Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The CSI projects paint challenge

I'm reposting this dresser I did for Lil D a long while back. The CSI project is having a paint challenge, and I thought I would join in the fun. Head over and link up for favorite paint project, or take a look around and get inspired!
Mr. T has had this dresser for about 10+ years. When Lil D was ready to move out of the baby room and become a big boy...I decided to give him a new dresser.
(sorry, it's the only before pic I have of it)

after a good sanding and a coat of primer...I gave it 2 more good coats of semi-gloss white.
Then I painted the door fronts with apple green (craft paint...I don't remember what brand).
I found the wood cars at Joanns and painted them and hot glued them to the top drawer.
Then found a font I liked and printed it in the right size. Using carbon paper, I traced the words onto each drawer and then filled them in with 2 coats of a paint pen.

here it is:

I still just love it! and Lil D loves to read all the letters...even "pretends" he knows what they say:)


asnipofgoodness said...

Very cute, and so very organised! Lil D will have no excuses for things not being in their place!

Love that green with the brown, very chic!

Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

Found this through the CSI challenge - sooo cute! I love the idea of labeling the drawers... may have to try this out on my own son's dresser!

Redbonegirl97 said...

Those really look great, my boys each have plain wooden dressers. I wonder if they want me to paint them? Actually they can paint them themselves.

Peace, Love and Chocolate

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely adorable!

Ellen said...

What a great idea, I think I need to do that for my whole family!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Squuueal! I totally love that. You did a rockin job girl!!!

Anonymous said...

This is too cute! I love it!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Wow - that is a great project! I love the color and I love the words. Such a good idea!

Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project - we really appreciate it!


Euharlee said...

I love it! What a huge transformation!!!

~Red Head

ItsLiz said...

That is so so so cute ... I am actually about to repaint a dresser that was my brothers for my son ... and I am totally digging this idea ... at least I will look organized even if I'm not always ...

Liz ... itsliz.com

Jennifer Juniper said...

The labeling is a great idea! I think my kids need that!

Jill said...

I love your blog... so much so that I gave you a blog award here http://westbrookedrive.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-first-blog-award.html.

Have a great day!

sanjeet said...

Love that green with the brown, very chic!
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