You have probably noticed this dresser in my entryway in past posts. I am finally getting around to sharing how it came to live in my house and the before/after process.
I found this dresser at my parking lot yard sale and paid $25 for it. I LOVE French Provincial style furniture and instantly loved this piece (and the price!)
Someone had already done a paint job on it at one time but it wasn’t done very well. The paint felt very rough and was spotty and chipping in places. But nothing that some sanding, paint, and a little work couldn’t fix.
I first removed the handles and stuck them down in box so I could spray paint them. I painted them oil rubbed bronze with some Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint that I always keep on hand.
Then I wiped down the dresser and got to work.
I sanded the top quite a bit to get it nice and smooth.
And then gave it 2 coats of Valspar Signature Paint and Primer in One and 1 coat of water based clear polycyclic.
And here is the finished product!
The finish is so much smoother and shinier. Although I don’t think I let the top cure as long as I needed to and things tend to “stick” to it. So at some point I will need to lightly sand the top and re-poly it.
I LOVE having this dresser in my entryway. It is pretty and gives me another “display spot” to decorate, but it is also very functional as well. I plan to share a post soon on what I store in the drawers of the 2 dressers I have in my upstairs and downstairs hallways.
Love the finish now!
And love the spray painted handles too. They made a big difference.
You can see how I turned some thrift store art into a DIY chalkboard here and how I spray painted a set of $3 brass thrift store lamps here. And the tray, books, and white candy dish were yard sale finds too. Guess this is my yard sale/ thrift store corner (oh, wait that is pretty much my entire house!)
Do you like to find and makeover yard sale or thrift store furniture?
I have quite a few pieces in the garage I can’t wait to get started on. I love seeing the transformation and breathing new life into an old piece that I then get to enjoy in my home.