A PRETTY PINK DRESSER ~ and retirement!

This week has been very emotional for our family. The LOML (Love Of My Life) is, if I haven’t told you before, the sweetest, most loyal, God-fearing man I’ve ever known.This week, he is facing a huge change in his life!

He’s been with his present employer for 30 years!! Just recently, he received an offer that he believes is a wonderful opportunity for his future and his family. This week he said good bye to co-workers, and he retired from his job. He has been retired for three days.

Tomorrow, he starts a brand new job, in a brand new building, with brand new co-workers. He’s like a kid on his first day of school. He’s really nervous. He has driven to his new place of employment as “a dry run” before tomorrow.

We are so excited to see what God has planned for him on this new journey. We are so proud of him!!

We celebrated his retirement today with a dinner at Red Lobster.

Minus Son #2. We missed you Josh!

Because I’m the wonderful wife that I am, I wanted to distract him from all the anxiety so…..

I put him to work!

Today, we are playing musical dressers in the girls’ rooms.

There is a hand-me-down dresser that I painted white in the fuschia room (Daughter #1’s room). We’re going to move that dresser into the peacock room (Daughter #2’s room).
We bought a tall dresser on Craigslist to put in the fuschia room. I plan on painting it fuschia and adding some pretty crystal knobs. How fun is that? We have to fix a few of the drawer rollers and we’re good to go!
I bought these sweet little crystal knobs to replace the old handles that are on there now. I’m going to close the present holes and drill holes on each end of the drawers for the knobs.
$2.98 at Walmart.
So, today I took off the old handles, sanded every bit of the dresser to get all the shiny off and then filled the holes with spackling.
Then I painted the whole dresser with Valspar Ultra Rose Dust in eggshell.
We added the bling and it dressed it up like earrings dress up a girl’s outfit!! They are beautiful!
The LOML made a template so the knobs would all be exactly the same.
Here’s a before and after
We also finished Daughter #2’s closet. Before we painted it, we removed the single wire shelf. I knew I wanted to put this teal vanity inside the closet. I needed to redesign the shelving situation.
Or should I say “the LOML had to put his engineering mind into gear”.
He did a great job!
I’m on the look out for great baskets for storage.
Daughter #2 picked out her favorite pictures for the frames on the vanity. She absolutely loves her family!!
We had a great weekend with family plus a little work.

How was your weekend?

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Love y’all,Linda


  1. Oh, I love the pink dresser! You did a great job on it.

  2. Congrats to hubby on his new job! And the fuschia dresser is awesome. Template for knobs?? What a great idea. I’ll have to borrow that. Have a great week!

  3. Oh girl that dresser turned out so pretty and that closet color is dreamy too. There is just something about Tiffany box blue that can make a girl squeal with delight!.

  4. Just found your blog through the Homemaker On a Dime Linky Party. Love this dresser and what a great price for those darling knobs.

    Good luck to your husband i hope he appreciates how sweet you are putting him to work to distract him 😉

    I’m now following you and can’t wait to see your next project!

  5. Hi Linda, The dresser is just so fun and so pretty. I know your daughter loved the new look. I’d love for you to share at Transformed Tuesday. I know my readers would love it also. Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/02/transformed-tuesday-24-features.html Oh, I’m a new follower. 🙂

  6. LOVE the fuchsia pink dresser and the knobs! So classy and girly. 🙂

    Newest follower! Would love for you to follow back at toddlindsey.com

  7. it turned out great!

  8. That is a fantastic colour! Even the shape of the dresser looks different now!

  9. Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!



  10. You did a wonderful job. Love the color sure your young one will love it……..andi

  11. Cute! Love the color and the knobs!

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  13. Hello! I just love this so much that I’m featuring it on Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House! The new party and your feature will be up very soon!

    Kelly from Smart School House
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  14. So creative, love this!

    I would like to invite you to link up to my linky party, Thrifty Thursday!
    You would fit right in and we would love to have you!

    Hope to see you there!


  15. I love before and after photos! This is so beautiful! I host a party every week. I hope you link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/02/link-party-8.html

  16. Such an incredible transformation! LOVE the pink! I found you on Apple of Mama’s Eye Thrifty Thursday! Thanks for sharing your project!

    ~Abby =)