Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kids Dresser Redo

This week I took on one of my New Years Resolutions. I finally started my home makeover with a dresser redo. When I got married my husband's parents blessed us with many pieces of furniture, most of which they had had for many many years. I still have most of the pieces they donated to us including an old wood dresser and chest. Last week the dresser in my kids' room broke and instead of buying a new one I took the plunge and painted the old dresser. I have been wanting to do it for years and I finally got to it.
Here is what I did.

The dresser was unfinished wood so I didn't even sand except in a few rough spots.
Then I used Krylon spray primer to cover the whole thing. One spray can of primer was all it took.

Once that dried I began with the spray paint. I used Krylon spray paint in Jade. I found that I like Krylon the most. It sprays evenly and your hand isn't aching when you are done. Nice even coats, let dry, then spray again. It took 3 cans to cover the entire dresser and the drawer faces.
Next I mixed together a clear glaze with a little black paint. About 1 cup of glaze to 1/4 cup paint. (Maybe even less.) I used two rags to apply the glaze. The first rag was dipped in glaze and rubbed on the surface of the wood. Then I used the clean rag to wipe the glaze off.
Finally I went to Lowes and bought a few new drawer pulls.

I LOVE how it turned out. It was so easy too. The whole process took about 2 days. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to painting the dresser but now I am looking around my house for more furniture pieces to refinish!


Anonymous said...

This turned out great! And it's my favorite color. ;)

Unknown said...

How cute is this? And you know it's my favorite color!! When you're in AZ lets paint everything in my house this color! :)

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Very nice job on redoing the dresser. Love the color that you did.

Allie Holcomb said...

I recently re-made a nightstand almost this exact color...I'm in love with this beautiful color! You did a great job. I love the way the final paint job looks. I'm a new follower of your blog- I absolutely love it!

-Allie @

Unknown said...

This is fantastic, I did a dresser last week in a similar colour! Great taste :)