let's talk about my bedroom dresser. now... this thing was ugly. i have stained it, which i will show, then decided i didn't like it and painted it. i wish i had a before-before picture. this is the closest thing i have (please don't judge).
thankfully my dad used to own a construction business, so he has all sorts of awesome tools. when we moved down here, the big ol' rim with the cute-sy heart got the saw. yep. he took an electric saw to it and the heavens sang when that horrible piece of wood came crashing off of the dresser to the floor. i think even the dresser was thanking the Lord that the hideous piece was gone. amen!
so then we sanded, stripped, restained and refinished the dresser. and it looked like this:
and i still didn't like it. it looked well... not very good. we worked so hard, but i think it's just the finish i used was no good. we used a spray finish instead of brushing it on. that was a mistake. i won't do that ever again. so while this was a GIANT improvement, it still wasn't good. we spent a good amount of money buying sandpaper, varnish stripping stuff, some tools, stain and finish. not as much as buying a new dresser certainly, but it was still a good amount of money so i was hesitant to paint it even though i didn't like it. well, one day phil accidentally bought the wrong color of paint for our wall, so now that we had it i used it to paint the dresser! (we are using it for a couple other projects soon that i will post about too.) just because we spent money trying to get our dresser a certain way well, it didn't work! so why leave it a way that you don't like it just because you spent money on it? i mean, that seems silly. so now she's painted and happy and looking like this:
much better in my opinion. the legs will be painted silver soon i think and i will add knobs as soon as i figure out what i want...
confession: i didn't pull the dresser away from the wall when i did this because i was being lazy. then i messed up the wall.. ha oops : ) and the be 100% honest, one side is still left unpainted since i have to pull it out to get to it. haha oh gee.. oh well, nobody said it had to be perfect! : )