The "after" photos

October 13, 2009


The dresser and bookcase in their final glory. I am thinking of getting a new frame for our one-of-a-kind print of Wayne Gretzky (on wall above bookcase) that my dear friend's late father made for us. FYI: There are only 3 prints made - and Wayne Gretzky has one! 

Before - sanded and primed

This was my childhood teak dresser. It was stained on top with no hope of rescue. The soft black paint looks great. The colour was a mis-tint from Benjamin Moore.

The desk before and after. I am going to paint the oak chair a beautiful deep red. I found it on Craiglist for $15! I am also shopping for a great big bulletin board and some shelving to put above the desk for my son's ever growing rock/shell/bug collection jars. I think his sisters are playing a joke on him - note the whoopie cushion on the seat!

***edited Oct 15/09: I linked up at the The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday
and to Kimba's A Soft Place To Land DIY Day!


  1. I really like the desk and the dresser! And I am loving finding great things on craigslist that can be jazzed up with black paint and new pulls!

  2. nice craigslist find on the desk! i've been looking for something similar for my house. excellent job on your re-dos! :)

  3. Thanks for the lovely comments! I am now looking for a bed!

  4. It looks great, what an awesome craigslist find. The chair will look awesome in red.

  5. Fabulous job! This looks so good, very well done. :)

  6. I need to paint the furniture in my sons room and this has inspired me to actually start it!Thanks!!!I happen to live in Wayne Gretzkys home town,it was cool to come across your blog and see the picture of him.

  7. precioso Bárbara, quedó genial, Chany desde Argentina te dejo un abrazo y suerte!!

  8. I love your son's room too! It actually reminds me more of my 11 y/o son's room which I'll post in the near future. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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