I swapped the white knobs out for some brushed metal. This metal matches the metal accents on his bed and side table. They were a bit loose, so I used the construction adhesive to secure them to the drawers.
I bought 4 feet of 3/4 inch rope from the Home Depot. I used construction adhesive to attach it to the dresser. I used fishing line to hold it in place over night until it was fully dried. After 24 hours I cut the fishing strong off.
Yesterday I posted about rehabbing a dresser I found (brand new) for very cheap. I'm not sure if it's a true rehab because the piece was new, but I changed the look to match my son's future big boy bedroom. The dresser itself was $150 (in the store it would be $500 + delivery charges). I bought it from a neighbor who purchased it from the store 6 months ago. See the post HERE.
Below is my finished product. Nothing majorly different, but I feel like it is a much better fit for my son's future bedroom and it's nautical theme. The dresser was $150. The six knobs, rope, and construction adhesive came to $38 at home Depot. What do you think?
Before, just in case you didn't see my post from the other day.
I see cutesy rehabs on Pinterest and Facebok all the time and think "Pshht, I don't have time for that!" Well, I am going to attempt to turn a girly dresser in to a more masculine piece for my son this week.
I recently got a hold of a brand new white dresser for super-cheap! It would look great in my son's nautical room. Only problem is, it has a girly wave pattern under the top row of drawers. I was initially going to paint the wave blue to match the nautical theme. Then my mom came up with an idea to buy some thick rope to cover the girly wave and switch out the knobs for metal ones that match the other metal elements in his room. So here are the before photos...
I started working on it yesterday, but I haven't finished it. I need to refine the details. The new knobs are loose so I think I need some washers and the rope needs to be secured better! Stay tuned for the final product. :)
After teaching elementary school for nine years I was given the opportunity to stay home with my son. To learn more about what brought me to this point- read my About Nicole page. This blog is dedicated to the adventures of being a stay at home mom and how to fill the days with fun and love.