I was so nervous about someone putting their faith into my hands to "do whatever you want…I know I will like it". That makes me nervous!
This piece is for a sweet and spunky 4 year old and mom wanted a dresser to match his personality. I didn't have much to go on except I knew she liked turquoise, red, vintage, different, funky and wanted to incorporate the number "4" and letters "E" and "P", if possible.
I knew when she chose these other coordinating pieces for her other sons room to be this bright fun green color, that she was open to ideas, so that helped:)
Honestly, this is how it sat for about a week and I just picked at it here and there. I was really struggling. I had a ton a great ideas all up in my head but they needed to blend and I didn't want it to look like a "Sesame Street" dresser but have a vintage, fun feel.
I toyed with the idea of using mirrors on 1 or some of the drawers and maybe dowels for texture.
The ruler I was using to cut lengths of twine, which I didn't use either, caught my eye and decided it would be fun to use somewhere…it became our number "4".
I basically just walked thru the hardware dept. at Lowes, finding a few items but most of the pieces came from my leftovers and "junk drawers" in my workshop.
Everything was heavily distressed and glazed for the vintage feel.