Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tada!

Remember this dresser? I originally posted about it here. It started out with our family as a creamy white, then graduated to baby blue for William.




Now picture this dresser dingy, with stickers everywhere, and one entire drawer front missing all the paint. Not pretty. So I dragged it out to the garage where it sat for .... umm, a couple months.


In order to make Mark happier about all my upcoming wood projects, I promised to finish this one that I had started. 2 different stripping agents, 3 sheets of varying "grittiness" of sandpaper, 5 paintbrushes, a half dozen ragged towel bits, a can of stain, and 2 coats of polyacrylic (it's like polyurathane) later.....




Featuring a red oak stain and a gloss finish, I'm hoping it lasts longer than the painted surface did. Mark is suitable impressed, and since I spent the afternoon clearing lots of space in my garage, I plan on getting to the cutting tomorrow. Although I may steal some 2x4's from something else in there and make some sawhorses first. It would make things lots easier.

And yes, you're right. It is missing the thing on top that made it a changing table, as well as some trim from the front. I yanked it off since I don't use it as a changing table. Why should I when the living room floor or the couch works just as well? That was probably one of the most satisfying things about the whole project... ripping off that ridge part that I'd hated for 4 years!

I'm having so much fun!

6 comments:

Melinda said...

I can hardly believe that's the same piece of furniture! Holy cow! Beautiful work. Wanna come do some furniture for me? :)

Rachel H. said...

Hooray for sticking with it! Looks like it really paid off!

Now, what's your first order of business in the building department?

Stephanie said...

Awesome job! It looks great.

Karen said...

Beautiful! I'm looking forward to viewing your up coming projects...you inspire me:)

Michelle said...

Thanks everyone!

Well, I've got most of the wood cut for a set of nightstands for my room. One of the legs of my kitchen table is falling off so I want to build a new one, with benches to cut down on the chairs all over the dining room. A bed for Oren is in there along with possibly a picnic table. I could go on... :-)

Michelle said...

Melinda, come move down here and I'd be glad too!