I am so happy you all enjoyed little Olivia’s Nursery.
Today I wanna show you a simple makeover I did on the dresser. This is certainly one of my “if I can do it, you can DIY” projects. Believe me!
It took me so long to paint my first piece of furniture. I wish I had started painting furniture a long time ago. It is so easy and it makes a huge difference.
During my search for all white furniture, an acquaintance offered to give me this chest of drawers. At first I thought it looked weird, mostly because of the knobs, but decided to give it a go.
After much research – on Pinterest of course – this was my inspiration:
So here is how I did it
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- In a ventilated area, place the furniture on top of a drop cloth or anywhere else you don’t mind having paint on.
- Remove any drawers and hardware – keep these inside a plastic bag.
- Sand to remove the finish and dirt – a small electric hand sander works like this one works really well.
- Patch any holes or damaged areas with wood filler – the paintable kind is a good choice. Use a putty knife to remove any excess.
- Lightly sandpaper the furniture. No need to spend a lot of time on it.
- Wipe it clean with a damp cloth, making sure you remove all the dust.
- Mask off the areas you do not want to paint.
- With a good quality brush or foam roller apply a thin coat of primer.
- After the primer has completely dried, paint with your color of choice in the direction of the wood grain from top to bottom.
- Apply a second coat of paint.
- Seal with Polyurethane.
In a nutshell: visit their website Prep + Prime + Paint + Seal
If you are having any problems, or before you do, I suggest reading this great post from Mandi at Vintage Revivals: 3 Frustrating Furniture Painting Problems Solved with One Tip.
She also recommends using the Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Paint and a Mohair Roller.
After the dresser was curated, I measured the space in-between the knobs. I went to the Silhouette software and wrote all six words. I then sized each word to fit in between each set of knobs. After cutting the black permanent adhesive vinyl, I covered my design with transfer paper and applied it on the drawers.
For a more detailed explanation on how to use vinyl click here.
I love the way it turned out. The dresser houses all of their dress up toys, together with the laundry hamper and striped bin.
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