Monday, January 24, 2011

Call Me Miss Crafty

Last week was very uneventful.  I didn't start student teaching, I just had some meetings.  But I did meet my cooperating teacher and saw his classroom and stuff.  He is very nice and has been teaching for 29 years! 
Needless to say I think he knows his stuff.  Anyway, I officially start tomorrow! 
After I've started I'll try and blog every Sunday with fun tidbits from student teaching! :)

Ok so this weekend was super fun! On Friday my roommates and I went to dinner at this yummy Mexican restaurant called Garcias and then went to the movies.  We saw No Strings Attached.  So cute and funny! 

On Saturday I just kinda laid around in the morning and then me and my roommate Kelsey went to Lowes and bought all the stuff to REPAINT MY DRESSER!! YAY! 

Now you maybe asking, why is this such a big deal Kathleen?
Well I've been meaning to repaint this awful white dresses that my mom gave me that used to be in my room when I was little.  It's solid white and terrible to look at.  

Kelsey and I went to Lowes and got some black paint, some sanders, and one more paint brush (we already had one at the Little Yellow House.)

The then we came home and got to work.  And here is what we did:



Here is what the dresser looked like when we started




Here it is without the drawers.


Drawers.


Supplies


 After the first coat of paint Lookin better already!


Big thanks to Kelsey! She was a big help and helped me with everything!


Yay for painting the second coat on the drawers!





Here is it is that night after we finished the second coat.





The next day we had brunch in the morning and  I was so excited to put on the last coat and sand the edges to give it a more vintagey look that I forgot to take picture.  Oops. 

HERE'S THE FINAL PRODUCT! I am so proud of my dresser and it looks AMAZING in my room!





Painting this thing was the most fun ever! I totally want to go around buying furniture and re-painting it.  

I must say though I was inspired by Monica.  She has redone some awesome stuff that she has found at both Goodwill and on Craigslist.  She is my inspiration! 

After I painted it, I realized I was tired of how my room was arranged so the roommates and I rearranged my room! 

Just walking into it makes me smile. 

PS. Sorry these pictures are blurry. Blame my camera! 

Hope you all like my fancy new dresser! I know I do!

I love being crafty,
Kathleen

1 comment:

Monica said...

LOVE IT!!! I'm so proud of you!!