My hubby's birthday is right around the corner. Aside from him having anxiety attacks and suddenly pushing for a man cave, he is ready for the big 3-0.
Being the wonderful wife that I am, I didn't really think about it very much until verrrry recently.
I'm sure you're wondering what that IKEA dresser has anything to do with this.
Well, my hubby has been without a side table on his side of the bed since we got married, so I thought I'd even things out a bit & have one of his bday gifts an upcycled RAST chest.
So, the first thing I did, was take off the knobs and use painters tape on the edging of the drawer fronts. I used the leftover paint from my credenza (Behr's Primer & Paint in Gallery White).
after taping off the sides of the drawers & giving them about 3 coats of paint, I used a Gel Stain in Dark Walnut for the rest of the frame.
Everything was just peachy until I noticed this:
The inner edges of the frame was not stained & showed a little too well beside my nicely painted drawer fronts.
What's a girl to do, except...
... just stain the thing & surrender the nice paint job (while whining a bit).
gah... the trials of working with an already assembled dresser!
After re-taping the drawer fronts & painting them, I attached my hardware. I bought ring pulls from Lee Valley Tools (in the 51mm x 41mm, burnished bronze) at $2.40 a piece (it's cheaper if you order more than 10).
and the final product:
I'm loving the rings!
Now, I would love to show you what it looks like in the bedroom, but I'll be doing a reveal later on. Let's just say that it is definitely in no condition to be exposed!
Well, my hubby finally has a place to put all of his belongings at night. I guess you could say, 'At RAST!' ;)