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?