Hi friends, I’m so so excited about this furniture makeover today and I know that mid-century modern furniture isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I have been searching for an opportunity to get my hands on an affordable dresser that I could redo and KEEP.
|They were listed at $100 but the hubby talked them down to $70. YAY! I knew he could do it!|
You can’t see it in the photo but they weren’t in the best shape. Not bad but they needed work. The veneer was chipping in several places and there were scratches and dents everywhere.
I know the wood tone is beautiful but I’m not a professional wood worker and you can’t tell by the photos but it needed work. You also know me and I was itching to paint it.
I received a big compressor and paint guns for Christmas from my hubby and I was waiting for the weather to get warm so I could finally try it out in the garage. I hadn’t even opened the compressor box since Christmas.
I patched the scratches, dents and chips. Lightly sanded the dresser. Wiped it with TSP and taped it where I wanted to paint it. Then I started with the owner’s manual. God I swear they make this difficult.
And when I finally got to the compressor part I noticed that the owner’s manual and screws where missing. I also couldn’t hook up the paint gun hose to the compressor. So back I went to Lowes where I got my items. When I tried to hook everything up, my neighbor showed me that the compressor had previously been used and when he opened the pressure/air on the bottom, a huge amount of rusty water came out. GREAT isn’t it? I was so upset. I should have opened the box right at Christmas. This is so frustrating and I have no clue what to do.
Anyways, I tried spraying with my smaller compressor which didn’t work out so well, so I went back to the good old regular paint method. I started with Kilz spray primer (I don’t think I will ever use anything else) and then I ended up hand rolling the rest with my favorite white semi-gloss Rustoleum enamel.
I wanted to Rub ‘N Buff the hardware since not all of it was brass but cheap metal but that didn’t work out so well either. So I spray painted the small knobs and painted the rest in a bright pink neon. Yeah baby!!! I did and I love it. With a simple small change I can change that detail if I want to. I was thinking of adding coral, emerald, mint or turquoise but then decided the neon.
Here it is:
So what do you think. Do you like it?
I’m in love with it.
I still have the matching bedside table which my son wants to keep in his room (click HERE to see the makeover), so I will be painting it soon too. He likes this one and wants something similar but obviously not with pink.
I wish you all a great weekend and “Happy Mother’s Day”. Talk to you on Monday!