a blog about adventures in early marriage, the effort in making a house a home on a budget, the unexpected struggle of infertility, an exciting twin pregnancy, a surprise second pregnancy, adventures in doing preschool at home ~ really this is just a blog about where each season of life takes me!
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~ Proverbs 3:6
Like I said
inyesterday’s post, I’m a big fan of finding old pieces of furniture at yard
sales and thrift shops, and then refinishing them for a new purpose in my
home.Yesterday, I shared how I
refinished a $25 Goodwill dresser and re-purposed it for a changing station.Today, I want to share with you the other
dresser in the nursery.
This dresser was also a Goodwill find. I actually purchased it a few years ago for $20 and was utilizing it in the guest bedroom. I moved it to the nursery, because it wasn't really getting used in the guest room.
I refinished this piece the exact same way that I refinished the other dresser…..
1)I started by cleaning the dresser with TSP cleaner. It can be found at most hardware stores. I buy mine in a powder and mix it in a spray bottle.
2)Using a foam roller I primed the dresser with Zinsser Cover Stain primer. It took two coats to fully cover this piece of furniture. I keep this paint on hand for when I find furniture to refinish.
3)I had leftover navy blue paint (“seaworthy” by Sherwin Williams) from the accent wall in the nursery, and applied two coats of paint to the dresser for full coverage.
4)I updated the hardware with nickel knobs from Lowes. The hardware cost just about as much as the dresser, making this dresser cost about $50 when it was all said and done.
5)Tip: Always take out the drawers when painting and let paint dry completely before applying a new coat.
The only problem that I ran into with this dresser is that it had a laminate finish.This was the first piece I had ever tried to refinish with laminate.I found it more difficult for the paint to stick to the laminate, but after taking my time and making sure each coat was dry before applying another coat, I finally finished this piece.I will say, that unlike other pieces that I have done, the paint is more likely to peal off on laminate.I haven’t had any problems so far, but my kids are still babies.It will probably get more wear and tear as the boys get bigger.
Welcome to Loving Life! I'm so glad you stopped by. This blog has a little bit of everything. The intent of creating this blog was to journal the everyday experiences of life, creating a space that reflected my life's journey. My first post was in 2011, when I was still in the newlywed phase and a first-time homeowner. Much of those early posts were about our adventures in marriage and numerous frugal DIY projects. A few years later, this blog became my personal outlet, as I opened myself up and shared about our struggles with infertility, our exciting twin pregnancy and our how our plans to adopt were changed with a surprise second pregnancy. Being a new mom meant that my posts soon revolved around early motherhood. Currently, I'm the mom of three kids, four years old and under. I enjoy homeschooling our kids for preschool, so you'll find a little bit of that here too! It really is a hodge-podge of LIFE on this blog! If you like what you see while you're here, I invite you to leave a comment or click the follow button follower, and then invite your friends to do the same.
I'm just a girl who enjoys being creative. My three men are my world! I'm truly blessed to be a wife to an amazing man and a new mom of twin boys. In my spare time I love reading, thrifty shopping, home decorating, cooking, scrap booking, and blogging about this little thing called life!