Hope you are having a wonderful day!....How is your week going?
Mine has hit a snag.....
Have you ever felt after a project is finished.....
"Wait, wait....this is just not the look I wanted"? Well, that's how I am feeling after painting my son's old dresser.......
In addition to making him a pallet bed for his room, I was also working on updating his old dresser.
He has had this dresser since he was 4.....He is 16 now, it's been around our house for a few years!
I wanted to find a color very close to the color of his bedding..I used a Martha Stewart color called Zinc....You may remember Cassie @ Primitive and Proper using this color here on her mantle..Great color!
I sanded, primed and painted the dresser and then printed off numbers for the last 3 drawers..I used carbon paper to trace the numbers on the drawers and then painted them in with a the same white paint I used on my kitchen cabinets. You can find my tutorial on printing, tracing and painting numbers and letters here.
After the numbers were painted on. I then sanded heavy on the numbers to give them a worn look.
I added some knobs I already had......Then I enlisted Hubby to help me with the rope pulls we put on the top 2 drawers.
So here is the old dresser finished...AKA, the numbered gray dresser.......HOWEVER, as I said, sometimes we win and sometimes we lose!!!
While I really like the dresser, I don't think it fits his room....Maybe it feels a little too juvenile to me.
I even went to the trouble to drag it upstairs, knowing, I would not like it!.......So any opinions, I am sure you are thinking the same thing....."too juvenile for a 16 year old room".....So I am back to the drawing board, trying to find a dresser for his room.....Maybe a trip to the thrift store is in order...."oh, darn", wink, wink!
So wish me luck.....here's to hoping my thrift store is full of possibilities!