The result was this bright and happy little charmer of a dresser! All turquoisy (is that a word?) and preppy with the shiny red knobs. I am known for making things look "old" or "vintage", but lately I like the look of satin to shiny, bright colored furniture.
This started off cream with gold leaf accents. I forgot to get good before pics! I have one that gives a little idea of it in it's vintage state:
I loved it like this for many years. It was time for a change! Did I mention I bought this dresser at a yard sale years ago for $10?! It is solid wood and well-constructed.
We used a paint sprayer that I've had for a while, but never used. Now, I want to paint everything with it!
A paint sprayer is an amazing tool for your furniture painting arsenal. The result is a smooth, even finish... a professional finish. They are inexpensive, too. The only drawback is cleanup. You have to take it apart and clean and dry each piece.
While he painted, I headed to Hobby Lobby to change out the bohemian, hand painted knobs I had purchased for shiny red ones. After we began painting, I felt I wanted a preppy look more than bohemian. Sometimes that happens! You think you're going in one direction and then inspiration strikes and you take a whole new direction. Just go with it!
When I got home, he was already done! Teamwork is awesome, especially with your Honey!
I had to drill bigger holes for the knobs to fit. That took all of 5 minutes. I put those bad boys on and stood back and smiled! She's so bright and happy!
He didn't want to paint the inside of the drawers but I
made him told him how much better it looks when the inside of the drawers match. After seeing it, he agreed.
I am going to use it in my closet-less bathroom for storage. I lined the top two drawers with a mustard yellow liner.
I am really happy with the result and can't wait to paint my bathroom walls white and finish redecorating it so I can share pictures with you. I will share as I go.
By the way, I am noticing that I have a "thing" for turquoise, considering my front door and, now, this dresser are dawning this classic yet eclectic & chic color, which reminds me of the beach. If i can't live there, I'll just bring it home!