Tag Archives: DIY

Project One.

Hi friends!

I announced a while back that CMB and I are renting a house (techincally, he’s renting the house..I don’t move in until post vows) and we’ve been trying to decorate little by little.  CMB literally only had three pieces of furniture when he moved in, and we certainly don’t have the money to furnish the whole house at once, so we’ve been bargain shopping like you wouldn’t believe.

Anyway, I found this piece advertised as a dresser on craigslist about a month ago, and we decided to try and make it work as our foyer table. It was certainly an adventure trying to load this into CMB’s car (think telephone wire) and we basically laughed the entire 45 minutes it took us to get back to the house.

We let it sit in the foyer for about two weeks before deciding if it was indeed “our” piece, and it certainly passed the test.

We had so much fun sprucing this bad boy up (although, I would love nothing more than to never have to move him..ever again.) and we’re pretty excited at how he turned out.

Anyway, here is the before picture:

Think poop brown. seriously.

Getting ready for his big makeover.

CMB sanding. This was when we had no heat which is why he’s all bundled up. 🙂

Coat One. This was taken while I was still working on the drawers.  The sides still needed to be painted and they all needed another coat.

The finished product:

The legs still have to be painted as they are still poop brown, but as I said before, I would love nothing more than to never move this beast again, so I’m content with leaving his legs poopy for a few days. 🙂

Here are some detail pictures..

We found these knobs at two of our favorite stores, and we’re pretty pleased with how well they seem to work with our chosen color.

Anyway, there he is in all of his cuteness! We’re in the process of finishing off the foyer area and we’ve actually hung two canvas paintings and put a few decorative things on our table.

We’ve had so much fun with all of our DIY projects and I’ll be sure to share some of our other projects with you guys as we finish them!

Enjoy your Wednesday, friends. 🙂

Madlove.

1 Comment

Filed under Home Projects, Uncategorized