I am so excited to be working with Behr paint again on their Behr DIY Experts team! Thanks to Behr Paint for providing the paint for this project, but I provided the sweat and elbow grease and design choices! :)
You can check out all the bloggers that will sharing lots of paint projects over the coming months on Behr’s blog. Behr paint was my choice when we painted our house before we moved in 11 years ago, and it has continued to be my choice through the years. You can see all the paint colors used in our home over the years in this post.
I am so excited to share the makeover on the second dresser for my master bedroom today – it is finished and I LOVE it!
So let’s go back and look at the before… I picked up this long dresser, a long mirror that goes over this dresser, a tall dresser, and a small matching nightstand for $40 at a yardsale. So basically they were all $10 each. Yes, I know, amazing deal!
The taller dresser was in much worse shape, but nothing a bit of wood filler and a lot of elbow grease couldn’t fix. You can read all about how how I filled that in and lots of before and after pictures in this post.
Here’s how this taller dresser turned out – beautiful!
I followed the exact same process to paint this longer dresser (and apparently was just in “get in done mode” because I got very few in process photos.) The top was in pretty rough shape.
But after sanding all the old finish off and all the scratches and nicks along with it, it was gorgeous and ready to stain. I stained it with a dark walnut stain and then a coat of poly.
I knew from painting the first dresser that this is mahogany veneer and it will bleed through the white paint if I don’t seal it. So after lightly sanding and repairing it, I put on 2 coats of Zinsser Shellac to block the bleed through. Then I did 2 coats of Behr Premium Plus Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel in Ultra Pure White (just off the shelf white).
I did the exact same thing with the mirror. A very light sanding (nothing really to fix on this), 2 coats of Shellac so the mahogany stain wouldn’t bleed through, then 2 coats of Behr Premium Plus Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel in Ultra Pure White.
So are you ready to see the after??!
I just LOVE it! I just cleaned up the original hardware and used it again.
You can see the tall dresser in the corner in the reflection of the mirror This room is still in process. I have been searching for a chair or a set of chairs and just can’t find what I want at all. So once I find those, I can add the finishing touches of décor and some things on the wall, oh yeah and make my upholstered headboard and this room will be done. BUT it has come so far from what it was – you can see the before here.
I love the two toned finish. It adds texture and interest and I just love dark stained wood and white painted furniture.
The color on the walls is Magnet in Behr Marquee paint and I am SOO glad I decided to go dark in this room. It is different than what I normally would do, but it completely makes this room feel sophisticated and romantic. And I painted this huge room with that dark color of paint in ONE coat – love Behr Marquee paint.
I still smile every time I see that built in shelf in the corner… still can’t believe I was able to accomplish that. Was one of my biggest transformations yet – you can see all the before/after of that area in this post.
I love the difference a coat of paint can make on a piece of secondhand furniture.
Look for lots more painting projects coming up soon – painted beadboard in my kitchen, painted cabinets, a room makeover or two, and I am sure some more furniture makeovers too.
What have you been painting recently? Would you have bought that set of furniture for $40 or thought I was beyond repair?