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DIY Dresser Redo

dresser beforeI recently saw this dresser sitting in my moms garage. For like 2 years. My mom is a busy woman with zero time to refinish furniture, so I did her a favor and asked if I could have it. 🙂

Ivory Satin Spray PaintShe agreed and my dad loaded it up in his truck and delivered it to my front door. (Such sweeties, they are!) Which is how this beautiful piece came into my possession, just begging for a re-do.

After sanding her down, she was ready for 1 1/2 cans of Rust-Oleum paint + primer spray paint in Satin Ivory Silk. This stuff is AMAZING! I didn’t have to prime beforehand and this stuff dries super fast, and a little goes a long way. I only used 1 1/2 cans to paint the entire dresser!

3 coats of paintI sprayed about 3 coats on the frame and 4 coats on the drawers. I waited 30 minutes to an hour in between each coat because the paint has to be DRY to avoid mess-ups. (runny/uneven paint)

I liked the dresser after I re-painted it, but I didn’t LOVE it, so I asked some girl friends for tips and I ended up using sand paper (manually) in conjunction with my husbands electric sander and I roughed it up a bit to get the “distressed” look. I LOVE it.

Almost done!

Ok so now I just need six cute drawer pulls. If you come across any worth mentioning, please leave a link to them in the comment section and I will check them out. I would love your input! Stay tuned for the finished product!


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  • Esther September 4, 2013, 3:04 pm

    Hobby Lobby has cute drawer pulls if you don’t want to sell your soul to Anthropologie

    • Janna September 4, 2013, 3:35 pm

      Thanks for the tips Esther, you are the second person to tell me that so it must be true. 🙂

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