Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! What I couldn't tell you last week is that I spent the weekend throwing a surprise birthday party for my husband. Since he visits my blog, I had to keep silent about all the frantic preparations I was doing...but that explains my infrequent posts. The good news is that he was really surprised and we had a fabulous time! Now it's on to packing for our vacation, which starts on Wednesday!
In the meantime, this is a project I have been dying to share with you all! Months ago (as in, pre-Henry), we bought this old dresser for $100 at an antique shop. It needed a lot of work, cosmetically and functionally.
It's been a fun project for my husband and me to do together. He re-worked the drawers and did some other not-so-fun things, and I got to sand and stain and do all the pretty stuff.
Here it is! I can't believe it's the same piece of furniture when I look at the before and after photos.
The top was completely warped from water damage, so we had to order a new granite top for it. Since it is sitting in my dining room, it will be nice to have the heat-proof surface when I serve big dinners in there (OK, so we've eaten in there TWICE in two years, but still)!
I lined the drawers with inexpensive wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby. It's a cute little toile pattern that I can also use for wrapping gifts if I get tired of it, right?
The knobs are my favorite! $3.99 at Hobby Lobby, and of course I waited until they went 50% off! Don't they look so pretty?
Yippee! When I get back from vacation, I am planning to do a "how-to" post on refinishing furniture. (The super-easy way, because I am NO expert!) Until then, have a great week, and I'll be thinking of you all from Yellowstone National Park!
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