Toddler Room Progress: Another Dresser Redo. - Pretty Real

Toddler Room Progress: Another Dresser Redo.

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This will be my third dresser re-do.  I learn something new each and every time I paint furniture.  I love furniture refinishing and would love to do it as a side job one day (kind of like her).  Unfortunately I can't seem to find the time to finish my own projects let alone work on others so for now I'll continue learning, 'building my skill set,' and perhaps delve into the furniture up-cycling business another day.  As for this dresser, I can't share the finished photo with you because, well, it's not finished...  But here's what I'm working on:

I love this little dresser. I love the "feet," the key holes, the size...everything.  Of course I'm painting it just like I did Genevieve's first dresser and Nadia's dresser.  It's a bit annoying because the knobs won't come off.  There are always surprises when you're working with old furniture.  This is frustrating for 2 reasons: 1. I was planning to switch out the knobs for much cuter ones.  Like these beautiful knobs for example:

Mottled Knob

Ceramic Melon Knob

    2. I have to paint around them.  Joe was about ready to take a hammer to them but I was afraid of splitting the drawers. Painting around them is awfully annoying.  I'd be finished priming by now if I didn't have to take the time to do that.  But this beauty cost me $50 and I love it, so I can't complain.

    Oh and if you're wondering why Genevieve needed a dresser in the first place it's because her room is small and I'm making room for play space.  Her other dresser was adorable and I loved how much storage it provided but at over 4 feet wide it took up a lot of floor space!  I'm trying to use vertical space more in her room (and my house in general) to create storage and free up that coveted floor space.

    So there you have it.  I hope to be finished it within a week or so and when I do, I'll be sure to post my results! 

    Happy weekend!

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