Thursday, July 21, 2011

I’m a sanding maniac.

In my last post, ya’ll got to hear what I’ve been doing that has kept me away from sewing. Here is another project I’ve been working on. Last year, when I moved out of the house, I picked up a cheapy (but all wood) dress and nightstand for my twin girls. It was originally a light pink color that was pretty ratty. I sanded the crap out of this and got all the pink off of it. Then I spray painted the dresser black and the drawers a darker shade of pink. I found some wooden knobs and painted them black to match. You can’t really tell in this picture but the dresser has got great little details. It’s missing a drawer because there is a little wood gluing going on.
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Here’s the matching nightstand. I need to get a few more knobs.
dress_2

 

 

Here’s a close-up so you can see the detail. I added little adhesive gemstones to the handles. I love them. dress_3

 

 

Another close-up of the big dresser.
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I’m hoping I’ll be completely done with the knobs and everything in the next day or two. My girls will looooooooooooooove it. 

15 comments:

shams said...

Very nice! What a nice mom to do that. :)

Amanda S. said...

Awesome job! I'm always impressed when people do furniture re-dos.

Kat said...

That's really cute! And (whether intentional or not) I love the sustainability aspect of re-making furniture.

Bunny said...

Very cute! I love refinishing furniture.

Noile said...

What a cute set! Love the dark pink with the black, and the little bit of bling on the knobs!

It's great to see you posting (and making interesting stuff) again.

Dana said...

It's so Hollywood! Great work!

Amy said...

That looks awesome!

MushyWear said...

I think your girls are definitely going to love this. You have really done a nice job on refinishing this dresser. So much work! By the way, I loved your swimsuit cover-up!

Victoria said...

Wow, you're the "Jill of All Trades"! Nice drawers!!!

Jane said...

Wow!!! These are so cute. you have done such a great job.

Pammie said...

You are a total sanding maniac!!! Really wonderful results!!

TwilaO said...

Wow. Nice job!! It's inspiring. I think I'm going to have to stop by Ace today and pick up that electric sander I've been eyeing. :)

meredithp said...

Love the color contrast. You have a good eye. And I love the "glittery" knobs too. Just perfect for the girls.

Lisa said...

Beautiful. The color is so feminine.

Lisa from Learn Bass Guitar Online

Amy said...

Love the black and hot pink!