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Adventures in DIY



Kelsey Keith

Creating a custom dresser for under $300
Welcome! This week I?m filling you in on a modest DIY project we tackled while in extreme nesting mode. Plus, extra-affordable shopping picks that are as attainable as they are cozy, some spicy gossip, and more. ?Kelsey

Adventures in DIY
My husband bought a tall dresser in untreated pine from Ikea when he first moved to D.C. It wasn?t going to be his forever dresser, but it got the job done. Flash forward one year?to us in the middle of a lengthy to-do list, prepping our recombined apartment before the arrival of a baby. Budget-wise, we prioritized a new bed (which we love), and next to it, that raw Ikea was begging for intervention.
A recent Instagram post in which designer Sarah Sherman Samuel sings the virtues of refinishing a dresser with a coat of paint inspired me to try my hand at painting it. (And then I remembered her dresser hack from a few years ago, which sounded easy enough, even for a crafty but amateur DIY-er like myself.) After something of a goose chase to get our paint?following a somewhat misleading recommendation to get your paint turned into spray cans, which I?m not sure is a thing outside of Michigan?we decided on Coriander & Olive from Sherwin-Williams, a medium-dark green with blue undertones. (You may recall I originally wanted to paint our entire bedroom, trim and all, a moody shade of green. In that case I was rightly vetoed, but someone should absolutely try it....
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