This little beauty was one of the things I snagged when I was helping my friend go through an overwhelming amount of stuff left at her grandparent’s home. Honestly, I didn’t know what I was going to do with it, but Saturday I had a brilliant idea that I could make this little dresser help me organize all the hardware I’ve been accumulating.
Since I planned to use Stain & Seal to refinish it I just scrubbed it real good and removed all the hardware. Stain & Seal is a product from Faux Effects International that looks and works like a stain, in that it’s transparent and can be thinned with another Faux Effects product called FX Thinner which gives you more open time, like a glaze. What I love about the product is that it sticks to almost anything and when it dries it has a nice sheen like a varnish, so you don’t have to varnish it (Get it….. Stain and Seal). You can top coat the piece if it’s going to get a lot of wear, but for the most part, like on a piece like this, you can just leave it as is. Seriously, I washed it, applied two coats and I was done!
Isn’t it adorable?! I replaced the knobs with little wood beads and screws and I replaced the original handle with a cool old aluminum one I had scavenged somewhere. The two colors of Stain & Seal I used were Teal and Rich Brown, in case you were wondering.
I cut scrapbook paper to fit in the bottom of each drawer, just to make it pretty, and then I jammed in these plastic inserts that will help me sort all my screws, hooks and nails. I think the plastic dividers came from a box of mochi ice cream. I had saved them because I thought they would make good paint palettes (not cuz I’m a hoarder, cuz I’m not). I had enough of them for three drawers, which I think is enough. If it’s not enough I’ll just have to eat another box of ice cream. Dang!
So anyway, there’s my two-hour makeover on my booty box. (Booty as in, Pirate’s Booty………not as in, “I wish Johnny Depp would give me a booty call.”)
Inventory Used: Stain & Seal