Have I told you that before and afters are my absolute favorite things ever. Never, ever tire of them. I love it. This is another one of those painting projects that was completely free. I love free too. Who doesn't, really?
These dressers (really one bedside table and one dresser) came to us by way of Aaron's grandmother. The dresser we have in our dining room was also hers that we painted about 7 years ago. She is a special lady so that makes this furniture special too! The paint (one primer coat and 2 coats BM's Cloud White eggshell) was in the basement and the knobs were part of one of those mega packs that Aaron bought super cheap. Most of them are destined to go in the downstairs rooms we are working on but I did the math (right I hope) and we could spare 5 for this job.
They are wood and fairly solid. A bonus for starters. There was a bit of a striated yellow beige finish on them that was fixed by a little sanding. Then I painted them up and that was it. I decided not to break out the paint sprayer for this job. Since they are so flat with very little detail the roller was sufficient. Also Aaron was using the air compressor for trim and such so it was just easier to do my own thing.
So here is my side of the bed. I get the smaller one because I have less room. I also have the phone on my side so I am not sure how that worked out! Isn't it cute?
And this is Aaron's side of the bed. I am hoping he will move some stuff out of the closet and into these drawers thus giving me more closet space. So far no luck. He maintains I already hog the closet.
So there you go. It was a fairly minor project but it really makes a big difference. There is one other new element. I'll show it off in the pictures of the full room next post.