Saturday, January 14, 2012
"Momma Likes Pretty Things" - Dresser Turned Lego Storage
Do you have a love, hate relationship with legos? Because I do. I am tired of stepping on them, worrying the baby will swallow them and seeing them slowly take over every room in my house. But, they're educational and my baby is sure to be a famous engineer as a result of playing with them.
My oldest has his own room. We also have a playroom. Still, somehow, those darn things still wind up migrating to the office and living room, too. They needed a place to go and they needed it fast. And it had to be pretty, 'cause Momma likes pretty things!
I found this beauty in the middle of nowhere. Literally. Like this store was on the corner of a cornfield and another cornfield. Kid you not. I paid $35, which was too much, especially since she didn't even have a back. But she had perfect lines and I really liked her faux-four top drawers.
Pretend I am skinny and have a nice tan, Mkay?
I definitely think she was worth it, don't you?
I took out the bottom four drawers and replaced them with water hyacinth baskets, you know, for legos. Because that just makes sense....right??
I do not understand furniture varnish. Why do they put that awful stuff on top of beautiful wood? Look what was hiding under there!
These are the greatest baskets. $19.99 each at the Hobby Lobby but I used my 40% off coupon on each of them.
A little distressing to keep things interesting....
And she's ready for work!
Would you ever guess there were a billion legos in there?
P.S. You will notice SouthernRevivals.com in each of my dresser pictures. I will soon be moving my DIY/Home Decor stuff over to this new blog and returning this one to my artwork. I hope you'll head on over there and 'follow' if you've been enjoying this series here because you won't see it here much longer!
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