Saturday, November 12, 2011

And the dresser now has knobs!

Lucy and I took a trip to Lowe's today to get knobs for the dresser I have been working on for Dexter.  We walked up and down the aisle look and searching for the right ones.  I was particularly looking for wooden ones because I found on Etsy.com some really neat ones, but the lady was selling them for $28 for a set of four and I *knew* I could make them cheaper.  So we looked. 

And we looked.  

And we looked.  

Finally I asked the lady sitting at the key making booth.  I picked up a generic looking knob that was circular and took it to her.

Me:  Excuse me, but do you have knobs like this but only wooden?
Lady:  Like what?
Me:  (showing her the round knob) Like these ones.  I am trying to find just wooden ones because I want to paint them.
Lady:  No we don't have just wooden ones.
Me:  Oh ok, thanks!

I turned around to get Lucy so we could try Home Depot instead.  Lucy was diligently playing and touching with everything that she could while my back was turned.  So I walked over to her to put all the knobs back that she had taken out while I was asking the unhelpful lady, only to find out that she was playing with WOODEN KNOBS!!!  They had two different kinds, small ones and big ones.  I decided to get the big ones.  They were being sold in a set of 2 for $1.67.  I bought 5 sets because I have 5 drawers.  

Next we headed to Hobby Lobby so that we could get paint.  Hobby Lobby was having some crazy sale where half the store was 50% off.  Lucy and I had to push our way through to the very back of the store where the paints were.  The paint that we wanted were only $.68 each, but they were on sale for 30% off, so we got the colors we needed for our knobs and a few others we needed for another project we are going to do this week.  The simple task of choosing paint you would think would be easy right?  Well it was not.  As I was standing there, very much pregnant with an antsy toddler with me, another lady came up, and cut right in front of me as I was looking for the right colors.  And I don't mean she politely said "pardon me" and grabbed for one she was looking for.  She straight stepped right in front of me and started looking for the paint she wanted.  I just stood there and waited patiently while she got the paint she wanted.  I was far to tired of dealing with rude incompetent people at that point to say anything.  I also got a very small can of clear spray paint to do a final coat on the knobs so the paint won't wear off.  

So total I think this project only cost me less than $15, bringing the total price of my dresser redo to just around $30.  

Please check out the final project!  They just need to be sprayed with the clear coat which I will do tomorrow, but I am pretty impressed with myself!




3 comments:

  1. I love this! You did a great job, Randi!

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  2. what a great idea. you are very talented. sandy sharp

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