Friday, October 10, 2014

Baby Boy's Brand New(ish) Dresser!

It's been awhile since I've posted anything new on the blog; we've had some big changes over here! We purchased our first house together as a family and couldn't be more excited!  There are so many projects I cannot wait to get started on, but having two little ones keeps me on my toes and it's going to be a slow and steady process.  I do have a quick project to share with you today; an old, new dresser for sweet Baby Boy's room!  This dresser has been in my family for almost 30 years and it was sitting in the back of my garage for the longest time.  I had been wanting to re-do it and I figured since we just moved and the kiddos have new rooms, what better time than now to add a new piece of furniture.  Baby Boy's first dresser, which you can read more about here, has moved on to our basement playroom area, to store barbies and books and whatnot.

This is the only Before shot I have; I tackled this project in one afternoon and had to fit it in around Baby Boy's nap time, so I forgot to take pics before I got started!


My inspiration for this piece began when I was researching hand-painted furniture designs.  I happened to come across a cool wardrobe with a similar, owl-themed design on the front and had been wanting to use it on a project of my own.  And it was PERFECT for Baby Boy's room!  Take a look:







The paint color is a mixture of Downy and Cyberspace, both by Sherwin Williams, and the image was done first in pencil and then filled in with acrylic paints.  A sheer coat of polycrylic was added to the drawers and dresser top to seal and protect.  I think it's a great addition to the room and will be used for a few more years and then hopefully stored and used by future generations!



Happy Friday Everyone!



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the owls, they are perfect. I am sure Max will treasure his own personal piece of furniture.