Showing posts with label spray painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spray painting. Show all posts

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???

Taddaa….















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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(Youleeya)



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Monday, September 16, 2013

Sideboard Changes

How was your weekend? Same old same old over here, soccer Saturdays, firepit with the neighbors and lots of good food.

I failed to mention last week that amongst my many mishaps was also a mirror accident. I SMASHED THE MIRROR ABOVE THE SIDEBOARD ON THE FLOOR. Ugh!!! While the glass thankfully didn't brake, the frame wasn't that lucky and it was just split and broken.

This is the mirror that broke. The starburst moved to a different location which
I'll share with you soon, hopefully.


So now I had to try out some mirrors out of my stash. I do have a mirror stash ;)


First I tried a mirror that has been hanging in the basement:


It's supposed to hang tall though and I don't like it this way. It looks much better in the basement.

Then I tried the next mirror that I have just stashed away in the storage room:


Not bad but kind of boring!

Then I thought about a round mirror that I have in that same stash but I really dislike the color and finish of it:


This round mirror used to hang over our living room sofa in my brown and beige phase.

I ended up priming the round mirror with some Kilz spray primer and then I used some mint Valspar spray paint. I'm a total idiot because I threw the can out before writing the name down for my blog post. Typical! Sorry ;) The reason that I picked a minty turquoise is the light above my kitchen sink.

And I didn't stop with the mirror. The lamps that used to be on the sideboard are now gold. They used to be beige, then silver and now are sporting a shiny gold.

Check it out:









And that's it. Short and sweet post!

What have you been up to?



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