Thursday, May 16, 2013

DIY Dresser Revamp!

Here's a little preview of Baby Schartz's new dresser! The decor may or may not be permanent since we don't know if baby is a he or a she yet. Lets be honest, though, I'll probably change it either way. :) I rearrange things all the time. I'm sure it'll be over the top once the nesting kicks in. Hee. 
So here's what I did...let me tell you, it was not an easy task, especially not for a pregnant woman. It took me a couple of weeks to complete from start to finish. Sanding is a real pain in the you know what. That was of course the longest part. I used 40 grit to get all THREE layers of paint off. Then I had to go over the entire dresser again with 100 grit to smooth the wood out. Next applied two coats or primer, followed by two coats of Behr's Cozumel in a semi-gloss. I wanted these beautiful glass knobs from Anthropologie, but 15 knobs at $15 each, it seemed a little ridiculous. So I ended up with these "knock-off" Home Depot glass knobs that were $3.47 a piece. I thought that was a much better price for basically the same look. I am more than happy with how this dresser for the nursery turned out. It was a lot of work and I had to keep telling myself that it was for the baby, but in the end it is totally worth it! Let me know what you think!
Melissa Loren


  1. Oh Mel!! That is beautiful! It turned out GREAT! I LOVE THAT COLOR! This baby already has a wonderful room and he/SHE isn't even here yet! ;) Great job!


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