One of my most time consuming projects has been one of the most satisfying. Have you ever experienced that feeling? You work and work and sweat and sweat but when the project is complete only pride is left. That is exactly how I feel with this beauty. One of the most relaxing activities I have is refinishing and upcycling old and unloved furniture pieces. Transforming old furniture pieces into new beauties truly is very satisfying.
Here is what this beauty in disguise looked like before:
She was in need of a lot of tender loving care and that’s exactly what she received. Of course, hubby once again could not see past her brown, ruddy look but I knew differently. I knew that behind all the brown and copper that the previous owner proudly mentioned she had applied, a beauty was hiding and I was correct!
The first thing I did was remove the water damaged particle board that was placed on the bottom for height. Not sure why that was added so with the aid of my hubby, it was removed.
Then I gathered the following supplies:
After much research, I discovered that Krylon spray paint is one of the best products to use on furniture. I was very pleased with the results and you’ll see why. But before I could apply the color I had to prime. I used a spray primer and after it dried, sanded each drawer and body of dresser smooth.
I think the waiting part was the most difficult and if you notice, I removed the center door of the piece. She is already looking better.
Once the primer was dry and the entire piece was sanded, the moment I was anxiously waiting had arrived – the color could be applied.
After each coat of Krylon Glossy Red, I had to patiently wait. Each drawer had a total of 2 coats applied as well as the body. Then the wait once again began. Once the entire piece was fully dry – 24 hours later, the glazing began. Using Valspar antiquing glaze, I coated the entire piece, making sure to wipe down after each application.
This is the appearance achieved. Isn’t it cool?
Once the glazing was completely dry, I added the fixtures that I also livened up with Krylon Matte Black paint spray.
I added a little touch to each of the drawers as well as painted the sides of each drawer with Glidden’s semi-gloss paint in onyx black.
I used the same semi-gloss onyx black paint to the center shelves and left the door off completely. And here she is…introducing Scarlett. What do you think?
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