Wanted DIY: Painted Dresser to Buffet
Posted by Megean on 3.12.2013A few months ago my parents were upgrading their bedroom furniture and I adopted this dilapidated dresser. It sat, waiting for its destiny in my
There are tons of great furniture painting tutorials out there, so I'll just tell you, in brief, my method for this particular project. I took out all the drawers and sanded the whole piece lightly by hand. I used wood filler to make some minor repairs and fill in some scratches and then sanded again. Then I primed. I used a small foam roller and a 2-inch brush to tackle the details. Oh, and I didn't take a picture of the priming either. You'll have to imagine that too.
Many brands of paint offer a paint/primer combo, but I thought I would play it safe and I'm glad I did. It still took several coats of paint to get a nice finish.
The kitchen is pretty dark (with all that wood paneling - a project for another day), so I wanted something bright and cheery. I chose Safflower by Olympic. It's a rich coral, but in some light takes on a neon hue that makes me feel pretty trendy. I love it.
There you have it! A painted dresser turned bright buffet. The storage is great - odds and ends, kitchen linens, canning jars and cookie cutters all found a home.
Have you tackled any painting projects lately?
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