When to know it is best to purchase used furniture and refurnish it is the better choice! I didn’t want to pay $300 for a dresser for my son when I know it’ll just be destroyed over time from banging and putting stickers on it or whatever else could happen. So I knew that my best bet was to find something on Craigslist and refurnish it.
In no time I had found the perfect dresser and what was even better is it came with a matching twin headboard! It was already painted an off-white color with blue so I knew I could paint it any color I wanted at any time and it match Xavier’s room.
This is the headboard, in the original color when I purchased it. The dresser was the same off-white color with blue drawers and white handles.
For the time being, Thaddeus is using it for his bed since he didn’t have a headboard and Xavier is still in his crib. It doesn’t look bad in Thaddeus’ room, so he gets to borrow it for now.
Making it New Again
My plan was to paint the pieces to match Xavier’s room and I this week finally got around to doing the dresser. I only changed the colors a bit, the dresser is now white, the drawers are still blue. I just decided on a slightly different blue. Then I painted the handles of the drawers in the same green color in Xavier’s room.
I still need to add another coat of white to the top of the dresser. Otherwise, it is complete. I was going to use the stencils that I used for the walls to put on the drawers of the dresser. Unfortunately, they didn’t cooperate with the paint and started pulling the paint up.
I think the dresser looks great the way it is and doesn’t really need pictures on it! I’ll eventually get around to doing the headboard, but since Xavier will be in a crib for a while longer. Then goes to a toddler bed I’m not worried about it yet!