Sunday, January 23, 2011


I have been reading some amazing blogs with very low cost home decorating ideas and I have been so inspired lately, and thought I would share some of my projects. My first project was to tackle our dresser and chest of drawers (which up until last year I always thought it was called "chester drawers" not chest OF drawers oops!) They were a hand-me-down from my grandmother-in-law, which don't get me wrong we LOVE free stuff especially furniture. We will just say they weren't exactly my taste so it was time for an upgrade, except we didn't want to spend the money, so in came the creativity. A borrowed sander, a trip to Lowes, and a couple days later and voila: new bedroom furniture minus the cost!

Here's how I did it:

Sorry I didn't take any pictures during the process so you will just have to listen up good...First I had to remove all old hardware and get to sanding. I sanded with medium grade sander and I will admit this part was a booger, not my favorite step that's for sure! After the sanding was done it was on to the primer. I bought some spray paint white primer and sprayed it down. The primer doesn't have to look pretty just give it some coverage. Once the primer dried it was time to paint- I used Behr Matte Churchill Hotel Lace for the paint. Since I primed it I only had to do one coat + some minor touch ups. Then came the "antiquing" look. For this I used Valspar glaze. All you do is apply where you want the antique look and then wipe with a dry rag until your desired look. Then apply new hardware- I thought about just painting the old hardware but one was broken so we just upgraded hardware. This was the most expensive part of the project because we had to buy 14 new handles, but well worth it I think! Any ways, I hope you enjoy and maybe you will be inspired to start a project yourself!

I will update later this week with another project that I recently finished also- I think you are going to like it!

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