Drum roll please.....
My dresser is finished! I'm so happy with the results. It was actually a lot easier than I had thought. Here's the break down:
1. Found the ugly dresser at Goodwill for $70
2. Lightly sand the entire dresser. Also clean off goo and dirt if necessary.
3. Make sure to get a good primer! I used a spray primer. This is the best kind of primer out there, so I've heard. Cover Stain Oil Base Primer. It seals wood and allows for you to not have to sand the heck out of it first.
Here's what it looks like after primer:
4. Start painting! Roll on your first coat of paint. Let it dry, then use a brush for the second coat. It helps get in all the cracks (:
5. After painting your second coat, make sure it's good and dry before you LIGHTLY sand the top, just to get any bumps even:
6. Then apply Polycrylic:
It seals the paint and assures no chipping! It's a milky consistency in the can, but dries clear.
7. Clean the hardware with Brasso:
8. Reattach the hardware:
9. Sand the edges of the top, some corners, and other surface areas to give it a more "vintage feel"
Such a transformation, right?!
I love the charming key hole:
And my new Anthro knobs for the top drawers:
I still have to line the dresser drawers with some cute paper, but that will have to wait until I'm home for summer. I can't wait to get it in my room! Pictures coming soon.
I'm sharing this post with Centsational Girl.
Love and The Ugly Dresser all Dressed Up,