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.
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Yep, the dresser was only $10.
Grunt Labor says it was only $10 because they didn’t want to carry it back inside their house. He may be right. This thing was so heavy. And I have lifted a lot of furniture in my time.
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.
Why, yes, my garage floor is multi-colored. Its the new look, don’t you think?
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:
You can’t really see inside the crevice, so wrong paint colors there wasn’t an issue.
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.
Hello ridiculous amounts of extra storage!
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.
I’ll be showing you how I made that tassel garland and the silhouettes soon!
What do you think of the new look?
Need more furniture makeover inspiration?
See how I made over a 70’s credenza here!
And how I gave a dresser a pink and aged dark wax finish here!
Need help learning to paint furniture? Look no further – here is the ultimate guide!
And you can always see all my past furniture makeovers right here!
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