.  It looks perfect in the room against the light aqua paint.  Exactly what I wanted.  Once more project down!!

This weekend we tackle the electrical spool table.  That should be interesting.  I already have hubby strategizing to figure out how it will work.  The crib will be delivered on Thursday - moving right along!!  Starting to feel a little better, but I won't rest until it's all done!


Linking Up To:

The Shabby Nest

Friday Flair at Whipperberry 

The 36th Avenue

Junkie handmade projects




  1. I love the look of that dresser! And your star knobs are adorable. So cute!

  2. what a great dresser-looks to be soo much storage!

  3. What a beautiful dresser and I love the knobs too! I'd love for you to come join our party!

  4. So cute! I love the color you chose and knobs are awesome! I would love for you to come link this up at my party - http://www.literallyinspired.com/2012/01/wytbw-can-i-get-do-over.html - if you have time.

    Hope to see you there and congrats on your little one!


  5. I love this! I actually redid a dresser that is almost identical to this in the shape/style and use it as my entertainment center/toy & game storage! I love the color you chose and the star knobs are adorable! What a lucky baby!

    Elizabeth @ HighWireLiving.blogspot.com