Without sharing the information with y’all, we moved the dresser that I was using to Derrick’s room.
And, after being in there for approximately 6 months, I think it will remain Derrick’s for now. So, what am I using? I purchased two Elfa dressers (as a graduation happy) back in December when The Container Store was having their annual Elfa sale.
One of them stores my craft supplies and the other is my dresser that lives in my closet (for now). I am sure things will change once we move, so we will keep y’all posted.
The dresser was originally my grandmother’s when she was a child, so it has been passed down through my family. It is pretty special to me, so I have made sure to use it at every house I have lived in. I have used it, my daughter has used it, and now my son will be using it.
This is what it looked like before the original makeover.
And, an original before and after…
Now, you might be looking at the picture and wondering what is wrong with it. Nothing, actually! I think it looks great for me. But, it looks a little feminine for a rough and tough little boy. And, my husband definitely agreed. So, it got a little makeover.
After a quick trip to Sherwin Williams, we decided to paint the dresser Indigo Batik from the HGTV Color Collection.
A few pictures of the process…
Excuse the picture quality! In case I haven’t mentioned it, lighting is everything (insert frown).
These were taken after the first coat of paint. It took two complete coats and a touch-up coat. We also had to use an oil-based paint since the dresser was painted already. And, please note, I am not fond of oil-based paint. It is very sticky and has a very strong odor.
The finished Product
The wood is older and not perfectly smooth, which means the paint isn’t perfectly smooth either. But, I kinda like the fact that it isn’t perfect, though, because it is going to go nicely with the big boy room theme I have planned for Derrick’s room. Stay tuned next spring to see that project!
Can’t wait to share this piece with y’all after it is sitting in Derrick’s new room.