What do you get when you have:
a dear friend (Ashley) who knows you well,
a helpful goodwill manager and mother-in-law (in the same city),
a dad with muscles and a big truck,
left over from a previous project RL 'roadster white' paint,
black spray paint,
and a nifty little gravity-fed spray gun from a very sweet hubby?
I didn't distress this piece as it was pretty beat up to begin with and looks so elegant now that I couldn't bring myself to tear up it's pretty new paint. Hubby supportively agreed. (Love when he does that.)
With all the projects happening around here and me always being frugal, I simply bought new knobs for the top drawers since one was missing anyway, and coated all hardware with primer and spray paint so no splurge there. However, I actually really like the way the simple knobs look in contrast to the ornate pulls.
Considering this now multi-functional beauty started out as this:
I'd say it turned out prettier than even I imagined.
(do you see those pretty little legs? ahhhhh.)
And just so it's clear that things have been very hectic around here with projects still. Here is a before shot of what our newly dubbed "sitting area" looked like.
It took on a yellow hue from the flash at night...
Dear Santa (a.k.a. handsome hubby), please bring me a new camera. ;)
But if you look past that you'll notice what a big difference new carpet, a pretty new piece for organization, and a little black spray paint on an otherwise not so pretty light fixture makes.
I have spooky plans for this area in preparation for our little pumpkin's Halloween birthday bash so it won't look like this for long but hopefully it turns out equally as pleasing to our eyes.
See a similar dresser used in another not-so-ordinary (yet unique and beautiful) function here.