Working on a bunch of pieces right now and everything is started, but nothing is finished. Two pieces keep bleeding through. One of them even got spray primed then primed with Kilz to block the stains, and that didn’t even work. So, I am sharing my favorite dresser that I painted over 2 years ago and some new pieces that have yet to be touched.
I found this dresser at a garage sale… for $25! It was the very end of the day and no one had bought it (probably because it needed paint and was missing trim detail on the drawers). Right as we pulled up I had to have it. Wish I had a before, but it was painted a medium-dark blue with grey undertones and some of the paint was chipping of to show it had been painted white before that. This is the blue it used to be leftover on the side of the drawer.
I almost painted it a similar blue since the main colors in my room are blue, grey and white, but ended up going neutral incase I ever wanted to change colors. It is an off white, cream color, but not yellow cream. The paint was a $2 quart of oops paint from home depot in a satin finish and I never sealed it with anything, though it did cure for almost a month before using it. It has held up well! And as for the missing trim detail, I don’t mind. Before I had painted it my mom took it to a local wood-worker to make a piece of trim to match and it was going to cost $50. She let him have the drawer to fix, but after 3 weeks, we checked back and he had done nothing, so we took the drawer back and left it as it. Most of the time I hardly notice. I just can’t get over all of the trim detail. It adds so much to the look of the dresser plus the turned legs and the hardware. It is the details that make a piece. Best piece ever. Just look at it.
Now, last weekend I picked up a low dresser the slightly reminds me of my tall dresser. Don’t know the name of this style (depression era?), but I am always drawn to it. The low dresser I got also has a lot of the detail I love. Now the question is… what color should I paint it? The venner has to come off the top and possibly one of the small drawers. Any ideas?
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