Showing posts with label refinishing furniture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label refinishing furniture. Show all posts

Friday, December 6, 2013

Kitchen dresser makeover

Today I want to finally share my little kitchen dresser makeover. I have been wanting to paint this piece of furniture for the longest time. It was so beat up and it should have never been placed at this spot because there is a heating vent under it and this chunk of wood blocked the air flow. Well that's a no-no isn't it?

I had searched high and low for another version with nice legs that would fit this spot and serve as a little bar (like this one does) but I couldn't find anything. It's not the most common sized piece of furniture.

My next solution was to put legs under it and that's exactly what I did.

Let's see the before photos first ok? So you believe me when I tell you that it was in terrible shape. And I know there are folks out there who would tell me to just fix the wood and re-stain, but this old piece of Bombay Company furniture was the worst grade of wood composite and just not an option for restraining. Besides I was itching to paint it white.

So here are the before photos:

The brown piece right there that doesn't look so bad from far away.

And then I bought these legs at Lowes to screw onto the bottom of the dresser:

I sanded and wiped the dresser down. Then I applied some Kilz Spray primer and after that Rustoleum gloss white oil based paint.

I did a combination of spray painting, rolling and brushing. I love to spray the corners and brush and roll the rest. I went with oil this time because this area is high traffic and everyone bumps into this dresser all the time. Lets hope it wears better than the finish before.
One thing I can say for sure though is that the dust doesn't show anymore. Dark furniture drives me nuts because you have to clean it non stop and it ends up still looking like crap.

Here is the dresser after and I love it. And everyone who has told me not to paint it has loved it so far.
The finish turned out smooth and shiny just like I had hoped it would.

The doors still don't line up perfectly even after adjusting the hinges a bit but I guess I can't expect too much from a banged up old piece of furiture ;)

Oh and the knobs are from Hobby Lobby. I applied some Rub'n Buff to the metal parts to add a touch of gold. You know me :) I couldn't find the same knobs online anymore but maybe they still have them in the store.

There are hints of Christmas here and there so make sure you come and see the Blogger Stylin Home Tours next week.

I was slightly distracted last night so I hope I don't have too many spelling errors ;)

What do you think? Better right? And now the heat can finally flow from under the dresser.

Since this post a lot has changed in the kitchen. Click HERE to see and read more!

Have a great weekend!



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Monday, November 25, 2013

MCM Dresser Makeover using the HOMERight Sprayer

How was your weekend friends?
Christmas decorating and more wrestling was on our schedule.

For today I have another furniture makeover for you guys. I love this one and have been dying to share it with you.

A while back Homeright sent me their HomeRight Finish Max. I had to wait for the weather to be the right temperature again to try it out on a dresser that had been waiting in my garage for a makeover. And also my broken computer got in the way as well.

So here it is today. Finally!!

I started out with this sad and neglected dresser. Painting it was the only option.

The original hardware was missing too.

I wiped it with TSP cleaner and then patched it up with wood filler. 
So many scratches and dents. 
What did people do to this poor dresser ;)

After sanding and wiping with a tack cloth it was ready for primer. Now I didn't choose to use my brand spanking new Homeright Finish Max Sprayer to apply the primer because Kilz is thick and sticky and I don't want to thin it or ruin the sprayer. So I just used the spray cans again.

That's why you see the white dresser in the spraying photos. It's actually only primed.

The trick is to thin the paint (according to your paint brands recommendations) to the right consistency so the nozzle sprays right. I used the basic Rustoleum semi gloss white water based paint that you can find at most hardware stores.

Here is what it says in the manual. 

After getting the paint thinned, it was time to get my paint on!!!

This is where the photographing got tricky ;) I didn't want to ruin my lens while I was spraying so pretend you can see stuff coming out, ok?

It literally was easy breezy and I love my new sprayer. So much easier than the giant air compressor sprayer that I have and which scares me to death actually. 

After I was done with 2 coats, it was time for cleaning.

It's important that you get the nozzle all paint free:

I first emptied out the paint and filled the container  with water. Then I sprayed all the water through the sprayer until the spray came out clear. After that it was time to clean the parts. I found that my brush from my cats' (unused) water fountain works wonders, but you could use an old tooth brush too.

You have to clean all the parts that you see in the sink and you are done!

So are you ready to see the dresser???


In case you are wondering about the knobs, they are vintage porcelain knobs with a RubNBuffed washer from the hardware store under it. I love the look!

As you can see I skipped a couple paint steps with the different pinks and coral colors but it's the same thing over and over again :) Spray and clean for every drawer! I mixed some of my own colors from leftovers that I had so I can't give you specific names for each of them either. Sorry! But I think most of the pinks, corals and light oranges would go well together.

My daughter loves the dresser and wants to keep it but we don't have any room :(

{ I was given this product to review, but was not otherwise compensated. All thoughts, opinions and the project are 100% my own.}

Talk to you on Wednesday.



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