My guest bedroom makeover has begun. I wanted a new dresser for the room. This one is currently in the room…and I am just over it. It was one of my first furniture refab projects. It was free and functional but now I want something bold and beautiful. My goal was to find a solid wood dresser that I could refab for less than $50. I found this for $45 and negotiated a little. I brought it home for $40.
Look at the detail and the antique hardware! I am guessing this was made in the 70s. It actually was in great shape before I painted it. However I wanted to do something different.
Since this piece had so many crevices I decided to use a Liquid Deglosser instead of sanding the piece. Then I sprayed it with a coat of primer. Then I used the paint mixture I concocted and sprayed it with that.
After the paint dried I used some Folk Art Craft Paint (in Coffee Bean) and mixed 50/50 with a faux glaze (also found in the craft paint section). For a great tutorial on how to faux a piece like this go visit Jen at Sanctuary Arts and tell her I sent ya!
Do you see the blue painters tape in the background? No more white walls. Here comes Behr’s Barely Pink in an Eggshell finish.