Jacked up the dresser
Joe sent me a picture of this dresser and I was like, whoa, what are we going to do with this awesomely awful thing. But then I looked at the cool aspects to it underneath the terrible aspects. Like I love the keyholes and I love that it is wood and not fake, and how it is a low dresser and how it is a perfect rectangular shape and how it can be a bedside table, an entry table, or anything table. This dresser had so much potential it was just a matter of fixing some major issues first.
Here is the picture that Joe sent me from the store. Gotta love the beautiful vase on top. Yikes! Thinking about it again though, would it have been nice spray painted all white? Who knows, we never will because it didn’t find a home in our casita.
Here is a close up of the terrible knicks and the awful paint job. It had like 10 layers of paint. Believe it or not it was red, blue, white and then some sort of brown painted over the top.
So first, we took some food filler and filled in all of the cracks in the wood.
Then we sanded the heck out if it. I started and realized how messy it was going to be and how I was not dressed for the project, so Joe finished it up. Poor Jack, he hates the sander.
Here she is sanded down, that took FOREVER!
Heres the drawers after we sanded them down with the wood putty. Now at least they are smooth on top.
Before we stained the piece, we fixed the drawers. They were not going in right, so we had to add a piece to the bottom of one and sand down another so that it would close well.
Then we stained the beautiful top with Kona Rust-Oleum.
Then we made our own chalk paint and painted it a deep blue. When it dried, it was darker than this.
We thought it was a bit boring as just plain blue so we decided to put a Union Jack on it. Here is a tidbit about me. I grew up part time in London and graduated from the American School in London, so I love all things British. Here is some evidence 🙂
Then by the blessing of God, I was able to tape this thing up to look like a Union Jack dresser. I just got the picture of the Union Jack from wikipedia and copied the thing. I think it is pretty close. Here it is half way done.
And then here she is finished. We are having a hard time parting with this one as we LOVE it and think it would be great next to Wells bed when he grows up a little. Oh well, we will just have to make another one.
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