Done! (for future reference, the drill takes longer than 6 hrs. to recharge. However, I eeked enough drill out to slam that hardware right in!) I'm quite pleased with myself. (the husband will be miffed because I carried it all back upstairs by myself. I will be paying for that later... in many ways) Check out the "before" of this unsightly dresser.
Cute lamp, necessary white noise machine, colorful knit elephant from World Market, ceramic snail that I bought a long time ago at a hospital gift shop, the complete set of The Mysterious Benedict Society, and a clock to make sure I'm well aware that it's three (freaking) o'clock when I'm feeding little man. (although, he's slept overnight consistently for a couple nights! Thanks Babywise and Healthy Sleep Habits!)
Total Cost? $18 for the super bad idea spray paint and primer. $13 for actual paint. $3 for spackle to fix the old holes left by the brass hardware (anyone want some seriously hideous brass pulls? I've got five!) $9 for a small roller which was for textured walls and made my dresser a wee bit textured, and $12.95 for five brushed nickel pulls. (Not my first choice, but one of the cheapest options- sold!) I think that adds up to just under $60! (did I mention the dresser itself was free?!)
robot idea, apparently it's the trendy thing. I don't want it to be dated in like, ten minutes. Perhaps I'll hold off on a theme until the boy grows up and gets his own likes and dislikes. (do I want that to happen or not? Cause I'm leaning towards not! That's how you end up with Thomas the Train on every surface!) Anyway, I'm rambling again. Probably because I need a nap, shower, and some lunch. Not necessarily in that order.