Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Money Saver

This dresser has been around for quite a while. When I was a kid it was given to us as part of a bedroom set. My sister and mom both used the pieces. Around the time Tuba was born I got the pieces. After all that use the dresser was in need of refinishing. I measured it and called two different companies for bids. I was shocked to hear bids of $500.00-$900.00 to refinish it!!!! I would do it myself but I was afraid of the chemicals since I'm pregnant. I wasn't sure how I was going to get it done when my WONDERFUL hubby came up with a plan! He needed some paperwork/phone calls done and he was willing to trade refinishing the dresser for me doing the paperwork/phone calls! Win-Win:) The finished product looks amazingly nice. It cost about $90.00 for all the supplies...stripper, scraper, gloves, sand paper, plastic, stain, sealer, and brushes. Now we have all the things and enough stuff left over to do more projects. I spent part of the day yesterday buffing the hardward. Watching me buff brass was giving hubby terrible Army days flashbacks. I then had so much fun filling the drawers with baby clothes. One half for baby boy and one half for baby girl. I put a changing pad on top and it's all ready for sweet babies!
Here's our St. Patrick's Dinner too.
Yummy Irish Soda Bread
Table set and ready
Tuba enjoying his stew.
Our newest pet....Mocha!

1 comment:

  1. The dresser looks great! And as much as I love the stage we are in right now, I do miss that 'nesting' feeling. I never did a changing table... I had an old dresser I had painted, and the same changing pad on it as you have. I loved looking through the clothes I collected while I was waiting for the little one. I am glad I can live vicariously through you. So, so exciting!



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