I found this free dresser for My’isha the other day on Craig’s List.
When I went to go pick it up, I thought it would be a fun project to paint and fix. However, I wasn’t expecting it to be in such good condition. I mean, yeah, it can use a paint job, but it had already been repainted. Other than the paint chipping in place, the water damage to the top, and some paint or nail polish stains, it is in GREAT condition.
The gentleman that gave me the dresser also gave me 3 pails of paint and painting supplies including paint brush, paint pan and liner and a roller brush. He was setting me up for a fun paint project and getting rid of a bunch of paint in the process.
When I got the dresser home and in the house, I set it by the back porch so I could get it ready for painting. The more I looked at it, the less I wanted to take the chance of messing it up. When Mikey started telling me everything I needed to do to prep it for painting, I really started debating.
So, here is my dilemma, do I paint this dresser, or not? I already lined the inside of the drawers, I wiped it down, and I fixed the divider between the 2 top drawers. This will be my first big painting project, so I am not sure how well I will do. Is it worth the risk and the extra work of repainting at this point?
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I am seriously debating on leaving her dresser the way it is. I was looking for up cycling projects, and found a much needed dresser with potential. I am just not sure that now is a good time to repaint it.
I think I need some painting practice, more space, and better weather. Maybe next spring….
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Whenever I wonder whether to paint something, I look for a theme. For instance, my son’s room is Star Wars. So if I was going to paint his dresser, I’d try to figure out how to make it star wars. Do I paint it black and use spray paint to put on stars and a galaxy? My littlest daughter is hogwarts. So do I make it look like exaggerated wood and put an owl on it? Or do I paint it to look like the marauders map? I LOVE painting things, but I want to make it a fun thing. Something they treasure. If you’re going to paint something that’s in that good of shape, I say try to make it into something your kids will want to keep for their kids.
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Thank you so much for the foodback 🙂 I actually chose the pink because she is a princess. She is my only little girl and the baby of 4. The gold represents childhood cancer which is the diagnosis that changed our lives forever and tried to take my baby girl away.