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Sunday, April 11, 2010

At it Again

I am a woman obsessed so I am posting some more of my projects!

I inherited this dresser from my Mom. You can tell it's not the newest of dressers but I love the lines of it and it reminds me of my childhood! So I decided one day that I was going to paint it. Well the process was a lot longer/more tedious/more difficult than I had thought! But I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

First we invested in a sander. We got a little hand one and it worked well, except that for the next month we had brown dust all over everything in our place! Sanding was by far the toughest part. It had quite the finish on it that was difficult to get off. So the dresser took up space in our living room for quite a while.

I primed it and painted it white. I love the new look of it, but I'm not sure I love the hardware on it. I've been having the hardest time finding hardware I like/that's affordable. I would love to find some of those antique looking glass knobs, but I haven't been able to locate any. Anyone know where I can find them?? Let me know if you do!

So this next project was tons of fun and very easy!!

(That's Caleb's cute note for me. Isn't he adorable??)
I bought this frame from the thrift store, took out the picture and the glass. I picked up some chalk board spray paint from Canadian Tire. Chalk board spray paint just might be the greatest invention ever.
I replaced the glass with a piece of cardboard that I had spray painted, hung it by our door, and now we have a place to leave messages to each other!
I can't decide of I want to leave this frame as it is or spray paint it a fun color...or maybe white?
Any suggestions?
What would you do?

I also covered this bulletin board for my desk/craft area.
I picked the bulletin board up from Ikea, got a fat quarter from a fabric store, and then used craft glue to glue it on. I also spraypainted the frame. I love how it turned out! It adds some color to our living area.

Can you guess where I bought this little owl??

Ok, have you guessed yet?

He's from the dollar store!
I was pretty impressed with myself for finding him! He was not this pretty when I found him though. He was brown and green and very 70's looking. But I fixed him up with some white spray paint and I love him!

This is my little craft area I've been working on. I have yet to thread the sewing machine! But I am wanting to learn how to use it. The last time I sewed I was probably 12 years old. I think my little area has come together nicely!
Thanks for humoring me and letting me shamelessly write about me and all my amazing projects! haha!


Lyndsey said...

Kail, you are inspiring me! I also have a dresser to refinish (but don't know what colour - I'm thinking a distressed aqua?), have been wanting to do a bulletin board for
Elysse's room, and I love the chalkboard and the owl! You're my kind of Martha!
Love you!

Skye and Aaron said...

You are amazing!!! I love the dresser. Um, look on ebay for some of those glass knobs. I've seen them on there before. I love all the stuff you've done. I would paint the frame white, but that's just me. It looks great the way it is. I can't believe how much you're doing!!! It's all fantastic!!!

The Lawlor's said...

I love the owl, your bulletin board and what a good idea for the chalkboard.

I would spray paint the frame black then white and then destress it...that way you get black destressing rather than gold.

Sew Much Ado said...

Hey Kailey! I have a half-done dresser that I may actually have the motivation to get finished now, your's is really cute! Have you checked Ikea for handles? I couldn't find the glass knobs there, but I did find really cute handles that were super cheap on clearance, and they actually had a pretty good selection. I know that Home Depot in Utah has the glass knobs, but they're kind of pricey (at least for a cheapo like me). I love your frame and chalk board too! I've been looking for a frame just like that but never have good luck.

Sami-Jane said...

kailey! I hope you check old posts! landon made me a dresser with glass knobs, he got them from home hardware, and if you are ok with smaller ones they weren't even expensive (just a few dollars each)...
love your blog!