I had big plans of getting the dresser turned TV cabinet done this weekend. I worked on it Saturday. I got all of the turquoise done. And I'm in love. In. Love. I was going to paint the rest of the dresser on Sunday. Instead I watched three movies with my husband and we bought a new TV. A pretty, shiny, new TV. It's kind of beautiful.
Anyway. Back to the dresser. The drawers all had to come out. Three of them came out very easily. The other two, my husband got out without too much trouble. Turned out there was a funny little latch on the bottom keeping them in. No big deal. The last drawer required tools and a small amount of cursing. The track on the bottom of the drawer had been replaced and didn't really work properly with the runner in the dresser. There were tools. There was finagling. It finally came out. And we can just fix the drawer with parts from one of the top drawers that's not going back in. Perfect.
So, remember this is what we started with.
All the drawers got a coat of turquoise paint on the inside and the out. I also painted inside the dresser, just where the top drawers were. That's where the shelf is going to go. After I'd started painting the inside, I realized I hadn't really consulted my husband on the shelf being turquoise. Oops. He didn't seem to mind.
And if you're curious, right now this project is up to $50. I spent $20 buying paint at Lowes Saturday, a quart of turquoise and a quart of brown. Tonight I'm planning on getting at least one coat of brown on the rest of the dresser. Hopefully two. Depends how much I can get done between getting home from work and my husband getting off work.
What did you do this weekend? Anybody else impulse buy a big TV? Or actually get a project finished?