Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dresser re-vamp for baby girl

Before we had even decided to try for another babe, I picked up this little dresser off the local rummage page.  I paid $20 for it, and orginally had plans of repainting it and turning it into a console for my hallway.  But when I actually saw it, I knew it would make the perfect baby dresser, and so it went down to the basement to be stored until I needed it.

Unfortunately, the only "before" picture I took was partway into the refinishing. It orginally had some very lovely 90's faux painted florals on each of the drawers.  They were some sort of sticker, and a huge pain to sand off!  So this picture is after sanding, and before priming...
After sanding, before priming

I used the Sunshine prints I made as my color inspiration for the dresser.  I was able to use all paints that I already had, so this dresser make-over was pretty much free.  I did have to buy new knobs. :)  I painted the frame part of the dresser a medium grey, and then painted each drawer a color to match the prints--pink, yellow, and aqua.  I used my Silhouette cutting machine to import some of the flower graphics I had used for the prints, and turned them into cut files.  I then cut them out of vinyl, and used them as stencils to paint on the flowers on each drawer. I used acrylic paints because of their quick dry time. It was a bit time consuming and tedious, but the end result was definitely worth it.  I have a unique, custom piece for my baby girl!

dresser complete
Finished dresser!
dresser side
Side detail

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  1. very cute! I think the fact that the dresser shell and wall match is a really great idea. It showcases the paintings on the front very nicely! :)

  2. Such a sweet piece for a little girl!

  3. Oh my gosh, this looks sooo fantastic! Wow! What a redo! I love the colors, I love the flowers...fabulous! Would you pretty pretty please consider sharing it here?

  4. I love it! Very creative and colorful!

  5. Gorgeous... love the colors :)


  6. Great refashion! So cute! I would love for you to link this up to The CSI project this week. The challenge is refashions/upcycles. This would be perfect and you just might WIN! Come on over each week for a new challenge, new tutorials and new judges.