Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The $10 CL Dresser

-If you’ve read at least ten of my blog posts (if you haven't, get crackin'!), you’ve probably realized that I have a great love for at least three things in life, the Sun Kissed Boys (of course), garage sales, and craigslist.  In the near future I intend on doing a post on all of my craigslist finds but right now I want to tell you about my little 10-dollar dresser.

When I bought this dresser, it was spray painted flat red and had no knobs.  I have no before pictures because this was purchsed during my pre-blogging days.  I had a bunch of crackle treatment finish on hand so I brushed a coat of that then topped it off with a coat of blue leftover paint from SKB#1’s bedroom.

It still needed some pizzazz so I did a reverse distress with leftover silver paint I bought for a project that never materialized.

I used the knobs that I had stashed away from SKB#1’s baby dresser.

They use to look like this.
Image Source: PlumberSurplus.com 

But when I decorated his baby room, I was inspired by the wall border and painted the knobs to match the nautical teddy bear.  

My aunt did this great mural on the wall inspired by the same bear.

The dresser now lives in the playroom storing all of the boys’ art supplies. I

Yanet  IIIII

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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Those knobs are adorable! You did such a great job painting them and they go so well with your great find from Craig!

Cassie Bustamante said...

the color and finish on this dresser are great! what a find!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I thought the knobs came that way! You did a really good job painting them. I also love that touch of silver on the dresser.

Sheena said...

That dresser looks great!

I tried your soap trick on a rocking chair that I just bought and I must not have done it right. I painted colors, put on the soap (ivory bar soap) and then painted over it. Then when dry I sanded it down. 6 weeks later the paint in the spots where the soap was (and all around it) is peeling off. I can't figure out why. Anyway - if you have any thoughts, please share them. It's only peeling in the areas where the soap was and about an inch or two around where the soap was.


Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

You are CRAZY talented! That is all I can say!

ABBYTRU said...

Super dresser with this cute teddy bears knobs, very nice beautiful painted.
So cute 3 Sun Kissed Boy I, when he was a little boy
Great mural, painted by your aunt, she has a very good taste and is a good painter.

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Looks so cute; you're very talented!


Vanessa said...

Wow! I love the way you distressed it! Very unique and beautiful!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Sheena, I've tried replying to you but got this:

Then I e-mailed you thru your blog's e-mail but I'm not sure if you recieve those since your blog's still under construction.

Sooo, hopefully you'll come back and re-read this.

The good news is that you did it right. The purpose of applying soap is to have that section peel off to give it that old chippy look. So the fact that it's only peeling on the areas that you applied the soap means you did it right. The bad news is that it doesn't sound that that's what you were going for. If you read this, e-mail me at 3sunkissedboys@gmail.com and we'll go from there.

Amy @ Design-Aholic said...

Love it! The knobs are also way cuter after you painted them :)