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    Hey there! I'm Amanda and I'll be your co-pilot today. Along with my handy husband, Ben, we're remodeling our second house. We're avid DIY-ers, tackling large and small projects while raising two rambunctious boys. Thanks for following along on this wild journey!
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    Thankful for some late blooming lilacs and a neighbor willing to let me take a few. Oh, and my cute little @fab vase that arrived today. Montana is indeed Big Sky Country. Beautiful, bright blue with fluffy clouds today. Wanna see what a less than $100 room spruce looks like? Click the link in profile to see the few cheap (and free!) ways I updated this space.

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?

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