November 13, 2011

Projects, Projects, Projects

I have a garage full of furniture! I sold my first two pieces pretty quick after listing them. In doing so I met the nicest lady who wants even more finished pieces from me. I keep waiting for her to change her mind and come to her senses....

These are some pieces she is getting

A nightstand that I picked up at Goodwill.

This is a dresser I found on Craigslist.
My "client" (I usually just call her by her name) is looking for a changing table and this
piece is in the running.

It has great bones but needs a little help (i.e, wood glue, clamps and nails).

Awesome contact paper!
(it was in all of the drawers...sigh)

There are key holes and lock but no keys.

This piece is also in the running for a changing table.
I got this piece on an excursion into the city one day with my husband.
We were in the worst part of the city but I met a man
who goes to estate sales and gets great deals on furniture.

We exchanged our contact info and I am hoping he becomes my
drug, er, furniture dealer.
My husband jokes that finding furniture is my drug.

It came with a mirror too (no pic though).

And it needs new hardware too. This one broke in transit.

I love this dresser. I wanted to use in it our basement bathroom as a vanity
but since the bathroom is non existent I decided to pay this one forward and turn it into
a changing table/dresser.

There will be others, I just know it!

I need to get my butt in gear and start working on these.
The night stand should just needs hardware and a coat of poly
and I will have AFTER pictures up soon.

Knee Hole Desk

 I snagged this desk from a VFW garage sale for $10!
 It is a knee hole desk from Furnishing's of Character by Lammert's in St.Louis.
There is a metal tag inside the drawer with the company's name and address.

I got a little ahead of myself and started removing hardware and then I came to my senses
and grabbed my camera.


I completely stripped this dresser before I primed it and the original color is beautiful.
(Sadly, this picture is before the stripping took place).

I primed, painted, sanded and used poly on the base and wax on the top.
It was my first time using wax and I'm still not sure what I think of it.

I also lined the drawers with fabric which was a linen blend.
That particular material was a pain in the arse to work with!!
But it's pretty...don't ya think?

I replaced the old knobs with some from
 Hobby Lobby.

What do you think?

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9 Drawer Dresser

I came across a dresser and instantly fell in love!
I had too many pieces of furniture to work on so I decided not to take this dresser home with me.
My husband tried talking me into getting the dresser but I said no....what was I thinking?

The next day I went back to see if the dresser was there.
Ya know, to see if it was meant to be.


The dresser was still sitting there patiently waiting for me to take her home and make her pretty.

After some sanding, priming, painting, glazing (which was later painted over), a light coat of poly, adding some chocolate brown microfiber fabric to the drawers and painting the hardware she looked like this.

the lighting is a little different on this picture but I love how bright it looks!

Don't you just LOVE her??

I do!!!

I wanted to let you guys know how much I spent on this dresser and supplies.

Dresser $30
Primer $9
Oops paint $2.50
Fabric $18 ( I had enough left over for other projects/furniture)
Fabric glue $8
Poly $10 (which was used for many other projects)

TOTAL for this dresser was $77.50


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