May 30, 2012

Pretty Little Aqua Dresser

Well, we're still working on the deck and we're almost ready to sand it, power wash it, then paint it with the product Deck Restore. I think we're going to get it from Ace Hardware instead of Home Depot, it would just be nice to have a worker to talk to about it before getting started, and Ace is better with that. :)

But in the mean time here's a little project I worked on a few weeks ago. A piece of furniture for another niece! This time my crazy, funny, talented niece, Ali :)

This was a beautiful piece of furniture to begin with. I didn't get the before picture until after I had removed the old hardware and sanded the whole thing down of course ;)

My niece's bedroom is very colorful and she wanted this to match her aqua curtains so I decided to use latex paint this time. I sanded lightly and then rolled on two coats of primer. I like to use those little foam rollers just like this one. Sorry I don't have a picture!! They work really well with latex paint on furniture and leave a nice looking and feeling finish.

After rolling on 2 coats of the paint (Aqua Spray by Behr in an eggshell finish) I brushed on one coat of semi gloss polyurethane. 

Ali picked out the new knobs at Hobby Lobby. My sister and I were actually less than thrilled about them, they are big and swirly. But once put on the dresser they looked great! They almost look like a big rose bud!

Here's Ali with her new dresser in her room :)


  1. Ali loves her "new" dresser! And she loves the fact that Auntie Heidi made it just for her<3 Thanks for the great work again!

  2. I love the color and the knobs are awesome. Great work!

  3. Love the new dresser! The color is amazing!

  4. I'm going to have to show you how to use ctrl print screen to copy pictures from the internet for your blog ;)

  5. Beautiful redo! Here from the Shabby Creek party, now following! Would love for you to visit and follow me too :)

    Hugs, Tanya

  6. Just stunning! Beautiful job! : )
    - Hope

  7. You have done a very good job.
    I love this furniture redo!

  8. That is gorgeous!! The color is so pretty and I LOVE the handles you put on there. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  9. I love the color the this dresser!! What a nice makeover! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.