Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ikea Dresser

 I wrote a few weeks back about trying to convince Tall Tan Man that we needed a second dresser.  Folks, this is what victory looks like:

I got more than just a dresser...  The key to taking men shopping is feeding them BBQ first.  :)

Our {temporary home} is coming along nicely except for the fact we still don't have internet.  This has been both a good and bad thing.  I haven't been able to blog very much and stalking my favorite blogs has been a challenge {first world problems}.   I have also spent more money at Starbucks and Panera than I would like to admit... The pro is that I have been really productive because I can't binge watch shows on Netflicks... Anyway, I will digress.

 Building an Ikea dresser can be a challenge, but with the help of iced coffee and First Wives Club it was quiet enjoyable.  This dresser cost us about $135 dollars total.  The breakdown w/o tax:

$99 dresser 
$7 dark walnut stain
$2 foam brushes
$20 clear pulls from Hobby Lobby {10 pulls x $2 each, 50% off of course}
$0 polyurethane
$0 painters tape

Here is a quick how to: 

1.  Put together the dresser.

2.  Optional: Tape off the inside of all the drawers.  I think this helps make the dresser look more polished. 

3.  Wipe the dresser down with a damp rag to make sure there is not any dust on it. 

4.  When the dresser is completely dry, apply the stain with a foam brush. Make sure you wipe the dresser down with a clean rag after about 15 minutes {the messiest part}. 

5.  Once the stain has had a chance to dry completely {I waited until the next day} apply the polyurethane.  Polyurethane is suppose to need 48 hours to dry completely.  I do not always follow the rules...

6.  Screw in the pulls.  

Tall Tan Man said he was enjoying not having all his clothes all over the floor.  {he was not the only one}.  I will try to get back here on Friday and show you a couple other projects I have finished!


Linking up with:

The Blissful Bee
Ginger Snap Crafts
Someday Crafts
Polka Dots on Parade
 Seven Thirty Three

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Updated Mexican Party Dress


I want to make something clear, I am not pregnant.  I know the picture on the left may look like I have a bun in the oven  I have had this dress for about 10 year now, and have only worn it on an occasional Cinco de Mayo {in college}. I love the dress because of the color, details, and it was my Grandmother's {extra special}.  I wanted to wear this dress more, but when I tried it on for Tall Tan Man he yelled "I'm not ready for that!". :)

I am really happy how it turned out! FYI I did not DIY this.  I don't trust my sewing enough to make clothes.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!  
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