My goal for this fall is to redo Maia's room. Until two days ago, I had done a big fat zilch towards attaining that goal. Boo-hoo for me.
Then, I went to work on Maia's dresser and it has been reborn! I think this particular dresser used to grace my sister, Amy's, room. It's quite dated but has decent bones.
Here's a photo of what it looked like on Monday:
*Notice the antiquated gold-painted trim around the drawers and dresser top.
*Notice the missing hardware on the bottom drawer (it snapped in two a couple of months ago).
*Notice the dark, blurry conditions of my sub-par photography (that will just make the after shot that much better).
*Notice the 6 inch-thick coat of crap on the dresser top--oh wait, I mean, don't notice that (my only defense here is that I only require a clear floor and closed drawers when my kids clean their rooms)!
All I did was a little wiping, sanding, painting, drilling and affixing new hardware. It really didn't take long at all. Without further ado, I present Maia's new and improved dresser:
Now, doesn't she look more clean and fresh and, well, user-friendly (what with actual drawer pulls attached to every drawer and all...)? I thought so.
Teensy does, too. She was my assistant when I was drilling the holes for the new drawer pulls (thankfully, the new hardware covered the old holes beautifully and no putty/spackle was required). Once I attached the new hardware, Teensy proclaimed the new and improved dresser "too girlie" for Maia (who is in a decidedly non-girlie phase of her life). Then she mentioned that she happened to know someone who is girlie--herself--and that she should probably be the recipient of the "new" dresser. It did make me feel that it must look better if she was petitioning to have it for herself.
Now, do I think it looks brand new? No. Do I think it looks like a professional job? No. But, do I think it's a vast improvement and am I pleased with my work? Absolutely.
But don't take my word for it. Let's check with the recipient of the face lift, the dresser, herself, and see how she feels after she's had a little work done.
Yep, she looks happy to me. Don't you agree?