My parents were getting rid of a dresser they had at their cottage, so I figured I could use it as storage in the craft nook in the basement. I just wanted it to be a bit lighter because, you know, my own creative space is a corner in a dark basement.
I removed the hardware and sanded down the whole thing then purchased paint with the primer in it and got to work.
I was a bit confused when the white paint dried yellowish/ clear and concluded that the paint was defective and returned it to Lowes. Turns out, I purchased un-tinted base paint that is meant for dark colors. I’ve painted many things in my life and always assumed that the paint on shelves is white unless tinted by an employee.
New lesson learned.
I went outside my comfort zone and decided to do a two-toned dresser. I figured if I hated it, it was only going in the basement anyways. But I love how it turned out! A few mercury glass knobs from Hobby Lobby and I have tons of storage for my gift wrap stuff.
I think I have a ribbon obsession. Each drawer is jam-packed with various gift wrap items. The top drawer is just gift toppers, the 2nd drawer is gift tags and tissue paper, the 3rd drawer is gift bags, the 4th drawer is gift boxes, and the bottom drawer is ribbons. I’m done Christmas shopping for the kids already and can’t wait to get wrapping.
The only problem with wrapping so early is that I’ll forget what we got the kids by the time December rolls around.