Nursery: Dresser Makeover

We have been preparing for the arrival of our baby girl for several months now. As soon as I found out we were having a girl I started planning her nursery. I quickly found out how expensive it can be to create the perfect space for a little one.

I drooled over this campaign dresser from Pottery Barn Baby for several months and finally ordered it. Unfortunately it was on backorder and would not be delivered until after our due date and I wanted everything to be ready before her arrival. I disappointedly canceled the order since it would not be here and it was too much of a splurge for us even with being able to purchase half of it in gift cards. 

As much as I was tired of doing DIY projects and was just ready to have something in the room we turned to Craigslist and started the search for the right dresser to redo. This was our first Craigslist experience and we were happy to have loved the first piece we went and looked at and scored it for $140 - a fraction of the cost of the Pottery Barn Dresser. I loved the mid century look of the dresser and that it was a really unique and fun style. 

As usual, I purchased a quart of Annie Sloan Pure White paint and re-painted the dresser. We removed the mirror it came with and purchased new hardware for the piece from Hobby Lobby. My husband drilled new holes for the hardware and was able to cover the old ones with wood filler without noticing them at all. 

We both love the way the finished dresser turned out (and how much we saved!) and can't wait to have the nursery completed. Check back soon to see the completed space :) 

DIY - Moss Covered Letters

I recently got married in October so my mind was on DIY wedding craft mode for 8 months. I saw several places where I could order moss covered letters but I was not satisfied with paying over $30 per letter. Instead I paid under $30 to create my whole new last name. 


Here is what you will need:

  • flat wooden letters (I got mine at Hobby Lobby 1/2 off for around $2 each) 
  • 1 large bag of loose moss
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • a cup of ice cold water - for when you come in close contact with hot glue :( 

Then all you have to do is cover a small areas at a time with the hot glue. Then get a clump of the moss and press over it. Make sure you get a thick layer that way you do not burn yourself while pressing it down. I also worked over a large bag because the moss can be pretty messy.

Then you have beautiful moss letters for a fraction of the price. I just placed them in a window seal at my wedding. To add something extra you could hang them with ribbon - which would look great for a wedding, party, or even a nursery.