As promised here is the lowdown on the dresser in the guest bedroom.
It started out like this,
The paint on it showed a lot of wear and it had a few nicks and scratches. The wood had even split in some places. I prepped the irregularities with spackling (yes the same thing you use to repair dry wall). Why? Coz that is all I had on hand. The wood putty I had was the type that doesn’t dry hard. So it wouldn’t be of much use. Spackling worked really well as you can see.
One of the corners especially had some serious chipping and I ended up sculpting a new corner. Once the spackling had set I sanded it down to a smooth surface.
Lifesaver Painting Prep Tip: Number your drawers based on their position (top, middle, bottom row) with a piece of painters tape. This will make it so much easier to put the right one back in its place when you are all done.
As for paint I used the left over Annie Sloan Chalk paint from the chair makeover. For the knobs and pulls I used Krlyon Brushed Metallic Nickel and Krylon Brushed Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze ( leftover from here).
Here’s the before and after of the knobs;
The painting part of the project might have taken an hour and a half at the most including drying time between coats. ASCP chalk paint is that easy. You can read more about the technique in this post. The only thing that I did different this time around was adding a few drops of water to the paint. That really helped thin the paint and I didn’t have the thick first layer issue that I had when I did the chair.
And the best part I still have enough chalk paint left over for another project!
Thank you Neena.
[email protected] says
Great transformation…thanks for the tip on numbering the drawers. I have dresser painting on the way and it will save me sanity…
Thanks Nayana. Would love to see how yours turns out. It’s great to see you catch up on projects. Really loved the chalkboard door.
Anupama Puneeth says
wow..the outcome is fantastic !
Amazing makeover Vidya…Well done on the corners and the love the metallic colour of the knobs ..they just sinks in perfectly..
Thank you Deepa. I’m glad the way the hardware turned out. It was one of those projects where I had second thoughts about what I was doing (in terms of paint color) midway through. 🙂
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It turned out great — love the hardware!
Thank you Deborah. I’m glad the way the hardware turned out too. It was one of those projects where I had second thoughts about what I was doing (in terms of paint color) midway through.