UPDATE: I have had a bunch of questions about my Easter outfit. :) You girls are so funny! The dress is Calvin Klein, and I got it at Marshall’s on clearance for $44.00 (which is actually kind of pricey for me). The shoes I got at Payless for $14.99, and I already had the necklace and earrings. There ya go, sweet things!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.
The weather here was absolutely perfect, and I enjoyed spending time with both sides of our family.
I did get a couple pics that I wanted to share with you.
Me and my boys…
The loves of my life!…
The whole crew after church…
I missed Mom terribly. I have such wonderful memories of Easter as a child. Mom played a big part in making it so special. I pray that my boys will also look back on these days and feel the same love that I did growing up.
The best part of the day was being in the Lord’s house and celebrating Jesus’ love for us all!
Now to another piece of furniture that I finished for our master bedroom makeover.
Remember this inspiration picture I shared with you?….
And remember this dresser I found at an antique mall?…
Well, I broke down and bought her. They were asking $250.00 for the dresser. (Remember I had a $700.00 budget from the money I made selling my previous cherry bedroom suite.)
I did NOT want to pay that much!! I am sooo cheap! I knew that as soon as I bought the dresser, I would find one like it at a garage sale for like 25 bucks, and I would be totally kicking myself!
So I waited for about two weeks as I looked at every used furniture store, Goodwill, and antique mall I could find, and I saw NOTHING like this dresser.
I went back to the antique mall and offered them $200.00 cash, but they didn’t take it. So I called my Aunt Sue who buys and sells antiques, and ask her what I should do.
Long story short, my Aunt Sue went to the antique mall and talked the dealers down to $210.00. That’s as low as they would go, and since it was exactly what I was looking for, I decided to get it. :)
Thank you, Aunt Sue!
And here she is now…
Isn’t she cute?
I followed the same painting steps on this dresser that I used for my black armoire, except I cover the whole dresser with primer. You can read about the details HERE. I also will probably be putting a coat of polyurethane on this dresser for extra durability.
I did want to share with you how I did the drawer pulls.
They looked like this at first…
My husband primed them with some self-etching primer that he uses on his cars. (You could use regular spray primer.)
Then I spray painted them black (look at the handle at the top of the picture.)
I used a Folk Art paint from Walmart called Metallic Antique Gold ($1.25) and wiped it over the black handle with a paper towel.
It gave me exactly the look I was after! Can you see the difference in the picture below?
I love the way they look on my dresser…
Pretty close to my inspiration picture, don’t ya think?
Now for the hard part…accessorizing! I always struggle with this step. I’m not sure what I want to put on it…lamp?….pictures?….flowers?….we’ll see…
I am linking this project up to these wonderful parties…