Oh, you girls are good for my ego! I am writing from a hotel room in Casper, Wyoming, after our first full day in the car. My kids are asleep just a few feet from me, my hubby is reading a magazine, and I was just browsing the comments about my dresser renovation and giving myself a big old head!
Just wanted to answer a few questions about the renovation, and also promise that I will definitely give a tutorial on refinishing furniture when I get back at the end of next week. Sorry to make you wait so long! I'll be at my sister-in-law's wedding this weekend and then we're tooling around Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons until next Wednesday!
OK, so the breakdown on costs for the dresser goes like this: $100 for the dresser itself, about $50 for supplies and $200 for the granite. That was a little more than I expected for the granite, but they did custom cut it, and rounded the edges like I asked them to. We went to a granite wholesale place that just had a "graveyard" of pieces left over from other, bigger jobs (like entire kitchens). And I do absolutely LOVE how it finishes the look of the dresser!
So here's what I propose: while I am gone, if you have any questions about refinishing furniture, leave them in the comments section of this post, and when I get back to write my little tutorial, I will try and address everything! I am completely self-taught, so I will preface this whole thing by saying that you get what you pay for! :)
OK, now I really am signing off. Thanks so much for all your sweet comments!