My friend Jessica got this old dresser from a junk store in downtown Indy. Â Unfortunately they didnâ€™t have all the hardware so she had to purchase some. Â Plus it was in pretty rough shape. Â I know I catch flack from some of you when I paint vintage furniture but when it isnâ€™t in great shape refinishing is a daunting task. Â And when you want a yellow dresser, you paint!
I have seen some dirty furniture in my life – but this took the cake. Â I am guessing this was stored in a garage or barn.
Sun Safari Dutch Boy Paint
Various grits of sandpaper
1. Â I decide to strip the top because no amount of washing was getting the skank off the top. Â So I poured a thick coat of stripper on it and used a metal scraper to scrap the finish off. Â I filled all the cracks with wood filler. Then I sanded the entire piece down smooth with various grits of sandpaper.
2. Â Once it was prepped I thinned some Dutch Boy Sun Safari paint and loaded it into my paint sprayer (I am giving away 3 this Friday!). Â We also taped off the drawers with some Scotch Blue Tape with Film. Â Then I gave it two light coats (drying in between).
3. Â I let it dry a full 24 hours and then used an 80 grit sandpaper to distress it.
4. Â I attached the new hardware and gave it back to Jessica to take occupancy in her master bedroom.
And because everybody loves and good before and after pictureâ€¦
I love how Jessica styled it with the black and white photos of her kids. Â It is the perfect contrast with the bright yellow dresser. Â So what do you think? Â Love yellow or hate it?
If you love the vibrant pop of painted furniture check out this coral painted dresser here.