The basic idea that I had was to take every drawer out, except for the bottom one which had not seceded from the dresser union like his brethren. I thought I would put a tension rod at the top to hang clothes from. When I got to the hardware store, I found a better option:
I primed and painted the whole thing, inside and out. That took the longest to do because as anyone who's ever had one of these dressers can agree, paint does not stick easily to it. I had Dave sand it down and then put two coats of primer and three coats of paint on it. Oh, and it was amazing: I didn't use a tarp under the dresser when I painted and not a drop of paint hit the ground. I think I know why though: I was watching the Harry Potter movies while painting and the magic seeped out of the screen and onto my project. Wingardum leviosa.
I didn't take pictures of the priming and painting... do you really need them? If you do, please close your eyes and picture a very thin and graceful woman with gorgeous hair and perfect skin, who does not have a mouthful of leftover Christmas candy in her mouth, ever-so-cooly priming and painting with the ease and skill of a paid professional. 'Cause that's pretty much how it went. In my head.
Now I'm going to brew up some polyjuice potion and become a housecat for the day. Meow. Linking up at...