First, my boyfriend and I used sandpaper to smooth down some of the rough spots where the paint had chipped off. Once that was done, we wiped the surfaces clean and painted (my favorite part!). I forgot to take a photo before we painted it, but here's a shot after the first coat:
We let it dry for about an hour and then I did a second coat so that it would look nice and smooth, and to cover any light spots. While the paint dried, I planned how I would arrange these bird decals, which I found last year at Home Goods for $3 (sweet deal, right?).
Later on, it was time to add the new hardware, which I bought at Ace Hardware for about $1.50 each. Nickolas actually wanted to do this part, so I figured I'd get an action shot while I sat there watching him work ;)
Okay, so I know I said earlier that the painting was my favorite part, but I change my mind--adding the decals was my favorite part because it seemed to really tie everything in and finalized this project I had been waiting so long to complete.
After adding the birdies to the front of each drawer, I had a few more decals remaining so I decided to add one on each side of the dresser, as well.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, is the finished product!
While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I also tackled another project I had been waiting to finish. I bought this dilapidated wooden frame over a year ago for about $1 at an auction and had planned on painting it and then using it somehow in my workshop area. However, life took over (as it always does) and the frame just sat in my living room. Today I finally got to sanding it smooth and then painting it a sweet, pale yellow.
Now that it's finally painted, I'm not exactly sure what I want to do with it! I've been thinking of getting a sheet of plexiglass, cut to match dimensions of the frame, and then paint it with chalkboard paint so that I can make my own blackboard. What do you guys think? Do you have any other ideas for this frame?
And now I'll leave you with a picture of my kitty, Sasha, who thought it would be a good idea to try hiding in the paper bag from the hardware store. Silly kitty...