Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lil Blue, the Jack of all Dressers

There is no shame in my game!
Gotta love trash day!
I picked this lil guy up on the curb... You should have seen me trying to lift it by myself into the back of my (lifted) truck...ah ha ha funny sight!
He was missing a bunch of drawers, but had great bones.
I decide to keep only the top 3 drawers, so I started (with the help of my hubby) by cutting the bottom apart.
Then filled this section in with backerboard.
Here he is all put together, just before his paint job.
I gave him a coat of some freebie light blue paint given to me by a friend. And stained his top a nice Dark Walnut.
Next came the bottom "cabinet" part...trying to decide between which basket I wanted to get, 3 really really expensive ones, or 3 really expensive ones..Joanns was slippin this week...So as I browsed around, I came accross these unfinished crates, for $10 each...AWESOME compared to $25 each for the size baskets I needed...15"x15".
I bought 3 of these crates, and with all of my sah-weet coupons I only paid $18 for all 3! I know right?!
I got them home and they were a bit too long, and stuck out 3 inches...oops,
so we cut off the amount needed, and took my new staple gun, and put em back together!
and stained them the same dark walnut color as the top.
Here he is in all his glory!
I love him! and I can picture him just about anywhere, a baby boys nursery, a big boys room, under a nice sized flat screen, with dvd's filling the crates, in a craft room....Oh the possibilities!
Are you all ready to party....cuz I am! come join me!
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6 comments:

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Looks great!


I just found your blog through the Wandering Wednesday blog hop! Can't wait to read more.

Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

Lulu Lane Designs said...

I LOVE it! I have to confess I'm a curb picker as well and its such a rush to get something fabulous out of free junk! :) Here's something that I just picked up. I am still letting ideas swim around in my head.. what do you think?

http://lululanedesigns.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-05-13T10%3A35%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=2

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

nikki you continue to blow me away with your ideas and talent! i love this dresser and what you did with it.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Nikki, I'm so impressed with your creativity! Linking up this awesome post with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

Inspired by you said...

So great! It looks like it should have always been that way. Very creative!

Felicia @ All Things Fee said...

Looks great, never would have thought to get rid of the broken missing drawers!

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