Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dresser Facelift

Brittany decided over the weekend to add a dresser to her room. Since she wasn't about to drop any kind of serious money (have you seen furniture prices?!) she decided to find something off craigslist and fix it up. It was Brittany's first restoration and my third.

What we used:
  • Sander 
  • 2 kinds of sandpaper, a rough one and a smooth one.
  • Krylon indoor/outdoor white spray primer
  • Painter's Touch semi gloss latex paint
  • Paint brush
  This is the dresser, bought for $40. It's a real looker!

It was sanded first with the rougher sandpaper to smooth out the dents and scratches and then with the smoother sandpaper to polish the surface all uniform.

My camera died, so I'm missing pictures of the primer and stage. But the dresser was primed and left to dry. Then it was painted with the semi gloss paint. Brittany ended up doing 4 coats before she was satisfied with it.

The final product:


  1. Fabulous work with that dresser, very impressed! And i am loving that dress in your previous outfit post below, adorable!

    xo Lynzy