Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Dresser!

Well, I have officially decoupaged for the first time EVER.  Some of you saw the previous note about the dresser I found on Craig's List for a whopping $10 so here it is:

Before:  Four-drawer dresser, white & ugly!

During:  It got a chocolate brown base coat.

And, VOILA, the finished product:

Here is a breakdown of the cost:
Dresser: $10 / CraigsList
New Knobs: $17.52 (8 @ 2.19 each) / Target
Paint: found quart I already had / garage
Paper: $5.40 (18 sheets @ $0.30/sheet) / on Sale at Hobby Lobby
Mod Podge matte finish: $5.99 / Hobby Lobby
Shelf Liner: $5.99 / Target

Total Cost: $44.90

Potential Savings: could have found cheaper or bulk knobs.  Hobby Lobby paper savings was spectacular but I could have waited until the Mod Podge went on sale.  And I could have opted for a different shelf liner, purchased it from Wal-Mart and maybe saved $1-2.