Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dresser Revamp

According to my May goals, I'd better get a move on revamping my old dresser from my parents house. It was my mom's uncles and her mother's mother's before that or something. Whoever's it's definitely worth the effort of refinishing for our own place.

Here she is:
Definitely a quality dresser and fo' sho' better than the ones I was looking at from my Swedish friends. The blue colour is compliments of my mom personalizing it for me many moons ago, which unfortunately I didn't take care of and is now stained with 90's discount foundation and nail polish.

I've already stripped the main body of the dresser (and got the toxic paint stripper in my eye, on my skin and all over the garage---idiot). Tonight I'm stripping the drawers and beginning to sand the whole thing.

The plan was to have it finito by the end of the weekend, but...this morning *lightbulb* I remembered that I should probably decide on hardware first in case I have to fill in any holes before painting it.

So now I'm on a knob hunt. Ask me to find a person who's a knob, and I've gotcha covered, but the drawer variety? That might be a slightly more difficult search with someone as indecisive as moi. Oh---it might be important to know that I'll be painting it a warm white (like eggshell white or something...not quite as beige-y as the charging station, but not quite as stark as the fireplace mantle)

Here are some I le-huve:
1: Anthropologie $14.53

2: Anthropologie $14.53
3: Anthropologie also $14.53
4: Cool Knobs & Pulls $7.95
5: Cool Knobs & Pulls $7.95
6: Cool Knobs & Pulls $7.95
7: Etsy $?
8: Etsy $10
9: Home Depot $16.26
10: Lee Valley $misc (which, of course, I'd paint)

As well as loads of others from Etsty sellers gettinggroovy and botanical gardens that are a bit too rich for my blood.

The problem, as usual, is that there are 12 knobs I'd need and you don't need to be an accountant to figure out that my budget of $0 divided by 12 does not permit any of the above decisions. I might have to loosen the purse strings a little on this one to do the dresser justice.

Although, if I'm being honest with myself, I know I'm going to end up buying these $ 9 Ikea knobs.

Where is the dresser going you ask? And how is my husband ok with such feminine dresser knobs? Not to worry---it's going in the office/spare bedroom closet to help corral much of my craft supplies and organize them all beautifically.

What do you think? Am I taking the "My Room" thing a little far? Do you have any favourites in my choices above?

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    I found your blog a few weeks ago and absolutely love it! You have great creativity! (and you funny to boot!) I am definitnely alway returning to your blog for inspiration and diy happiness!

    All this said, I ilke the knobs on #7, the brown and red knob. :)