Monday, April 14, 2014

Dress Up The Dresser

Our dresser project is finally complete and I'm super pumped with how it turned out!  I can only take credit for being the brains behind the operation.  My darling boyfriend executed the project magnificently!

Here's what the dresser looked like when we started.  It was just your basic 50's/60's pine dresser.  We acquired this from Eric's grandma when she moved houses a couple years back.  There was nothing wrong with it, but I really wanted a fun conversation piece for the room. 

I posted this picture on Facebook during spring break.  Eric gave the whole thing a good sanding.  

Then came a coat of tinted primer,

some bold orange paint,  

and finally the coolest part of the whole project...the knobs!

(I still haven't hung any of his art, which is why it's all sitting on the dresser.  I figure I ought to wait until all of the furniture is in.  The "Love You Forever" art idea was taken from Young House Love and I painted the arrow art using a Martha Stewart stencil.) 

I got the idea from this post on Pinterest and asked Eric if it would be possible to 1. find this many valve handles and 2. use them safely as handles.  After a bit of research, we figured out that if we sprayed them with a clear protective coat we could check off number 2.   

Collecting all of the handles took quite a bit longer then we expected.  The pinterest listing from Etsy was no longer available, so we had been acquiring them slowly from our heating and cooling guy.  My father-in-law found a listing for valve handles on eBay and helped  us round out our collection.  Special thanks to him!

We are so pleased that we were able to make something special for Mini Meyer's nursery that is one-of-a-kind just for him.  Stay tuned for more nursery updates!


  1. Looks awesome! Love the photo bomb by Wyatt! :)

  2. Thanks Anna! The animals love Mini M's room for some reason. Every time I go in there, they follow me!