Hellooooooo my crafty friends. Thanks for hanging on for one extra day so that I could give you the finished product of my redone dresser. So remember how last week I told you how I tinted some leftover white ceiling paint to paint one of the drawers? And remember how I thought that was a great idea? Well as that paint continued to dry over the next few days, I noticed that it started to crack slightly. I think this was due to the fact that I had to put so many coats on since the ceiling paint is thinner than typical wall paint. So it was time to change my tactic. I also realized that I had to change my method of sanding away the dried wood filler from the front of the drawers because doing it by hand with a tiny piece of sandpaper was very much not going to cut it so I bought myself this bad boy from Amazon. Me and the boyfriend had way too much fun using this little sander to get all the drawers ready for painting. It was less than $30 and has enough power for small projects like this.
But anyways, back to the paint. I also had some leftover wall paint from our craft room which is a very pale purple. So I decided to try my "tint latex paint with acrylic paint" method again, but with proper wall paint. Surprisingly enough this worked much better with thick wall paint. However, I had to change up my plan a little bit and paint all of the drawers different pastel shades of blue and purple rather than pastel shades ranging all across the rainbow. So for each drawer, I just added a different color and a different amount of acrylic paint to the purple wall paint and mixed until I got the shade that I wanted.
Now that all the drawers were painted it was time to wait patiently for my adorable drawer pulls to come in from Hobby Lobby. Once they came, I spent way too long trying to decide where exactly each knob should go on the dresser and came up with this:
Then it was time to actually add the knobs to the drawers. I figured out where the horizontal center line of the drawers and then put marked my spot for each knob on that line, 6 inches in from the side. After drilling the holes it was time to secure the knobs!
All of the drawer pulls came with washers and nuts so I just had to put the post of the knob through the holes and tighten them from the back. And here she is! I realized a few days ago that I basically took a vintage, classy looking dresser and redid it to look like it could go in the bedroom of an 8 year old girl. But it makes me happy so who cares!
In case you weren't able to tell from either picture the knobs are as follows: geometric gold knob, striped white and yellow knob, frosted glass knob, unicorn knob, yellow crescent moon knob, multicolored flower knob, polka dot knob, pink elephant knob, white cactus knob, glass antique knob, multicolored hand-painted knob, and white button knob. All from Hobby Lobby and all bought on sale.
So what do you think about this dresser redo? All these new pretty colors and silly knobs just make me happy and why do a craft project if it doesn't make you happy? Let me know which knob is your favorite in the comments below!
I am a 26-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!