I bought this dresser on craigslist for $125. It was in good condition, all the drawers worked and I like the size and shape of the piece, so it was worth it. What needed help was the bla color and the wood veneer that had been pulled off and warped by stickers and water damage.
My girl is so cool. With three older brothers she is still a girly girl, with a little twist… and we love it. She loves pink and airplanes and sharks. So, instead of painting the wall, we’re painting the furniture PINK. I chose this “Reverie Pink” from the Pottery Barn Collection and had it mixed at Sherwin-Williams. Because I’m painting the dresser and bed in the same color I bought a gallon, if you’re doing one piece of furniture one quart will be plenty.
I am following the same steps I used when I repainted my yellow table, check out that tutorial for more details. The process really is basically Clean.Paint.Dry.Sand.Repeat. over and over.
- Prime the table, two coats
- Paint, two coats (or three)
- Apply protective coat (one or two coats)
- Paint brush (Purdy is my favorite!)
- Primer, I like the Zinnser
- foam brush for primer (cheaper)
- Drop cloth
- Protective layer: I used Helsman semi-gloss
- New knobs, if desired
The pink was darling, but the knobs were big and bulky. A good way to dress anything up is a little sparkle. I bought 40mm drawer pulls on sale for $11 and they really finished the piece.
And no more damage or warping:
It is clean, sparkly and pink. Love it!