Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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that's a hot pink dresser

that's a hot pink dresser

Dresser refinishing - before and after @ohbotherblog So if you'll recall, I have a vision for Holden's big girl room: an Alice-in-Wonderland-esque vision. We've started working on the room to prepare eventually for Holdy's big move. (I'm planning on keeping the new baby in my room for a bit, so our deadline is not hard-and-fast when Gatsby arrives in March, but I'd like to be prepared.)

The first step in the big girl room process was refinishing a dresser and nightstand we found for $30 at a yard sale. To be clear, my only contribution to this process was spray painting the handles. But they look damn good.

The dressser, before: Big girl room dresser - before @ohbotherblog

"We" sanded:

Refinishing furniture - sanding @ohbotherblog

"We" primed:

Refinishing furniture - primer @ohbotherblog

I picked the color: Valspar Pink Burst (isn't it, though?)

big girl dresser hot pink @ohbotherblog

I painted the handles (with Valspar White High-Gloss Spray Paint):

big girl dresser handles - before @ohbotherblog

And voila:

the hot pink dresser @ohbotherblog

Refinished hot pink dresser for a girl's big girl room @ohbotherblog

More to come from the big girl room, including before-and-after wall paint photos!

pinterest win-ish: rainbow cookies

pinterest win-ish: rainbow cookies

small business saturday and maker's monday

small business saturday and maker's monday