As little boys, my brothers-in-law enjoyed coloring outside the lines. Sometimes this life philosophy spilled out onto their furniture, much to their mother’s dismay. The sturdy five drawer dresser that stopped over for a stay in our garage came to us full of artistic expression in nearly every color of the rainbow.
But I’ve been coloring outside the lines in my own way lately – trying to change items so drastically that they are not even recognizable. Is it my way of being rebellious? In a unusual way, yes. Is it fun? Oh you bet.
I wanted this project done quickly and smoothly so I went with spray paint. It took a layer of black primer and then a few coats of black glossy spray paint to get the piece where I wanted it. I was going for a sharp, classic look.
This cute dresser has adorable liner paper with a feminine touch, so I went with it. On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby the hardware happened to be 50% off. I went in looking for clear, crystal-like knobs, but I gravitated toward the girliest knobs I could find. I ended up purchasing giant flower knobs in a brilliant pink. (Sorry bros, this dresser is so far in to girl territory that you have no hope of ever retrieving it.)
This beauty is on the floor and ready for the first ever Midwest Junk occasional sale! Happening Friday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) at 11 8th Street South, Fargo, N.D.! She’s priced to move, folks, along with many other pieces – please bring your trailers.
See you then!