Anyone who knows me knows I love FREE things! Who doesn't right? A good percentage of things throughout my house were free. I am cheap lets face it. I cringe if I have to buy something new and full price. Don't get me wrong...I love new things, but, at a discount. A lot of the time something old can be made to look new and then you feel this huge since of accomplishment....Look what I did! Such a better feeling than paying tons of money. (which by the way I don't have...)
So this is what I ended up with....for Free!!
Lovely right? Um, No.
So, I am always on the hunt for free dressers. I got this little cutie from the free section of craigslist a little while back. (You and the free section should become good friends!)
Now this little guy looks pretty good in the pictures, but I did give him some TLC. It is amazing what people will do in their own repair work. Some of these drawers were hot glued back together! I did a few nailing and wood gluing to make things better.
I also sanded it pretty good, because there was a lot of...I don't know what...sticky stuff on it.
Then I went to get some paint, from my garage.
I wanted some type of blue, but I only had a small amount. So I got some white paint and an old perler bead bucket and started mixing. A little blue goes a long way!
Then I painted the dresser. I wanted to try something different since it was going in my little 3 year old's room, so I busted out some vinyl and cut letters to use as a stencil, and painted some numbers on each drawer. I didn't have the money to replace the knobs, so they just got painted too. Then I distressed it on the edges and the numbers..... Voila!
A "new" dresser for free!
I am so happy with how it turned out and, yes...I get a little grin on my face when I walk into my little boy's room! Look what I did!
Gotta love that "I accomplished something" feeling!
Lots of Love,
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