We all have them--hand-me-down furniture from your mom's great aunt, or those really great pieces we bring with us from high school, to college, to married life. Take my husband's dresser for instance:
He's had this beauty since the good ole high school days. While the drawers work perfectly fine and it's nice and sturdy, it isn't exactly easy on the eyes. So I decided this would be the perfect item for my first run at painting furniture. First things first, I turned to Google. I found a great tutorial on the YHL site and decided to run with it! Now that I had my how-to guide, I made a trip to Lowe's to round up my supplies. Here's my loot:
Step 1: I removed all of the knobs from the drawers.
Step 2: I lightly sanded her with a fine sanding block.
Step 3: Wipe down entire area with a damp rag to clean up your surface.
Step 4: Time to prime!! I purchased Kilz Original oil based interior/exterior primer. Since primer doesn't go on all that even, just get a nice (not too thick) coat over your entire surface.
Step 5: Paint 'til you drop! I chose Valspar Ultra Premium in one of their hundreds of white options.
Be sure to let each coat dry completely before you apply another. The goal here is thin and even, not thick and drippy.....Four coats later, my drawers are complete! Time to tackle the main part of the dresser!
I also wanted to update the knobs. Since I needed 16 total, I knew I would have to find a good deal in order to keep on track with my budget. I found a rockstar deal here at World Market on these beauties:
They were just $5.98 for 4 + shipping. I signed up to receive e-mails and got a code for an additional 10% off my entire purchase. Total cost for knobs (including shipping)=$29 (that's a sweet $1.81 per knob!)
Okay, you've seen enough! I'll have the final product ready to show off next week!
Have a great weekend y'all!