I shared on Instagram the dresser and nightstand that I found on Craigslist and here they are again and it is the original listing's photo (if you want to see the nightstand makeover, click HERE):
|They were listed at $100 but the hubby talked them down to $70. YAY! I knew he could do it!|
I know the wood tone is beautiful but I'm not a professional wood worker and you can't tell by the photos but it needed work. You also know me and I was itching to paint it.
I received a big compressor and paint guns for Christmas from my hubby and I was waiting for the weather to get warm so I could finally try it out in the garage. I hadn't even opened the compressor box since Christmas.
Here is my Instagram photo of the guns:
I patched the scratches, dents and chips. Lightly sanded the dresser. Wiped it with TSP and taped it where I wanted to paint it. Then I started with the owner's manual. God I swear they make this difficult.
And when I finally got to the compressor part I noticed that the owner's manual and screws where missing. I also couldn't hook up the paint gun hose to the compressor. So back I went to Lowes where I got my items. When I tried to hook everything up, my neighbor showed me that the compressor had previously been used and when he opened the pressure/air on the bottom, a huge amount of rusty water came out. GREAT isn't it? I was so upset. I should have opened the box right at Christmas. This is so frustrating and I have no clue what to do.
Anyways, I tried spraying with my smaller compressor which didn't work out so well, so I went back to the good old regular paint method. I started with Kilz spray primer (I don't think I will ever use anything else) and then I ended up hand rolling the rest with my favorite white semi-gloss Rustoleum enamel.
I wanted to Rub 'N Buff the hardware since not all of it was brass but cheap metal but that didn't work out so well either. So I spray painted the small knobs and painted the rest in a bright pink neon. Yeah baby!!! I did and I love it. With a simple small change I can change that detail if I want to. I was thinking of adding coral, emerald, mint or turquoise but then decided the neon.
Enough talking, right? You want to see it!
Here it is:
Here it is:
I'm in love with it.
I still have the matching bedside table which my son wants to keep in his room (click HERE to see the makeover), so I will be painting it soon too. He likes this one and wants something similar but obviously not with pink.