Sunday, February 27, 2011

This weekend's DIY project: the 80's dresser
Forgot to take a 'before photo' but it was chipped and missing most of it's handles... you get the idea.
-medium grit sandpaper
-wood filler
-latex gloves
-canvas drop cloth
-paint brushes
-power drill
-decorative knobs

The knobs I purchased (a long time ago) from Anthropologie were not the same size as the existing holes, so I began my project by filling one half of the existing holes with wood glue. I then sanded the entire dresser and applied two coats of satin finish black/brown paint. After the paint dried, I used my power drill to drill a new set of holes. Screwed in the knobs, and wala! 
I prefer knobs, but the drawers are too heavy and not on glides, so handles were the way to go. It's not perfect, the handles aren't 100% straight, but all in all, it was a successful DIY Athropologie at any time to change up the look.
ps. caitlin do you love the card stuck in the mirror, bottom right?! it's very fitting.


Loren said...

You did a fantastic job! It looks beautiful :)

Eva said...

so cute! it's so amazing what a little TLC can do to furniture :)

Caitlin said...

love the card and the dresser! can you come decorate my room?!!!

Monica said...

YES! Im so glad I found your blog through odd semi meeting Zappos-ness! :) I really love your style, too! Im gonna stalk your blog now... cant wait to see what you post next!

L.C. said...

I am impressed with your use of power tools. I had no idea you were so handy:)

The dresser looks great, I love the handles!!