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Time Well Spent

I purchased this 40 year old dresser from our church yard sale back in April. It was definitely more durable than the previous dresser that stood in its place. However, it needed some tlc and a bit of elbow grease in order to fit my home a bit better. Yet, life happens and that project got put on the back burner until I had time to tackle it. Fast forward to last week when I “made” time to get her done. I used my favorite stripper (citri strip) to strip off the heavy gloss on the top, a coat of dark walnut gel stain on the top, a few coats of white paint, black hardware, and voila!

It isn’t perfect, but it’s done and I love how it turned out. I did put a clear coat on it to hopefully help the durability and prevent scratches.

My sweet girl loves all things horses, so we’ve enjoyed finding little things to create a fun place in her room. She has her jewelry in the cute wooden drawers. The next size or season of clothes is neatly stored in the old trunk on top of the dress. Decorations with purpose make this momma’s heart happy!

The wooden boxes under the bed hold 2 of the girl’s shoes. Why waste under the bed space if it’s needed for storage, right? I’m hoping to find a neutral rug to put in this space. The dark brown shag rug was just too thick and made the room feel smaller and darker. So, I threw a thin little rug in front of her pretty “new” dresser to add some texture. Have a happy week, friends.

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