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Ikea Hack Red Sox Dresser
In my world there is family and baseball-not necessarily in that order. My husband has passed his love for the game down to the boys and well in my case, if you can’t beat ‘em…
So in keeping with my need/love for cheap-ness I decided to add a personal touch to their room by updating an old Ikea dresser they’ve had for years. It’s a 3 drawer dresser we’ve always used to hold their t.v. and some knick-knacks.
I decided on what else but a Red Sox, red dresser—get it? I went with subway style lettering depicting several different common phrases associated with the Red Sox. Had to consult the hubs on that one (and also our “Fever Pitch” dvd).
|Who knows who #9 Williams is??? Everyone in my house does. Everyone.|
The entire piece was lightly sanded and the drawer fronts were painted in a pale grey that I had leftover from another project (because I’d run out of white). I bought some vinyl letters at Michael’s, and placed them on the drawer fronts intentionally overlapping some of the words passed the end of the drawers.
I enlisted my 3 year old assistant to paint the entire piece Red (Cherries Jubilee by Glidden). I kid! He got tired after 4 strokes of the brush.
Once the entire piece dried overnight, I carefully peeled the vinyl lettering off and sanded the edges, as well as over the letters for a distressed look.
|See the intentional overlapping passed the ends of the drawers? Love!|
If I had intended on blogging when I did this project I would’ve taken better ‘before’ and ‘during’ pictures, I assure you!
This project took lots of patience, and about 2 day’s worth of time, but it was sooo worth it! The boys are so HAPPY with it, and I’ve even caught them bragging to their friends about it. Mom SCORES!