Fresh Coat of Paint Goes a Long Way

Andrea Palmai
by Andrea Palmai
7 Materials
2 Days

I got this chest of drawers on my local Facebook marketplace. I liked the lines and the cool grain that was peeking through the old varnish

It only had the front 2 legs so I knew it needed new furniture legs. I ordered some from Amazon and got to sanding

I sanded the drawers and top with an electric sander and sandpaper grit 120/220/320

Once that was done I came up with a design and got to taping with frogtape.

I used the color polo blue by Benjamin Moore as well as gold for the design on the top.

I used penetrating stain to enhance the grain on the front drawers and the top. I also added brass hardware to make it easier to open as it was an older piece

I applied wipe on poly as a top coat.

Once the legs came in I painted those blue as well and it was time for pictures.

This was a quick and amazing transformation which was easy to accomplish with some paint.

If you like this transformation and would like to see more in real-time follow me on Instagram @andreapalmai.

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  • Suzanne Bowman Suzanne Bowman on Feb 12, 2022

    How did you create such beautiful curves with the tape? All I can imagine is cutting it with an exacto when it’s on the piece.??

  • Mary Russell Mary Russell on Feb 12, 2022

    That top is beautiful wood.I wonder if you know what kind of wood it is?Also,is the drawer fronts natural wood as they now look,or did you get that look using stain?

  • Camsron Camsron on Feb 18, 2022

    Gorgeous. I'm glad you saved that pretty matched burl veneer!

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