• About Us


    We're two avid DIY-ers raising two rambunctious boys while tackling large and small projects, living to share our tale. All with the hope to inspire and encourage others.

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Favorite Posts

  • Planked Wall

  • Full Sun Plant Guide

  • Faux Zinc Finish

  • DIY Sunburst Mirror

  • The Power of Paint

  • On Instagram

    Puffy, fluffy clouds over last season's burned hills. And yet, still beautiful. #latergram Tagged by @mrsclh for #widn Cleaning up most of today's mess. And admiring the boys' Lego creations. Always busy building. Tagging @iheartorganizing @aquahaus @houseofearnest if you want to play along. Made a sweet little box, a total copy of a @westelm design. Tutorial on the blerg right now.

Mini Dresser Pretties

I admit, I totally teased you yesterday about the mini dresser.  But, I hadn’t gotten pictures of it until later yesterday afternoon.  So, here it is, finished and ready to use.  Boom, in yo’ face.

Mini-Dresser-Front-After

Maybe finished.  See those pale legs?  Even after two coats of stain like everything else.  The different woods took the stain their own way. Thin veneer sides are slightly less red toned than the fronts.  Luckily it’s not noticeable in the small guest room.  But I might get a different, darker stain to try on the legs, just to see how it goes.  I haven’t coated those in poly for that reason.

Mini-Dresser-Finished-Side

Notice the blue between the drawers?  I did that to match the laminate top I painted.  And the top of the drawers to cover the plywood edges.  We’ve had a Carrara marble remnant in the garage that I considered using as the top.  Not sure the skinny legs could handle that much weight.  And I didn’t want to ask Ben to cut it.  I’m still hoping we can use it for a coffee table someday.

Mini-Dresser-Top-After

Taping the wood edges gave me a crisp straight line so only the top got paint.

Mini-Dresser-Top-Detail

For a little more fun, I painted the outer sides of the drawers blue, too.  (Mysterious from Benjamin Moore, color matched to a sample can of Glidden Duo)

Mini-Dresser-Drawer-Sides

I’m calling this make over a success.  What is better than simple lines, dark wood, and navy blue?

Mini-Dresser-Top-and-Side-Detail

That ends the mini dresser love fest.  What do you think of the changes?

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,914 other followers

%d bloggers like this: