Saturday, July 16, 2011

Beautiful Furniture Transformation

   Hi, everyone!  I have had a very busy weekend so far.  I have been working on a new table top for a used table I found, painting some wicker for my sister, and painting some furniture for my cousin.  I'm finished with almost everything on the list.  I wanted to show you how I took a used dresser and chest of drawers from not-so-cute to knockout with spray paint.
   My cousin found a used dresser and chest of drawers to adopt.  They looked alright, but I thought a bit of spray paint could do them some good.  She has been busy readying a house for her and her husband-to-be, so she asked me if I could take care of the transformation.  I have revamped furniture before, so I told her I could handle it.
    The tops of the pieces were laminate, and I've never painted laminate before.  I consulted All Things Thrifty, my go-to blog on how to paint furniture.  I followed Brooke's advice and sprayed the pieces with Kilz primer.  I then sanded them with 220 grit sandpaper to remove the gritty feeling the primer leaves behind.  I then sprayed the pieces with black Krylon spray paint.  After the final coat of paint,  I distressed the edges and nooks and crannies with sandpaper.  When I had the pieces distressed to my liking, I sealed it with polyacrylic.
   I adore the finished pieces!  I even think the old hardware on the drawers looks great with the new paint finish.  My cousin saw them for the first time today, and she LOVED them!  So I guess I should let you see them too!!!

   Now, these little ladies look like expensive pieces of furniture from a high-end store!  When you need new furniture, think used.  If you are willing to do some work, you can take something from "eh" to "wow" with some spray paint!

1 comment:

  1. All I can say is WOW! The dressers turned out amazing! You did a fab job :)


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