Hello everyone! Hope ya’ll had a good holiday and a good New Year. Jacob and I have been keeping busy as usual. We jumped on that January health train like most people. The way I see it is this… why not, I feel like it’s a good time to start for a few reasons. First being that there is a lot of good deals on heathy food, work out clothes and memberships. Second being, hell it’s a new year and there are no real big eating holidays for awhile so might as well start fresh. So we are already juggling work, kids, home and blog might as well add meal prep and working out 🙂
Aside from all my usual busy-ness I feel like I could always go on and on about, I was able to carve out some time last weekend to work on this chest of drawers that has been living in my room in a corner for a few months. I was lucky enough to pick this piece up at a shop not too far from home. It was just screaming at me “please help me” I just felt like I had to buy it and make it prettier.
Look at the poor thing, it just looked awful. I think someone just grabbed a can of white spray paint and spray painted the whole thing, hardware and all. The dresser actually has really pretty curves and nice dimensions but you would never know it by this picture because of the awful paint.
I started off by taking off the hardware and boiling it in water and baking soda to take off the paint. At this point I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep the handles or spray them or what I wanted to do but I thought might as well see what they would look like naturaly. Next I gave the whole thing a good sanding with a fine grit sanding sponge. After it was sanded I wiped it all down and now its ready for primer.
I primed the dresser using my favorite Blue Hawk paint brush and Zinser Bullseye primer. I love both of these items they are a must at my house for sure. I only did one coat of primer then I went on to the paint. I mixed my own paint for this project which I like to do for a couple reasons. I like to use up old paint this way and it also makes me free real crafty making a custom paint. 🙂 I gave the dresser two coats of paint. I used a little paint brush for corners and little detail but I mostly used a foam roller. I liked to use a foam roller because it gives a really smooth finish.
What do you guys think? I love how it turned out and actually the white accents were an after thought. I actually rolled on the gray with my roller and liked how it looked so I kept it. I like how you can really see the dressers curves now. I’m also very pleased with the natural handles. Thanks for stopping by the blog today. xoxoxo