Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Big Reveal!

So I’ve had this problem for a little while now…

 My living room, even when “clean”, still looked like this:

 A horrendous, baby death-trap. Cords everywhere. DVDs that look like toys to a 12 month old. Sharp corners at eye level. And not very pretty to look at. I was cleaning up toys 24/7 and even when they were picked up, they were still there.

So my solution…
Driving through town one day, months ago, I spotted a really cool dresser out in front of the local thrift shop. I drove right past it. The next day, I admired it again. And again. This went on for about 5 days. I never stopped. And then one day it was gone. And then the regret set in. I’d been wanting a new entertainment center for a (long) while and that dresser was perfect! Oh well. Then, I was randomly browsing Craigslist one day and happened to click on a posting about a dresser. It was IDENTICAL to my thrift store regret!!! Somehow, (rather easily I might add) I convinced Josh that we needed this dresser and that I would refinish it. The next day we picked her up and brought her home. I set to work sanding, priming, and painting.

 So here’s the before and after!

No more cords, TONS of storage, and so much more me!! I LOVE it. All our DVDs fit in 1 drawer. There are 2 drawers for toys, 1 for CDs, 1 for cookbooks (since I have no kitchen storage either), and 2 that I haven’t decided on yet (maybe yarn??). Plus drawers for all the media stuff. I still don’t know what to do with the pictures. I kinda like them just sitting on top there.
And here’s the best part….

Fun, unexpected splash of color!! :)
Now I have some more work to do. The random oak side-table has got to go.


  1. I LOVE this, Katie. It looks fantastic. I have the major toy issue--but it's because all my kid bedrooms are upstairs and I don't want Jane that far away.

  2. YAY!!! It came out soooo cute! You did a great job, and I love the matchy lime on the inside with your pictures! xoxo