Last week, my friend asked if I had a dresser in our stash. Yes, Shad and I have a hoard.....ahem....stash of furniture we have found here and there. I sent her a few pictures of items and she picked this dresser....
Now, my friend had a really good use for this dresser. She is helping someone out, and needed some extra storage so I wanted to make it nice for her. I wanted to make it beautiful because my friend deserves something beautiful for what she is doing, but at that point it just looked like a giant brown mess. Shad found it almost a year ago for $5. I knew what it could be so I asked her to give me a week, and I would give it to her all fixed up. I get a blog post out of it, and get to help a friend. Win Win!
I worked a little each day all week, and here is the finished product...
I used the same paint that I used on my other chalkboard armoire, but I had added some gray paint to the blue. Of course, I painted the door with chalkboard paint. I love having a chalkboard to show off my favorite quotes. A few weeks ago, I found the hardware at a yard sale for a $1.75, and I knew it would be perfect for this job.
Oh! But wait, the outside is pretty, but here is the reason I love this dresser so much...
I love all the details (not the bright green carpet)!
The dresser had this part that looks like a drawer but pulls down into a desk. I painted it in chalkboard paint just to make labeling easy.
I painted the inside of all the drawers, and lined them with wrapping paper I got at Target. I just sprayed the bottom of the drawer with spray adhesive and smoothed the wrapping paper down.
I painted a little circle of chalkboard paint in each drawer so that the drawer could be labeled. Y'all know I love labeling everything. The chalkboard labels can be erased and changed as the drawers are used for different things. You can tell I have two little boys because I used the word undies.
I also lined the inside of the hang up part with the paper. That one roll went a long way.
The details definitely made this project for me! I was so excited to give it to my friend, and she loved it.