Oh this dresser....
I had such big dreams and thought it would be such an easy easy redo. Well, I am here to tell you IT WAS NOT. AND it is still not perfect, but I just give up!
My dreams were to take off the doors and have the drawers displayed and add baskets to that empty drawer spot.
It is solid and I thought it was a great investment for $13. So I hauled it into my back yard and took off the doors and hinges and left them out there for the kids to play with and bang into, etc. I sanded it all and cleaned it. Then painted it with 2 coats of an eggshell black. I was ready to go, or so I thought.
I quickly realized the drawers were tiny and you can see all of the clothing. It was not really nice looking and I realized I needed to use those doors. Outside I ran, hoping the kids hadn't destroyed them yet. Thankfully, the doors were in ok shape. The hinges were questionable. I installed them and realized one was bent and had to remove them if the doors were going to work.
First of all, I went to Home Depot without measuring the hinges. I knew I needed 5 inch pulls-which are few and far between. But I had no idea of the hinge options out there. I purchased ones that were about the same size and thought I was ready to go. Well, I came home and installed them and realized the doors were not going to fit on correctly. I removed the hinges and went back to the store. I bought new hinges and installed them incorrectly and had the doors upside down. SERIOUSLY. This whole experience was getting tiring. It was so drawn out and taking forever because I was scared of bending another hinge and needed my husband to be there holding the doors for every installation.
So, I finally found the correct hinges-well kind of. They were still too small and the doors don't quite meet in the middle, but I GIVE UP! It looks good enough and looks fine for our bedroom.
And from other angles, you can't even tell! Thank goodness because I almost gave up on this one 3 times.
And the pulls I bought....they don't really fit either. They came with two different screws. One was too long and one was too short. Well guess what? I was not going back to HD so the too long ones went on and they look OK. They are loose and it's not ideal, but it works. Have I mentioned, I am not a perfectionist?
I love how it looks though. It's tons more storage for my husband and matches our room-unlike what has been in there for 2 years.
Have you had projects that were destined for imperfection? At what point do you throw in the towel?
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