Craigslist Dresser Makeover

I love shopping Craigslist but I usually don’t buy most of the stuff that I want too. If the price isn’t too high, I tend to not want to drive all over to pick stuff up. I don’t have a truck or a trailer so most often, it takes me two trips to get things home in our SUV.  
So when I came across the two pieces below for $25 and the location happening to be 1 mile from our home, I couldn’t pass it up. I emailed the guy immediately and picked up the pieces not long after.  Both pieces for $25 bucks! Actually, the dresser for $25 and he threw the unmatching nightstand in for free. 
In the original condition, the pieces were in good shape. The dresser was 100% real wood but was missing a handle. The nightstand was half wood/ MDF and had some water damage to the top that was usually hidden by a glass top. 

Since winter was setting in fast, I opted to not do my usual 5 coat/color routine and instead, simply sanded and went straight for the primary paint.  After a good sanding to help the paint adhere, I grabbed some left over paint from our kitchen cabinets (Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation) and went to work. 

Don’t mind my messy garage.

I did three coats of this color, followed by a good amount of distressing and glaze.  Distressing has to be my most favorite part. 🙂

The hardware that I used was left over from the kitchen cabinets that I did happen to also get on  Craigslist a few years back. They looked good in their native color and condition so I just had to drill new holes in the drawers and attach them.

I was pretty happy with how they turned out. As a bonus, I was able to sell this set for $125. In the end, it was a nice little profit. 🙂

Baby on Board!

Ashley and I are pleased to announce that we are expecting a new DIY’er to be added to our family this summer!  We are super excited about the 6th member of our family and cannot wait to share all new memories with everyone.  Of course, with a new baby and a new house, that can only mean more projects! Yep, we will soon be starting on a new nursery in what is currently our storage room. It’s really not a storage room but a cute girls room that we have just put everything into since we moved in. So in the mean time, we are going through box after box and donating what we know we cannot use again.

The new room is going to be pretty nice and I am excited to start on it. It will be the first room to have the wood trim painted white. If all goes well and I dont lose too much hair in in the process, I will start painting the rest of the house trim white as well.  We are still finalizing further details in regards to color and trim features so be sure to check back on what we decide. 🙂

Here is how the room looked when we toured before we purchased. Can’t wait to try and cover those stripes!