I've been reading some home improvement blogs, and cooking blogs, lately and with some inspiration from my friend Julie, I decided to actually re-do my daughter's dresser instead of just talking about it.
We bought this dresser several years ago and painted it white and bought some knobs for it. We had no idea what we were doing and the paint job wasn't very good and we didn't seal it and I chose crappy knobs. We sanded, pulled out the wood filler for some spots, sanded again and spray painted it with Krylon paint in Ocean Blue Breeze (I think that's the right name). We didn't prime because it had been primed before. It took 3 cans of spray paint to do the dresser and 4 drawers and that's applying 2 coats. We also spray painted 2 coats of clear sealer on it. I went with a satin finish on this because I like some gloss but not too much. I got the paint & sealer at Wal-Mart.
|side of dresser|
I also tackled my first ice cream cake for hubby's birthday. It was good but it's HUGE and I made a gigantic mess. I made my favorite chocolate cake recipe (Martha Stewart's One bowl chocolate cupcakes) and frosted this cake with fresh whipped cream that I sweetened with confectioner's sugar and a splash of vanilla. I also stablized the whip cream with un-flavored gelatin but I don't know if it was needed or not since I froze it. I add the gelatin when I'm decorating with whipped cream because it won't run after it sits and it's firmer to work with when piping. I added hot fudge between the layers and on the top of the cake after I finished frosting it. I formed the ice cream layer by putting plastic wrap inside my cake pan, spooning in softened ice cream, cover in plastic wrap and freeze until hard.
If you read all this, bless you! LOL I'm heading to a water park with the kids tomorrow and then I'll have a lull and can get caught up on my favorite blogs.