I found some terrific knobs on clearance this weekend to use on the dresser I found in the alley. Normally $6.30 from the Atlas Homeswares Signature Scroll collection, with the clearance and an extra coupon, I paid only $1.79 a piece at Lowes.
The ones I got are coppery, not pewter, but you get the idea.
I'm thinking of decoupaging the dresser. Who cares if I haven't cracked open a jar of Mod Podge since the fifth grade? Ted hates the idea and I don't blame him; most of those projects we made in grade school looked exactly like magazine pictures awkwardly glued to a box. I did a bit of surfing online to find some good examples and stumbled upon Jonathan Fong's Web site.
Look at these kitchen cabinets! He used posters of Warhol's work. Here's the before:
Now, I'm not stylish enough to go for an entire kitchen...
...or even a door, such as these examples I found in an article in the Seattle Times, but I think I can do a dresser, no?
Here's one I liked from Plaid Enterprises:
Start small, right?
And then I might tackle this cat condo project, also by Jonathan Fong: