I promised you guys I would show you what I was going to do with the space under the cabinets in my laundry room.
I’m going to show you, but don’t think I’m crazy OK? …don’t go screaming out of the room when I tell you about it…. Promise?
Here we go! Well first of all, I prayed and asked God to help me find a very narrow and long dresser for my laundry room to fold clothes on, so when I went into Goodwill and saw this one for $15.00 I thought God had answered my prayer…until I looked at it closer. It was gross…I mean, it needed a TON of work and it even had a few mouse poopies in one of the drawers. ACK! I remember thinking..…”God you have a good sense of humor” and I left the store. I went all the way home and decided God was giving me the dresser I asked for, I was just being lazy and didn’t want to work on it….I went back and brought home my $15.00 mess! (then I scrubbed and bleached all the drawers pronto!…then I scrubbed them one more time and lined them with shelf liner..I don’t like mice “leftovers”…..can you tell!) LOL
Here it is in all it’s disastrous state…um, I mean glory!
See what I mean about it being a mess…just look at that yucky top! (but I actually came up with a great idea for this disaster!)
I took off all the hardware from the drawers and painted them black. I know….it sounds crazy, but stay with me here!
I started sanding everything down…..
I used my little palm sander and gave it all a good once over.
I liked this little detail,(below) it looks like beadboard. (it also looks like the little detail inside the cabinet doors on the cabinets I already installed in the laundry room)
I primed all the pieces with Kilz 2 primer…here’s the top with one coat. It took a LOT of priming!
I gave everything two or three coats of Olympic Ultra white, semi-gloss paint. (from Lowes)
I painted the top with the same paint as the laundry room walls….a pretty pale aqua. *sigh*…I love that color.
OK…are you ready to see it all finished and in place?!!
Look at that, God did know what he was talking about! I should know by now not to doubt God! I LOVE it!
WARNING….LOTS of pictures ahead! (and one more project!)
Oh, look the cabinets have doors now! See the beadboard look in the doors I was talking about…it matches the dresser!
LOVIN’ the black hardware!!
OH, you remember how I told you I had plans for the top of the dresser where it was damaged? Well this is what I did……..
I went to Lowes and purchased a piece of plexi-glass and had them cut it down for me. I peeled off only ONE side of the plastic sheeting that comes on the plexi glass to keep it from getting scratched. I left one side on and placed it sheeting side down, it shows through as an opaque white. It totally solved the damaged top problem, is easy to clean and lets the pretty aqua trim show too. I LOVE it!
Alrighty, I promised you one more project for today, so here it is…..see the little tin on the end of the dresser? I got it marked down at Michaels for next to nothing because the little metal handle was gone off the top…..but I had other plans!
First I cut out the words Fabric Softener on my Cricut expression. (I used the cartridge Story book for anyone interested)
If you’ve never done vinyl before, it’s super easy. Just cut it out, peel away the extra like this….
Then cut out a square of contact paper to place over the top, remove the the paper back from the letter…. place it where you want it to go on your project.
Once you have the letters where you want them, you just burnish them onto your project and peel off the contact paper from the top. There ya have it!
See what I did to make a handle?!
I just threaded some ribbon through the holes where the handle used to be…….
and knotted it underneath….
Now I have a cute little box for my fabric softener sheets and it cost me less than 2 bucks! Oh, I just stuck a scrapbooking flower on there for a touch of pink…you knew I’d have to put pink in this room somewhere…right?! :o) Oh…by the way, that picture frame in the background didn’t make the final cut for the room, so it’s not in there anymore! lol
Stay tuned to my next post where I’ll show you how I took care of that unsightly furnace and what I did to replace that horrible builders grade light fixture! Oh and a giveaway of an item I used in my laundry room is coming soon too!
Tell me what you think of my dresser re-do!
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