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Same Dresser, Different Makeover: A Shopkins Bedroom Part III

Friday, November 11, 2016


This is our third post in the Shopkins themed bedroom series.  To start at the beginning, click here.

Remember this dresser?  The poor thing is about to get another facelift.

Before


Over the summer we went through a bedroom swap in which all four (at the time) of our children moved to a new bedroom.  During the move, AJ abandoned his dresser in exchange for a closet organization system.

Since I made a deal with Alli to paint her dresser blue in exchange for leaving the wall in her new room as is, I suggested that we upgrade her to the larger dresser in the process.


Refinish

When we painted this dresser for AJ's room, the drawers started sticking and were kind of  pain for him.  Which made me really sad because it was always so smooth and otherwise wonderful when Andrew and I used it way back when.  So, before we painted the dresser yet again, I opted to sand the drawers to prevent the sticking from getting worse.  I just sanded lightly to even out the finish from several layers of paint and paid close attention to the edges and sides where the paint was most likely to cause sticking drawers.

Alli had requested drawer pulls be added because that was one of the things she liked about her old dresser.  So while we had the dresser outside for sanding, we drilled the holes for the new handles as well.

Once it was wiped clean from the sanding and drilling, we took the dresser back up to Alli's new room to paint it - don't ask me why, I don't remember so it must not have been a good reason!  Although it might have had something to do with wanting to use the canvas drop cloth that we finally splurged on.



I gave it two coats and was very happy (and lucky) that the blue covered the black beautifully.


Adding Handles to the Dresser

We waited two days for the paint to cure before we put the handles on, mostly because we were busy doing other things anyway.  I picked these handles up at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore a few weeks before - I think they were $1.25 each (and the money goes to a great cause!) and they are really pretty.



I love how a simple coat of paint can make such a difference to a piece of furniture.  But really, those handles are what made it pop!


After


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