Pottery Barn Inspired Dresser Makeover

2 Weeks
This week’s furniture makeover takes a bedroom set that screams outdated and turns it into something that looks like it should be in a Pottery Barn catalog. Laurel emailed me these pictures of her bedroom set and asked me if I thought we could bring the pieces new life. Of course we can!!!

Here are the before pictures:
She reserved time on our schedule for the project and then we met to discuss the finish that she wanted. She brought a picture of a Pottery Barn dresser that she liked. She wanted slightly different colors, but with a finish that was a little less common than what we normally do. I’m always up for that challenge!

Here’s a picture of the dresser from Pottery Barn’s website:
This was a tricky finish…  . We painted it Benjamin Moore’s color kendall charcoal first and then painted the second coat rever pewter. Here’s the tricky part – you have to hand sand it so that the second coat comes off and the first coat of paint stays on. It’s so hard to do that without going down to the wood everywhere. It took John two full days to sand this set – just the sanding part! Be ready to be very patient but I think you’ll see it was worth the payoff.

If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our http://funcycled.com/projects/how-to-paint-furniture/ post.

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