(Emma giving Lucas a "hug" before leaving for the hospital)
When I was expecting our youngest son, Lucas (who unbelievably is already turning 1 in three days!), I realized that I had no place to put his clothes. Now being the thrifty girl I am, you know I wasn't about to run out to a furniture store and buy one. ;) So, I started looking for one. I scoured thrift stores and classified ads, and couldn't find one that looked good and was reasonably priced at the same time. I was up against a deadline though with the babe on the way, and it was looking like he may have a laundry basket as a dresser for a while.
But then, fortunately, a kind friend asked if we happened to need a dresser because they were getting rid of one their son wasn't going to use anymore. I said yes and thank you! It was white with red handles and had been pretty well loved, and I knew this wasn't going to quite work in the boys room "as is". This was only about a month or so before I was due, so I knew I'd better get going!
We had just moved in a few months before - the boys room was green with lots of dark wood trim and I'd found some really cute "jungle/safari" crib bedding for Lucas clearanced, so that decided the theme for their room. I started on it before thinking about pictures*, so you'll have to imagine it put together before..........
*Rookie blogger mistake. ;) Now my family just laughs while they watch me take pictures of everything, lol.
First I unscrewed the handles and put them aside. I then took the drawers out and sanded it all to rough up the surface a little. I just used a piece of sandpaper.
It was probably a little windier and chillier than it should be when you paint (beginning of March is a bit cold still in Michigan!), but I was a nesting mom on a mission! I did the drawers and handles on the back porch and the main part of the dresser in the front enclosed porch to give it a little more protected time to dry.
Isn't it great??! I'm so happy with how it turned out!
Dresser - Free
Leftover Blue Paint - Free
Leftover Spray Paint - Free
It looks just perfect in their room and I was so happy to be able to fold up those teensy tiny clothes to tuck inside. It was done just in time too - within a week, my darling Lucas Daniel was born and perfected our family. =)
Happy birthday sweet boy!
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Linking up to.........
Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party (with apologies to Sarah for not being able to figure out how post the right button) ;)
The Creative Crate