Before the movers show up tomorrow and pack our stuff up in a truck, I thought I might show you the dresser makeover that I started, oh forever ago.
Here's hoping the new paint job doesn't get chipped in the move...
If I had known how ridiculously better this dresser would look, post-makeover, I wouldn't have spent the several months it took me to get the guts to paint it. I can't believe that I thought this:
might be better than this.
I further can't believe what a little paint and hardware can do to completely transform a piece of furniture.
I am having to physically resist the urge to go ahead and paint every single piece of furniture in my house.
They are packing up our house tomorrow, after all.
A few observations from the project:
1.Krylon is just as much the bomb spray paint as every DIY blogger tells you it is. It's not just because they are sponsored by them. It really looks profesh. I will NEVER go back to the paint can and a foam roller method again.
2. Krylon Fusion is the bomb, because you don't have to prime.
3. Buying 20 drawer pulls can get a little pricey, but it's still cheaper than buying a whole new dresser. Thank you Lowe's for having a way better selection than Home Depot. (And for selling these babies for less than 3$ a pop.)
4. It takes about 13 cans of spray paint to cover a dresser this size, it's accompanying mirror and 2 nightstands. My index finger is still sore.
5. Using 13 cans of spray paint in your garage (even with the door open) will cover every. single. surface. in a white dust that is a little difficult to sweep up. (Yes I put down a plastic cover)
6. You can still use spray paint even if you're not within the temperature suggestion of 70-90 degrees. In fact, even if you're 20 degrees above it. Like 110. I'm sad to say I know this from experience.
Drenched. In. Sweat.
Oh, and so you don't think the nightstands are the ugly step-children:
They turned out just as lovely.