This is what it looked like when I got it.
24 Hour Dresser Make Over
I've had this dresser for years now, it actually was a free, left on the curb piece I snatched up. When I first got it, it was white and then I refinished it and painted the bottom grey and stained the top. It never matched my bedroom furniture so I decided to give it another make over and I am OBSESSED with how it turned out! It's amazing what 24 hours and a little hard work can do! Overall I only spent $6 to redo this piece. The only thing I had to purchase at the time was the Rub and Buff!
First time I refinished it
Materials Needed. Not pictured rub and buff and gloves.
Link to sanders -
Link to my paint brushes I always use to paint with -
Step One - Remove + Clean Hardare
Step Two - Add Rub + Buff
I decided to just reuse the existing hardware to save money. I wasn't a fan of the silver so I bought some rub and buff from Michael's and applied it to the hardware.
I found it was easiest to apply this with my hands while wearing a glove.
Step Three - Sand
Sand down the existing paint so the new paint can adhere as well as possible. If you're painting, you don't need to completely sand down, just enough to rough up the surface you're going to paint. I used 120 + 60 grit to do this. Make sure your clean off your piece and make sure it's free of any dust before continuing to the next step.
Step Four - Paint
Paint away! I used Kilz Chalk paint in Toasted Poppy Seed for this.
Paint, Paint, Paint!
Step Five - Seal
This is a great photo to show the difference between not sealed vs sealed. I used Clear Wax from American Paint Company to seal this. You could also use an antique wax or a glaze to seal chalk paint, it's just a personal preference.
Step Six - Put Hardware Back on + Enjoy!
I replaced the top two knobs with new ones I purchased from Hobby Lobby that I found on super sale a while back. I love the pop it gives this piece. I couldn't be happier with the end result!
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