Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The little black dresser

I just couldn't help myself with that title.  This furniture before and after is dedicated to my Aunt Di.  She is a very patient person who asked me to paint this little guy up for her ages ago. 


He wasn't looking so good when I first laid eyes on him.  Orangey colored wood, ugly hardware....the usual. 


Aunt Di saw his potential though with the curvy top drawer and nice looking side profile.  It was the perfect size for a night table with lots of storage too.


I started out by filling the existing hardware holes with wood putty.  The trick to getting a flawless finish is waiting until the putty is completely dry before you sand.  A second application might be needed.


I gave the whole piece a light sanding and gave it a light coat of kilz primer before I started my first light coat of paint.  I ended up doing three coats on the top and two on the rest of the piece sanding with fine paper in between each coat.  The guy at the paint store recommended Shur-Line trim & touch up rollers when I was painting the front door.  The results were fantastic so I used them again for this project along with my trusty Purdy brush.


This story ends with new glass hardware and a little distressing using 100 grit sandpaper.  


Sharing with Miss Mustard Seed for her furniture feature friday party and with Primitive & Proper's Piece of work Wednesday


 

15 comments:

  1. OOoooooo! I'm so happy to see you! That piece is absolutely lovely! I don't have sidetables and hadn't considered a bit bigger piece like this one. I'm going to keep my eye out...you know, because the hubs is just dying for me to drag another piece of furniture home. Your aunt will surely feel it was well worth the wait!! Love the black.

    xo,
    Stef

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  2. What a transformation! I looked at the unaltered version and "eww, how ugly popped" into my head. After the makeover, it's hardly recognizable. Great job!

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  3. You are the Makeover Queen; can you come to my house for a while? Have a great week!!

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  4. I love it in black! Great job!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. It turned out great! I love the curvy drawer and top. This is one of those pieces that can fit in just about any room, and I think it will make for a great nightstand.

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  6. What a transformation! Love it painted black, the the glass knobs are perfect.

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  7. This is one of those pieces that look so much better painted. Great job!

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  8. he is so cute! i love glass knobs against black paint- classic and chic! so glad you painted something! :)

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  9. glass knobs just dress up any piece. it's gorgeous....

    hugs, cindy

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  10. Awesome Restyle....I love this shade of black!

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  11. I like this a lot! My parents have one very similar to this in their dinning room that I'd love to get my hands on... yours turned out very nice!

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  12. That is too cute. Love the knobs!

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  13. So pretty! I love that you went with black on this piece. It looks fabulous!

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  14. That turned out amazing! Love it

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  15. Don't we love the power of paint!!! Looks great!

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