Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"D" is for Dressing Table

Paint: kids size dressing table makeover

A friend had the cutest little kid size solid pine dressing table.

It was very dark, rustic and knotty:

I painted everything Benjamin Moore white dove (a close match to her other bedroom furniture), reused the existing hardware and recovered the terribly outdated stool:
(The new stool fabric is Waverly Ferris Wheel jacquard in violet.)

Now it's truly fit for a young lady.

I distressed the edges to match her other bedroom furniture:

Here's how to makeover the dressing table:

1. Sand all surfaces thoroughly:

2. Prime with Zinsser cover stain oil based primer.
Sand again.

3. Paint two coats Benjamin Moore Aura white dove in satin.
Aura does have primer mixed in with the paint color, I did this on purpose because this piece has a lot of dark heavy knots that I wanted to be sure stayed hidden forever.

4. Distress with sandpaper then add Minwax weathered grey stain just at edges.
Seal with two coats Minwax Polycrylic clear satin.

5. For the stool I cut a new piece of 3/4" plywood to fit.
Add 2" foam then quilt batting:

6. Staple batting taught to wood then cut fabric to size:
(The fabric here is Waverly Ferris Wheel jacquard in violet.)

7. Staple fabric to wood then affix seat to stool base with wood screws in 4 corners:

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a difference! so fresh and pretty!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

So pretty!

Maureen said...

It's hard to believe that is the same dressing table. It's so feminine now. The Ramsign house number sign I won in your contest has just come in and I love it! Thank you. I posted about it today.

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Very cute! Come on over to my link party and share.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a difference paint and a little elbow grease can make. This is a wonderful transformation. Love those knobs!!

Lindsey Domer said...

How pretty! I love the cream and the glass knobs. Very girly. :)

Roeshel said...

Beautiful rescue! Looks amazing!

Carla Belyea said...

So sorry that others are stealing your content. I appreciate the photo in your truncated post to entice me to come see the tutorial. Looks like a perfect redo. Looking to do something like that to my sewing bench like you did to the stool at the dressing table.

Liana Sanjana said...

Someone had told me this works so I am SO glad to know it really does!! I love to paint furniture but have issues with my hands and can't sand! I'm painting my coffe table next weekend!! BTW ~ love the color!

Nathan gmz said...

Amazing! So pretty dressing tables you have done a marvelous work. With paint the furniture looks a fresh look. I wanted to thank you for this great article. I enjoyed every little bit part of it and I will be waiting for the new updates. Click to see more