- It would be nice to have a garage (wind-free-zone) to finish refinishing the dresser.
- But we don't have a garage right now.
- The homes we have looked at here in Pampa will require TLC to make them "home" for us (We are not ready to purchase anything yet... but have looked at a few homes here to get a feeling for what is available). So when we move into our next home our To Do list will grow.
- Why build on what is going to be a long list by waiting to complete a project?
- Our apartment's roof deck is right off of Lucy's room - making for an easy move.
- I had a week with a pretty clear schedule and a short to do list = free time.
All this to say, I finished the dresser in a little under a week, but it has taken us - what? - like 5 months to get from the original product to the finished masterpiece. Phew.... that's a long time.....
To help you remember what we started with:
We removed the hardware and began sanding:
(Naked) dresser - with some of the new hardware:
Not pictured: Brad drilled new holes in each of the lower 6 drawers, making space for new hardware, in the middle.
Also not pictured: Move to Pampa.
Dresser ready for it's new coats of primer, paint and poly, (after filling old holes from old hardware):
The finished product!:
And what little girl's dresser would be complete without cute drawer liner? Lucy needed some polka-dots. Wrapping paper from Wal-Mart and double sided tape gave the dresser that final touch that took it from "functional" to "fabulous."
I am so happy that the dresser is done! It was the first piece of furniture that Brad and I have refinished (I've done lamps, candlesticks and stools before - but nothing as big as a dresser!) and we are thrilled with the results! And it's one less thing that we are going to need to do eventually when we move into a home. :)
Next up.... I need to find a mirrored vanity for Lucy's room. With all that hair, we are going to need a space to get our style on..... :)