And my 2 for $15 yard sale end tables looked like this.
I haven't shown the old hardware yet, so brace yourselves. They were blue and yellow, and they alternated for each drawer. My 7th grade self is a little embarrassed by this choice - but in the 90s they were rocking!
My heart starts beating fast around them.
Anyway, back to the real juice of the story - the dressers! I do not have a very steady hand, so instead of attempting to paint straight lines along the edges by the opening of the drawers, we decided to tape them off with some good ole' frog tape. When we pulled the tape off we were left with perfectly straight lines! Sweet!
Side note: We decided not to paint the inside of the drawers because they're solid wood and still in great condition. At some point they need to be repapered - but that's a project for another day when I'm not high on poly fumes. We did however paint the inside of the end tables because they were a wacky green color and, well, that just didn't jive with our black beauties.
I got home just in time to get a picture of Justin attaching the last dresser pull. We had pre-measured and drilled the holes prior to painting.
Finally, the moment you've all been waiting for . . .
Would you like to see them in their natural habitat? Oh okay fine. Here's the little fella!
And our big boy. . .
And the gorgeous end tables.
And the entire room in all her glory . . .
I am so happy with the way the dressers turned out! There are a few things we would have done differently - but more on that tomorrow. For now, let's just bask in their beauty.
So what do you think? Do you love them? Or did I let you down?
And please keep in mind, our bedroom is far from done.
Our short list looks like this:
- Paint walls
- Patch and repair ceiling
- New ceiling fan (coming soon!)
- Add some artwork / pictures
- New curtains
Our long list looks like this:
- Replace carpeting
- Redo trim work
- Crown moulding? (a girl can dream, right?)
By the way, if you noticed the plastic storage bin - 100s point to you for being observant. Then minus 200 points to you for pointing out our shortcomings. Just kidding. :) But, we do need to figure out a better extra clothes storage solution soon (say that 10 times fast). You see, both of those dressers were mine before Justin & I got married so now that we share, there isn't enough space for everything. I'm thinking a clothes clean-out is in our near future.
Well I'm off to go stare at the dressers until my friend Amanda gets here. We're going to this fantastic store downtown that sells partially used craft supplies for super cheap. It's amazing... we're talking wreath forms and fabric scraps for a quarter. Have a great day!