This was one of the very first DIY projects I ever tackled. While in college in Colorado my parents and I went to Salvation Army and picked out a bunch of furniture for my new bedroom. One of the items we picked up was a dresser with a mirror.
Like I have said before, our kitchen was in pretty good shape when we moved in but it needed some updating. The previous owners had a nice valance over the main window in the kitchen. It was in really good shape but it just wasn’t my style…felt a little dated to me. A valance updo was in order!
‘Tis the Season! Christmas is my favorite time of the year! It’s even more fun now that I get to watch it through my daughter’s eyes! She is hilarious and when we ask what Santa says she tries to say “Ho, ho, ho” in a guttural voice. It’s so sweet! She loves to talk like Santa but she sure didn’t love meeting Santa this year. Last year she was only a few months old so it was no problem….now that she is 15 months old she didn’t really want anything to do with him.
These dressers have found a new home and are SOLD. Weren’t they beautiful thought?!
I have been on the search for dressers that I could rehab on Craigslist for a while now. I really loved the transformation Homey Oh My! did to the Ikea Malm Dresser. I have looked a lot for the Malm dresser on Craigslist but they are few and far between. I think a lot of people like to rehab them so they are hard to find. I talked with my husband about this and he refuses to let me buy the dressers because he’s tired of pressboard furniture. We have moved many times and have had many things break in the process because pressboard just doesn’t hold up.
My mom was in town about a month ago and we were searching Craigslist non stop to find the perfect dressers, couches, futons etc. As I have said before we had family come into town for Thanksgiving so we wanted to get furniture for our basement on an affordable budget. I think every night my husband and I were out picking up furniture while my mom stayed home with the baby. We were able to score a futon and a couch for the basement for $100. We were pretty stoked about that!
My mom came across this listing on craigslist for two dressers and it was kind of an estate sale situation. It looked like they were a solid piece of furniture and had similar lines to the Ikea Malm Dresser. The guy said to email him and name your price. I wrote the guy and he accepted my offer so the next day my husband and I went to pick them up. We barely were able to fit them into my small SUV but we made it happen. We got them home and I cleaned them up and they were the perfect size for our bedroom. I couldn’t wait to start refinishing them but Thanksgiving was only a few days away so I figured I would wait until after the Holiday.Read More
This is by far my favorite project I have done to date! I was really getting tired of all my dark furniture. Everything was black! When we bought our house I really wanted to brighten things up. I started working on the table makeover before we moved. Here are some pictures of the table before I started to work on it: