This summer Chrissy started using an app called “OfferUp” to buy and sell awesome stuff for Michaela. She’s found baby gates, a baby corral (it worked amazingly for Grace too!) and even a slide!
She also found a hideous red painted solid wood dresser for $20.
I really enjoy turning something old into something new and awesome, so I promised to refinish it for her.
I had hoped to not have to sand the dresser down before I started due to the fact that I was painting the body black, but it quickly became clear that I would.
Sanding is so tedious.
The original dresser had some ugly wooden drawer knobs but I thought glass globes would look amazing and look like bubbles of air floating up to the surface.
I free hand sketched the tentacles so that I would have a guideline for what we wanted the tentacles to look like.
We had a bit of trouble finding the right ones at the right price but Amazon.com came to the rescue.
It goes without saying that Michaela LOVES it J
(She actually doesn’t care at all. She’s busy taking over the world.)
It doesn’t matter though. Chrissy loves it, and I love it. I like just looking at itJ I’m only sad that I can’t do things like this for all my nieces and nephews. We all live too far away from each other. The shipping would be murder.