Little Boy Blue to Little Black Dress
I needed a dresser for my daughter. She is hitting her tween years and has a huge love for black...and bright colors.
I found this...um...beauty at my local Goodwill. It was a 50% off day and that was a good thing because they had $40 posted on this one. No way. I was okay paying $20 though!
See the damage on the side? The side is one sheet of thin plywood and was dented in a couple places. I thought about replacing the whole side piece but decided to keep costs down by just repairing.
Blue. Sports knobs. Damage to the finish. I did love the size, the detail on the top and the silver handles someone had installed.
I hauled the whole mess outside and patched all the damaged parts.
I sanded, starting with 80 grit and finishing with 220, to make sure I had a smooth finish.
There was a crack in one of the drawers, so I used wood glue and two 15 lb weights to repair it. You do what you gotta do!
I used a gloss black oil paint by Rustoleum. The paint gave it an amazingly smooth finish and it's so shiny! No sealant required with oil paint!
Finished! I waited until it was fully cured and then put the silver handles back on.
Once Hobby Lobby held their 50% off hardware sale I purchased four bling-y knobs for the top drawer. I was very happy with the glossy black finish! My daughter loves it!
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