If you've followed my blog, you probably know I have been trying to put together Ethan's room since December. Since we are one of the rare groups of parents who never have a sitter or free time for ourselves, our projects heavily rely on doing them on the weekends, or when the kids are asleep.
Initially I purchased a dresser off craigslist to redo. Only, I liked it too much and used it in our bedroom instead (I felt it didn't fit well for a boys bedroom). That and our hand me down dresser was smaller but PERFECT for Ethan, it's vintage retro and I LOVE IT! It was Doug's parents, and I believe his mother's parents before. IT'S very Mad Men-ish! Anyway, I didn't get the chance to take a photo with the drawers in, but they don't have knobs, it's every bit of the decade it belonged too:) When it's done you will se how great it looks. I would of kept it as is, but it needed to be refinished from the wear and tear we put on it :/ Here are some before photos, (sorry the drawers are missing). And, dear readers, I hope you can look past my spray painted on carpet in my den. hehe, just remember it is my next make over room :)
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I had every intent to sand this myself like I did our bedroom dresser, except for whatever reason the dust really bothered me this time. Doug took up on doing it and I will stain it. I have NEVER used wood stain in my life, so this could be a hit or miss. (Fingers crossed). I'll post with updated photos sometime later (if I make it that far tonight).
Please excuse my aweful typing and errors, I should probably go back to elementary school, I seem to have forgotten so much since having kids. I promise at one point I took honors English in high school. You couldn't tell from my typos and horrible punctuation. But I am far from perfect, and hopefully you understand :) Have a blessed week, readers!
**May 8th Edit**
First round of sanding done, a couple more & then I'll stain: