Before and After: BB’s Dresser

Poor Beach Ball. Stuck with hand-me downs all the time. Her first winter here at the country house, she didn't have a bedroom… she had to bunk with us, with her crib in the corner of our room. But this summer, my brother took the rather useless Mezzanine Den (which is right above the living room, thus useless) and walled it in to create the smallest yet super cozy bedroom for Beach Ball.

Since having her room, we've painted it a cheery yellow but that's about it, it's remained unadorned. We were sort of waiting for her to graduated from crib-as-a-bed to full-size bed before seeing what else we could fit in there, but poor kid really needed a dresser. I tried my best to find her a cool vintage piece that I could fix up, but the good antique places aren't opened in the winter and frankly, it could not wait til next summer.

So here you have the before, a 100$ WallyWorld pressed board atrocity

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Add 2 hours of my time, a pair of scissors, one sheet of pretty wrapping paper and a jar of modge-podge and we have a much less atrocious storage solution:

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I know it's hard to tell by the crappy picture, but it's a cherry-blossom of sorts.

Get Your Craft On! MAY

  1. first, you need a shoe box, so you know, you need to buy new shoes.Img_4771_4

  2. so now, you have a box:  Img_4772_2

  3. which you cover in one paper, and then add paper flowers. I will use mine to store ribbons and stuff in my craft room.Img_4777