Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A cute, yellow dresser!

Well, folks. I've done it. I have officially tackled a home renovation project and it turned out better than I could have imagined. First, I need to let you know that I moved to Tallahassee in August. I also need to let you know that a significant amount of my clothing has been living in a huge mound on my floor, near the foot of my bed, since arriving. It's not that I particularly enjoyed it sitting there, but it didn't exactly have a home, either. But two months of clothes-pile-living was getting to be too much. I should also mention that I've been looking for a dresser since before I moved here. Some people have the Craigslist magic... but, I do not. However, hard work pays off, and last week I finally found a dresser I liked. And it was only ten dollars. TEN! That's it. I paid for that bad boy in cash. Dolla dolla bills, ya'll. 

When I went to the Craigslist stranger's house to get my dresser, I was sort of bummed to find that a drawer was lopsided, one of the feet was falling off, and the paint job was terrible. I didn't care though, it was ten bucks and it didn't smell like illegal drugs or animals and I needed it. So I called my dad and asked if it was ok if I just threw on a coat of paint, and he challenged me to take my time, sand it down, use a few coats, and give it a little TLC. At first I wasn't too interested in a project, but then I thought about it and decided to make this piece something I could really love. Boy, am I glad I did! 

And here it is in my room. It's so cute, and my space looks so much more cozy and tidy already. It's amazing how a little rearranging and organizing can change a room around. (I'm learning a lot about that this year!)

I lined the drawers with some upholstery fabric I scored a year or so ago, and I've been waiting for the perfect project to use it. I'm so happy I waited, because I am just so in love with my little dresser. 

Hope you guys have a great night. I'm off to sleep. Only one more day of classes and then my sweet boyfriend will get in town to spend the weekend with me. I can't wait! We're going to go on a cute date, enjoy the cold weather together, and enjoy a relaxing time of homework-less weekend hangtime. <3



  1. good for you! i'm so intimidated by painting furniture. it looks great and I really like the pattern on your drawer liners too.

  2. Dang girl, I'm loving the dresser and those cute little tops you are wearing!

  3. Cute DIY project! Love that you went with such a fun, bold color. :D

  4. Super cute! Beautiful color on the dresser and the pattern in the drawers is so adorable, the perfect little detail. wonderful project:)