I swear you guys, this dresser nearly got the best of me. I almost had a meltdown deciding what color to paint it, then when I would paint it, none of the colors looked right on it.
It was so long ago, but do you guys remember this is what she looked like when I bought her.
She had this two-toned stain job on her, that I wasn’t that into. I liked the dark top, but it was speckled and looked like faux wood grain. I had stalked Craigslist for weeks before I saw this piece listed. The dresser came with two large mirrors too, and I paid $45 for her. Score! It’s an older Lane dresser, had great solid bones, and lovely curves. The only down side is it reeked of dirty dogs.
This is what she looked like after I cleaned her off with TSP, and sanded her a bit.
I ended up painting her 4 TIMES!!! before I actually settled on her now permanent color. YEAH… I will definitely not make that mistake again. Before I painted painted her the lovely Pure White that she is now, I had to strip all the layers of paint off of her and sand her again.
I took this while I was in the process of stripping and removing the layers of paint. (P.S. I used Citri-strip, it works great.)
Honestly though, by the time I had gotten to this point I almost gave up, and was thinking about leaving her like that. You know, ghetto Anthro chic?
But I persevered, got her stripped, and painted her using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Pure White. She got two coats of paint, and two coats of clear wax. I spray painted the hardware using Krylon’s Oil Rubbed Bronze. And doesn’t the contrast look great? Lovely, right?
I am so glad she’s finally done, a huge sigh of accomplished relief was let out once I finished her. And she might be my new favorite piece that I’ve done, but don’t tell Simone that okay? I’ve already got plans for the dining area where she sits, lots of plans, but it’s going to take more time than usual since we’re tight on funds. Hope you guys will stick around though and help me make some choices!!! LIKE PICKING A NEW WALL COLOR!
I’m leaning towards going with something darker, maybe a brown gray, and something that will look good with turquoise accents. So many paint samples, so hard to choose! What do you guys think?