Today is Thursday, and where I live that means today is garage sale day.
Yes, garage sales are also on Friday and Saturday, but the majority of the sales start on Thursday.
That means I wrote this post last night, and as you are reading this, I am probably out making the rounds — knocking over old people trying to get all the good stuff.
Just kidding, I only knock over the people my own age and younger.
So as you are getting ready for your day, I am bargaining with people, yelling at my GPS for telling me to turn after I already missed my turn, and stuffing as much stuff in my car without getting myself pulled over.
Speaking of yard sale finds, this little child’s dresser is one of my newest ones.
To say this was in rough shape is an understatement people. It had scratches, and dings, smelled like a combination of stale coffee and cigarettes, and had pretty much the ugliest knobs on the planet on it.
First off, I coated the drawers with a coat of shellac to seal off that odor. Then I painted the shell with Plaster Paint in a combination of Seaside and Prairie Sky.
I then distressed the whole shell.
Next I took some wrapping paper that I had and cut out pieces to fit the drawer fronts.
I then painted on a layer of Mod Podge on the front of the drawers and laid on the paper.
Next I used a credit card to run over the front of the paper to get out any air bubbles.
I took a sanding block and ran it over the edges of the drawer front to remove any extra paper.
Then I painted on a coat of polyacrylic over the wrapping paper to seal it.
I painted the sides of the drawer a tangerine color to give it an extra pop.
I coated the shell and sides of the drawers with Plaster Paint’s Paste Wax and buffed it off.
Finally, I replaced the ugly knobs with some pretty new ones … and that was it!
Make sure you check out my blogging buddies decoupaged projects down below!
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