Here's what it looked like when I brought it home. Well, actually what it looked like after a good cleaning. It had been in a garage for many years. My dad saw it before and after just dust and cobweb removal and thought I had stained it ... nope, just removed layers of old dust!
The kiddo was not immediately smitten as I was. Yeah, even with those key holes! If you follow me on facebook, you may recall I learned that 10 year old boys have criteria of what makes a good dresser that are different from mine. I learned that fort making capability is an important factor while dresser shopping, and one young man was concerned that this one was too 'stubby'.
After reconfiguring the options of fort building within his room and his input on paint choices, he began to warm to the idea. He decided he wanted to leave the top the natural wood color, with all the dings from many years (yeah!).
The kiddo chose the drawer pulls- good taste, 'eh? (He appears less than enthused here, it was a hot day in or out of the garage!)
We moved it into his room the day we finished.
I threw this picture in because I love the stamped numbers on the side. They're well worn with age, but a bit of paint helped them be more visible.
His room is not 'done', and may never be, as the process of making a space your own is part of the fun and you never know what you may find next (insert mental picture of the bathroom sign here! If you have no idea what I am referring to, you should check out my facebook page www.facebook.com/LivelyGrace )
I've linked! to Miss Mustard Seed