Updated: Feb 17, 2019
Find out how I painted this old secondhand $10 dresser
I needed a credenza for a salon space I was working on and came across this dresser that was the perfect size. I loved the design and the quality of the wood was amazing, a very heavy nice sturdy piece of furniture. So I decided to buy it because I knew I could refinish it and make a unique piece for this space. This was my first time painting wood furniture but I knew with a little bit of homework (youtube videos) I could figure it out. So I searched online for pictures of painted dressers and decided to paint this turquoise with touches of silver.
This was my color swatch and most of the supplies I used
Paint trey with plastic liner
Small Paint roller
Printer for wood surface
Gallon Paint color [acrylic}
Polycrylic for high gloss
Silver spray paint
So here she is…Old 19 something wood dresser
I had to sand out this deep scrape out of the top (this was the only sanding)
Then I removed all of the drawers, Cleaned each one with light soap and water and let them dry
I didn’t want to sand this whole dresser so I just primed and started the painting process…
Now all primed!! It’s starting to come together!! That took all day
I applied 2 coats letting each coat dry at least 3 hours
Now it’s paint time!!!
I applied 3 coats of paint just to make sure the coats were even and no primer was coming through.
One of the handles was missing and the other one was broken. So I had to find a place that sold antique drawer pulls.
And then there was Liz Antiques on LaBrea… This place is amazing. The y have Vintage drawer pulls for everything!! I didn’t want to spend too much so They directed me to the back lower cabinet that had inexpensive pulls. I spent $6 a pull plus tax!!