This Week’s DIY Roundup – Week 3

Does anyone else feel that June is just flying by? I can’t believe school is out and we are heading into the last week in June.

This week was not as productive as I would have liked. I have one piece that I will save and share with you next week because it is just not done. My day job has been super busy which is cool but it is cutting into my DIY time.

I want to share my favorite piece to date. I worked on this dresser for my daughter’s room. Though Emma has a beautiful dresser and one of the more expensive furniture pieces we purchased – there is just not enough space to hold all her clothes anymore.

Emma's old dresser web

So one morning I received an urgent call from my sister that she found these great dressers for me – I dropped everything because my sister knows my taste and went over to the neighboring town to check it out!

Emma's new dresser web

There were 2 dressers and the mirror, which is now over my mantel, all for $75 dollars! I was sold. Now the hard part – talking to the Hubby about switching out the dresser – normally Steve lets me do what I need to do…which I love – but the dresser is really heavy and will need his help moving it into Emma’s room.

Emma's new dresser before web

The dresser has to be from the 70’s based on the style and dark finish that was on the piece. It had some wear and some distressed areas – so Annie Sloan paint to the rescue! I went with old white – because Emma’s room is so eclectic and has and will have many different painted furniture pieces I wanted a piece that would ground the room since the dresser is so big!

Then came the fun part – what color should I spray paint the hardware – I have been lucking out that the hardware lately has been the right style that I just had to make minor changes and not invest in new knobs- which can be pricey.

The knobs to Emma's dresser before

So I was not sure if I wanted to paint them black or silver so I made an experiment and painted one each a color and tried against the dresser and silver won out.  I think for it being a young girls room it is subtler as well.

The Knob test - web

The hardware came out awesome I really love the finish this paint spray paint leaves, Krylon’s Metallic Brilliant Silver .

So the dresser came out wonderful – in the anticipation of the move – Emma and her girlfriend decided to rearrange her room without me! Deep breath! But I have to admit it looks awesome – here are the shots from her room with Emma leading the design effort – I did not do any staging right now!

Emma's room bed in corner web

Emma's reading corner web

Emma’s room is going to be a large project this summer! I am looking forward to working with her as we select new paint colors; learn how to stripe a wall and maybe new curtains and definitely a new headboard design by Emma.

What has been your favorite DIY piece to date?

Today we are partying over with Beneath my Heart – Best DIY Projects of June!

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