Here is my daughter’s new turquoise dresser. Total cost = 0!
This is the original yucky cream coloured dresser we purchased secondhand about a year ago. It came with the matching side table (you can just see on the right that is now white), an ornate white metal bed, bedding, wall mirror and lamp. The whole lot was listed on ebay for $100. I jumped on it. What a bargain! You usually pay twice that much just for a bed. So I consider the rest of the items freebies. 🙂 And these cupboards are solid wood from Freedom Furniture. Very happy with that purchase. 🙂
So I’ve finally a year later got around to making it pretty. 🙂 First of all I gave it a white undercoat. My 4 year old reminded me after painting to please take her things out of the drawers “so they don’t get ruined mummy”. I’m always so eager to get started. 🙂
So after removing the contents of all the drawers, I mixed up a gorgeous shade of turquoise using flat white paint, mixed with blue, yellow and green acrylic paint. All of which I had in my paint stash. 🙂
I also gave the cute little drawer knobs a spray of white paint. They originally had been a shiny silver metal. I was going to totally replace them, but the white is perfect.
Then I distressed all the edges and gave the entire piece a light sand. I’ll also give it a coat of clear gloss when I can get to the hardware to purchase some more. 🙂
I also lined the drawers with some adorable turquoise and white polkadot contact.
I love it! It turned out so good I was thinking of keeping it for my room. 🙂
Now I just can’t stop peeking into her room as I pass by to admire it.
I’m going to do a post of her entire room shortly so please subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out! 🙂