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!!!