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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dresser

My apologies for my lack of posts! I have been busy and in my first trimester of pregnancy, so you know how that goes! I finally decided that I needed a project to take my focus off how bad I've been feeling! I had everything I needed to paint the dresser in my room so this project didn't cost me a dime. I had a half gallon of white paint left over from when I painted my kitchen table and a couple sanding blocks.

I am so bad at taking before pictures! I get so excited to get the project started I just don't think! But you can get an idea of what it looked like before. It's an older dresser with beautiful details, details that you really see better with paint! I used Behr (the best paint in the universe) Interior Paint in semi-gloss in Polar Bear White.


 The First thing I did was lightly sand the dresser and remove the hardware. I think it is always smart to sand furniture a little bit so the wood will absorb the paint. I did this inside since I wasn't doing heavy sanding. Just throw a sheet under the dresser. This dresser has wheels so I could just roll it where I wanted it:) After Sanding I wiped it down well with a towel. Now for the paint! It took a me three coats plus a touch up. 

Then I used a small paint brush to get around the key hole because I couldn't actually remove it from the dresser!


Now for the fun part! Distressing it! Once the paint dried, I just took my sanding block and went to town. This was easier then I thought. It didn't take much to expose the wood. It was more difficult to sand the flat surfaces, but I didn't really want to distress a ton. I just took it to the edges and ribbed section. 






Ta-da!!


I LOVE how it turned out. 


Happy Spring! I hope you all are well and feeling inspired.

Love,

Jenny