Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dresser re-do

This must be re-do week, 'cause I'm re-doing everything. Since I've pretty much finished Abby and Sophie's room, minus some trim here and there, I've shifted my focus to Aden's room. I guess I should call it Aden and Owen's room...yeah, I've decided to more a colicky baby in with a light sleeping six year old. I hope this goes well.


Abby and Sophie's room was easy to re-do. Girls rooms always are in my opinion! With Aden's room, it's not that easy. When you ask your daughter what she wants her room to look like she says things like her favorite color and princesses and other girly things that really transcend age... I still sleep in a princess room. True Story. When you ask a six year old boy what he wants his room to look he immediately goes to his latest obsession. My son's latest obsession is the Super Mario Brothers. I found some interesting things online as far as murals go, but now that I'm moving Owen into the room too, I just can't see a baby sleeping in a room with Bowser breathing fire over his crib.


That said, and in an effort to be fair to Aden's dream of sleeping in Mario land, I think I'll stick painting a few canvases with a few Mario scenes and hanging them in his bunk bed space. If I hang a curtain around the bunk I can easily hide the Mario theme when I want to. 


Since this is going to be a long process, I'm going to knock the simple tasks off the list. I made a lamp shade I don't really like that much the other day- check!  Next, I'll focus on the dresser.


If you would, please take notice of the cherry colored dresser under the lamp. I don't have a great before picture of this dresser, but from the after picture and the color of the dresser in this picture...well you get the idea.


I really put off doing anything to this dresser because this was the very first piece of furniture I refinished back in like 1996. It was a dresser, as legend has it, my Grandfather built and it was lacquered a nasty cherry color. I painstakingly stripped it down and intended to stain it a lighter color, but the original stain color was set so deeply into the wood and I had to just match the color. Oh well, I loved it anyway and it served me well through college and in our first few years of marriage as a TV table only to spend it's golden years as Aden's clothes dresser.


Well, the time has come for change! I'm going to be moving another dresser in the room from the nursery for Owen's clothing. I want the two dressers to coordinate so old Cherry got a paint job! 
Isn't she Pretty-oops! I mean isn't he pretty- er... handsome?! I have to break out of girl room mode!!

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