I finally finished a project this weekend and couldn’t wait to share it with you!
I am working on updating my son’s room and giving him more organization and a more “big boy” look and feel. If you’ve been around a while, you might remember his pirate room on a budget that we did when he was three. It was bland and boring, even for me, the lover of all things “simple.”
The new room will have more of an overall industrial feel, with a little Star Wars thrown in for good measure, (and to please the kid).
The first project I decided to work on was the dresser. This where a lot of his toys are stored, since we have a built in dresser in the closet.
Just for fun, here’s a before shot of the dresser:
I’m really pleased with how it turned out, even if the stain didn’t cover quite the way I’d envisioned.
First, I sanded the drawers with the palm sander I bought just for this project.
Can I just stop here for a moment to profess my love for power tools? Seriously big, giant, inflated, puffy heart LOVE. I don’t care if it’s a drill or a hand sander or a table saw, I’m. in. love. Now I need some pink safety glasses.
Anyway, back to the dresser…
I sanded down to the wood. Disclaimer – this is the first time I’ve used a power sander so I’m not sure I did it exactly right.
I rubbed on Minwax stain in Weathered Grey, and wiped it off immediately, but a couple of drawers came out a bit splotchy. I tried to even it out but that just didn’t work. I’m ok with it though. I kind of like how it came out.
The dresser color is “Wet Cement” by Behr. It took two coats to cover the blue stripes on the top but the rest covered in just one coat.
The silver handles on the dresser are from Target.
I’ve got several elements left to finish, but I’m hoping to be able to show it to you in a couple of weeks!
Mirror – Target half off clearance $11.98
Lamp: Target clearance $13.98
Lego Storm trooper clock: Toys R Us $27.99 (purchased with TRU Rewards Dollars)
**UPDATED – To see the whole room, click on the photo below!