Last year I started searching around for a dresser for Xavier. He was getting more and more clothes and they just were not fitting in little canvas bins on a shelf anymore. The problem was, I didn’t want to buy a new dresser that didn’t match his crib since we were planning on keeping the crib and turning it into a bed for him as he got older. I also wasn’t into paying $300 for a dresser for a kid when I know it’ll just be destroyed over time from banging and putting stickers on it or whatever else could happen.
So I went on a Craigslist search.
In no time I had found the perfect dresser and what was even better is it came with a matching twin headboard! It was already painted an off-white color with blue so I knew I could paint it any color I wanted at any time and it match Xavier’s room.
This is the headboard, in the original color when I purchased it. The dresser was the same off-white color with blue drawers and white handles.
For the time being, Thaddeus is using it for his bed since he didn’t have a headboard and Xavier is still in his crib. It doesn’t look bad in Thaddeus’ room, so he gets to borrow it for now.
Although not the best picture, I wanted to use the same blue from the Birth Board I had made for Xavier for the drawer color. The best part is the birth board colors were perfect for matching Xavier’s room! You can’t really tell by this Instagram picture, but here is the birth board on top of the dresser before I painted it (you can kind of see the birth board in the last picture of this post, but it’s laying down on the dresser).
My plan was to paint the pieces to match Xavier’s room and I this week finally got around to doing the dresser. I only changed the colors a bit, the dresser is now white, the drawers are still blue but a slightly different blue, and the handles of the drawers are the same green color in Xavier’s room.
I still need to add another coat of white to the top of the dresser, but other than that it is complete. I was going to use the stencils that I used for the walls to put on the drawers of the dresser but they didn’t cooperate with the paint and started pulling the paint up.
I think the dresser looks great the way it is and doesn’t really need pictures on it! I’ll eventually get around to doing the headboard, but since Xavier will be in a crib for a while longer and then goes to a toddler bed I’m not worried about it yet!