I’ve been keeping a secret.
I know, its not nice to keep secrets.
Please forgive me.
I’ve been doing a mini-makeover on my dining room.
You may not even recognize it, since the last time you saw it was on my home tour.
It all started when I found this dresser at a yard sale for $10.
Let me back up for a second. You see, a few months back, I had seen this credenza from A Swell Place to Dwell.
And I wanted it.
But, I didn’t have any room for a credenza / buffet / sideboard (I grew up calling it a buffet), so I drooled and then tried to move on.
But, when I saw the $10 dresser, I knew there was a buffet in my future. Come hell or high water.
So, I had my electrician move my chandy so I could scoot the dining room table over.
All in the name of a buffet.
And now back to the $10 dresser.
It doesn’t look bad from afar, but upon further inspection, one can see that the paint job was horrendous. They had just painted right over the handles while still attached to the drawers, therefore, causing runs in the paint and making my job harder.
Or maybe I just paint too much.
After the primer dried, I painted the base and drawers navy, once more with my paint sprayer and let it dry.
After the navy was good and dry, I took a can of Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold Spray Paint and sprayed the top edge and bottom lip of the buffet body as well as the inside trim of drawers.
I know, you are wondering why I went and messed up my beautiful navy paint job. Well, this was the easiest and most efficient way I could come up with to get this piece how I wanted it to look. I didn’t want to use a paint brush to paint all those nooks and crannies with the gold, but there isn’t a good metallic paint I can use in my sprayer, so I stuck with the trusty gold spray paint.
After the spray paint dried, I got back out my blue paint and touched up any places where the gold was that I didn’t want it to be.
You are thinking this took me forever.
I thought it would take forever as well.
We are both wrong. I figured out a trick.
With the navy, as long as I painted into the outer crevice of the molding, it was pretty easy and quick. This is what I mean:
After all the navy was dried, I went back with a creamy white along the insides of the drawer fronts and all the old hardware got a coat of gold spray paint. Finally, I finished it off with a coat of Polycrylic.
Here’s a little look at what else I’ve been doing in the dining room. The dining room wall has got a makeover since my home tour.
What do you think of the new look?
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