If you've been following along on the blog, you may remember me talking about the "South Wing Project" where we will be redoing our master bathroom and bedroom. Well, the bathroom will be first, but while I am being indecisive about things for it, I decided to build a few things for the bedroom to pass the time :)
So after I made new nightstands, I wanted a retro/mid century style dresser like this one I saw at West Elm. But the price tag was $999. Umm, no. So I figured out a way to make a similar one myself.
It really wasn't too difficult of a project. Seriously the hardest part was deciding on hardware. I got Danny to help me bring it inside and I left this painters tape on them (so I could open the drawers) for about 2 or 3 weeks trying to decide.
I bought wood knobs for the top with the intention of spray painting them to look like brass and making my own wood handles. Long story short, I accidentally stained the wood knobs and kind of liked it. But my wood drawer pulls didn't work out.
So then I bought some cute brass pulls at Hobby Lobby, but I just wasn't feeling them. I didn't think they fit the dresser style. So Danny's friend at work has a CNC machine and he cut me a few wood ones. At first, I hated them. I seriously hated everything I tried to put on this dresser. I was having a breakdown every time I tried something haha...it was bad.
So I stared at my options for a while. And for some reason, I was still liking those stained wood knobs.
So, I finally stained the wood pulls and attached them just to see what I thought. I was pleasantly surprised that I really really liked them
I am quite possibly, the only one who likes this dresser, but I'm seriously so excited about it. Like it's one of my favorite projects I've ever done.
I'm currently shopping for a disco ball to replace our ceiling fan. Just kidding!! I'm actually shopping for bathroom remodel stuff because I've got to quit putting off that remodel or I'm going to end up building more furniture I don't need!
Be sure to check out the post link below for more building and behind the scenes details!! Happy building!