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Sunday, February 6, 2011

I did not get this dresser at a garage sale...

Yes it's been a while since I have posted. I have definitely been "nesting" lately, but nothing post worthy. I have been staying a way from garage sales (not too hard since it's winter) and getting rid of stuff. But with a new baby on the way, I did have a legitimate need for a dresser for the wee one. Not wanting to spend tons of money-- I picked up an old, but solid dresser from Value Village for $25. I almost always prefer used dressers because they tend to be cheaper than IKEA and definitely more solid and better crafted if you choose carefully.

I didn't take a before picture, but it was kind of a nasty off white color with these lovely little circa 1990's star shaped pulls. I didn't like them, plus they are spiky and hurt the hands:

I bought some new pulls at Home Depot for about 1.20 each. I spray painted them black:

I was in the process of painting my crib white, using enamel paint (about $10). So I used that to do some easy coats over the old paint on the dresser and got this lovely finished product:

So for an investment of about $40 and 30 minutes, I got a cute little dresser for baby.

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