A few months ago I posted a pic of this yellow dresser I found at Goodwill
I wasn’t sure what to do with it at first, but I finally decided to try and spray paint it. First I filled in the holes and outline of the previous trim with wood filler and then gave it a good all-over sanding. Then I picked up some Metallic Bronze by Valspar from Lowe’s, put on Spencer’s flip flops and got to work.
(I tend to do a lot of dirty work in my husband’s shoes, am I the only one that does that!?!?!)
After three coats of spray paint, three coats of Minwax Polycrylic, new hardware and freshly lined drawers here is the finished product!
Centsational Girl just posted about a nightstand re-do HERE where she chose to use spray paint followed by a coat of polycrylic to get rid of any difference in finish because of using spray paint. As you can see, mine is still a little splotchy, maybe I need to use glossy instead of satin polycrylic?
(I thought about not sharing some of these photos because you can see that the dresser is in fact, not perfect. But what would be the point of that? To make you think that everything I do turns out just the way I want? Ha! I think it’s good to realize that while it is fun and way more affordable to buy old furniture and update it, you are still working with…old furniture. Plus, at the end of the day, I am still quite new to this whole DIY thing, and I have a lot to learn! Don’t get discouraged if you try something and it’s not perfect, just be glad you tried and chalk it up to a learning experience! Some of you probably also noticed that you can still see the outline from the previous decorative trim on the top two drawers, that no matter how well I filled and sanded it, just did not want to blend with the rest of the drawer. Well, I do hope to fix that, I just don’t know exactly how yet! I just need Centsational Girl to come to my house and help me with that…I might be waiting awhile!)
For now my bronze dresser is living in the nursery, but I’m not sure if it will be there long, I think I have a tad too much long furniture going on in that room and since I CAN’T get rid of the crib, and WON’T get rid of the bed, the dresser might have to go live at someone else’s house soon! But that’s the beauty of re-doing old furniture, you buy it cheap, put a little bit of money into and don’t have to feel guilty changing it (which is great news for people like myself who don’t like to commit to furniture!) One day I will stumble on just the right tall dresser for this room and…and daybed frame too!