As if I weren’t bad enough, I’m lucky enough to have wonderful friends who text me pictures like this:
With the address of this curbside find! And when it’s too big to fit in my car, they even help me get it home (thanks Alex!).
The dresser was actually in pretty good shape, a little of the paint was peeling off the top and it definitely needed a good cleaning, but it came with great hardware!
I took out the drawers and gave the whole thing a good coat of paint stripper, let it sit, and then went to work.
This is what it looked after the first time:
And after a few more times it was ready for paint!
I started with my favorite Rustoleum spray primer in gray:
I decided to put this in our spare room since it has more storage than my other curbside find, the vanity I posted about here. I LOVE painted furniture (as you can probably tell) so I decided to go with some navy blue “oops” paint I bought at OSH for $1.00. Can’t get better than that…
I was pleasantly surprised how good it looked after just one coat. The paint is called “velvet” and it went on very nicely, no brush stroked at all!
After 3 coats it was ready to go in the house.
Since brass isn’t my thing, I gave the hardware a good coat of primer and gray Rustoleum paint.
Here it is now!
Total cost for this project: about $15.00 (stripper, primer, and paint).
I’m still debating about adding some gray pattern to the front of the drawers… I’m a little worried it will look too busy with the ornate drawer pulls, but I think it’s a little boring now.
What do you suggest?