My baby girl is growing up! She is in a big girl bed now and her room is starting to take shape, with the addition of cute curtains, a desk and a super sweet pink chair. Up today: the adorable dresser I transformed for her room. Here it is before:
I fell in love with this dresser when I saw it on Craigslist. It's four feet tall and three feet wide, which is exactly what I need for her room. As you can see, her changing table/dresser is a little too wide now that the curtains are in place:
I decided to sell the changing table/dresser on Craigslist. I was able to sell it for the same price I paid for her new-to-her dresser. Love that! The changing table was in great shape - just too big for the space and (at least to me) was obviously a changing table. Plus, I'll admit it: I was thrilled to part with the changing table if only because we are Officially Done With Diapers and Pull-Ups. The new dresser is a Thomasville and beautifully made. Jamie and I went to check it out together and were thrilled with the condition. It was listed for $100, but totally worth it, since the only thing it needed was a little paint (unlike Big's new dresser and desk, which required far more work and new hardware).
I took a few hours and got out my primer and paint. This time, I tried two coats of Zinsser oil based primer, and holy moly cow - why didn't I do this before? It made such a difference! I only needed two top coats, the top coats were far smoother and easier to apply. I will probably do this all the time now (especially given my proclivity to paint everything white). I used just two coats of Dover White and then two coats of Polycrilic in satin finish. As for hardware, I adored the vintage looking hardware on the piece and just painted them with Dover White spraypaint. Here they are before and after:
Finally, here is the piece all together and in her room.
Doesn't it look great? Little's room is really coming along! I have more to do - mirror and art on the walls, accessories ... stay tuned!
See you swoon,