Wanna know how I did it? Then read on Sista!
I found this at my local thrift store and thought IT would be a fun redo. I was right and yes I called it an IT. I couldn't deiced if IT was a boy or a girl. I new I wanted to add molding to it, so I got my molding and was just hoping it would come to me as I worked on it.
It needed a few repairs first.
*See that piece of wood lying on the bottom of the wardrobe?
It actually goes underneath and there is nothing holding the floor to the rest of the dresser.
*See how the drawers are a little saggy?
That's an easy fix that makes all the difference.
I actually just cut a new piece of wood and fastened it to the base of the dresser and then used finishing nails to nail down the bottom of the wardrobe. Then I filled the nail holes with wood filler.
I did fix the drawers but you will just have to notice that in the after pictures. Most of them were straightened out with a little bit of sanding and for the others I use
1/2" Self Adhesive Vinyl Bumpers. I keep these little suckers on hand for lots of things. They work great and stay put.
There was also a little piece on the side of the door that was loose and would probably fall off as soon as I got it all done so I broke it off and then fixed it.
I just used a little wood glue and then sanded to make smooth.
After all the fixing was done I gave it a quick sanding. I've had quite a few people ask me why I sand even if I prime as well.
This is why!
In my opinion there is a BIG difference in junky and shabby or rustic.
I added molding
along the top
on the inside of the door
and along the bottom.
Keep reading to see the molding. Sorry, no photos
I know what you're thinking.....
Molding? Really? I can't do molding.
You can so do molding! I use to be so intiimadated by those dang corner cuts. Then I finally tried it and it was way too easy. All it is is 45 degree angle cuts. If they don't turn out perfect you can just puddy them and they will look great. Just try it and you will see how easy it really is.
And then I saw it.........She is definitely a GiRL!
Since I new she was a girl and I had a ton of left over paint from the pink toy box I deiced to paint her pink.
First I gave her a good coating of Kilz. If I am doing furniture for a child I always Kilz it up just because you never know what kind of paint might be on it or what a child will do with it's surrounding. You know licking, picking or whatever else the heck they will think of. Kilz seals everything in.
This is just the inside of the wardrobe but I Kilzed it all, even the insides of the drawers.
I painted her pink and then sealed her up with some polyurethane.
I painted her hinges white to match her new knobs.
You know it, I got cute knobs from Hobby Lobby @ 50% off!
I know this seems like a lot of steps and it is but most things just take a few minutes to do. Just remember that if you are new to this just start with small pieces and work your way up to the bigger pieces.
What do you think of my molding?
I LoVE it! I think it gives her a whole new look.
One Last LOOK
I just have to show you one more thing because it made me crack my head off.
I was staging this and the Pink Birdie Toy Box on a night when we were finishing up a family dinner. So I was running around finding nicknack's to put on the top of the wardrobe and I came back to find this.....
Nothing says PRECIOUS like a grown man hugging an ugly duck with his eyes closed like he's dreaming of his new pink dresser. Precious or CREEPY, I don't know. Hee Hee
My little nephews got in on the staging too.
Don't ask me what this is all about, I just found it there and got into trouble when I went to move it out of the picture.
If you are looking for some inspiration you have to check out these PaRTiES. I only link up to PaRTiES that I LoVE and visit often.
ThaNkS for the LiNk uP LaDiES!