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Monday, November 19, 2012

"D" is for Dressers

Paint: dresser makeover

This dresser set went from nursery white to grown up black:

A friend asked if I would paint the dressers from her nursery set since her kids had now outgrown the crib.

She wanted a black to match the new headboard:

I distressed the edges and applied stain to darken the wood.

The perfect look for this grown up boys bedroom:

Here's how I painted the dressers:

1. Sand everything with 150 grit on the palm sander.
(I took all the paint off the legs so no white would should through.)
Prime with oil based dark primer then sand again:

2. Paint two coats Benjamin Moore satin impervo low lustre enamel in black: 

Sand between coats.

Same process for the knobs, no primer here:

3. Sand to distress edges then apply Minwax special walnut stain:
Let the paint dry and cure for 3 days.

4. Seal with Minwax polycrylic clear satin, stir really well:

Start with 5" foam roller to spread the poly.
Look at all those bubbles!:

To make a super smooth finish go back over with a 2" foam brush making long strokes across:

Consider applying two coats to the dresser top surface for durability.

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
TDC Before and After


  1. I like it! Much more in keeping with the Deco styling. Elegant.

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  2. What a transformation! You did an incredible job.

  3. fabulous job, jaime! the finish looks amazing! so sleek!

  4. Love seeing the black as I am about to paint a desk black!

  5. lovin the transformation. very shaker-licious!

    hope you can stop by when you have a moment.

    smiles and sunshine to you.