During the makeover of the boys' room, we realized that we needed a dresser. Something that could fit in with the surf/beach theme they wanted for the room.
When I found this dresser on Craiglist for $30, I knew it would be the perfect piece. It is not a factory-made piece but instead was handcrafted from what looks like high grade 2x4s and has hand carved wooden handles. It weighs a ton and is one of the sturdiest pieces of furniture I have come across. Unfortunately, it was also ugly as all get out.
Luckily, the ugly was easily covered up with primer and paint.
The best part? I already had the paint I needed in my ever expanding garage "paint store." With the grey paint I planned on using (found on the "oops table" at Home Depot for a steal) matching the bedding I was making for the boys' beds exactly. What a wonderful bit of coincidence. So other than three cans of spray primer I had to purchase, my finishing costs were minimal.
The dresser fits perfectly in the space in the corner of the room and the deep drawers fit a surprising amount of clothing. Even better, the boys think it is cool that they have a "custom finished" piece of furniture made over just for them. Glad my "clients" are happy with the finished project.
$30 Dresser (from our local Craiglist)
$ 5 White Paint (1/4 gallon of semi gloss)
$ 1 Grey paint (1/4 gallon of flat enamel from the Oops table)
$15 three cans of Kilz spray primer
$51 Total Project Cost