My favorite place to go shopping for furniture is the curb. Seriously! People throw out all kinds of great stuff.
I found this dresser (classic style, but cheap quality), and the drawers all worked just fine, so I snagged it for storage in my studio. It has been sitting, sadly, ugly, but functional, for the 9 months we've been here. Not anymore!
I used 3 different types of spraypaint for the makeover. Flat Black, gloss black, and gloss red for the handles.
It had some webs on it too, yummy!
don't look at that UGLY flooring, I hate it! I want to do something to temporarily mask it, since we can't afford to replace it yet....but hubby won't let me paint it since he thinks it will be harder to remove later. It's faux wood peel and stick. The good part is that it doesn't matter if I get paint on the floor. ideas?
back on topic!!!
First, after removing all the handles, I spray painted all the drawer fronts flat black. I used 2 coats, just to make sure I got all of it covered. (edges first!)
When done, I used one of these IKEA placemats
as a stencil of sorts, and sprayed the gloss black over the top.
One of the great things about using cheap or free furniture, is that you dont' have to stress it if you screw it up. This thing is fake wood grain paper on plywood, it can't get any worse!
Here's the pattern as it emerges:
And the handles, before plain boring bronze, needing coats of a glossy modern red:
but I ran out of paint right away. BUMMER!
So, me and tornado (in our ugly paint clothes) go to the hardware store for more....
and he need to try on a hat.....and then throws a crying fit cause he can't have a toy...WHY do they sell TOYS at the hardware store? Is NO WHERE sacred? Srsly. Sigh...........
finally, home again, and glossy red handles are done!
Both together, back inside:
and, the whole thing:
if you look TOO closely, you'll see that I didn't paint the top of it yet; I didn't want to take all of my stuff off the top! Unless you are underneath it, you won't notice though. It has a nice piece of teak set on top anyhow.
And, the whole pretty wall now:
A happy little 2 hour makeover for $6!
My studio is always changing and improving, and this one little thing makes me want to do more....next, paint the sewing table RED!
Comments, crits and questions welcomed!
Happy Zealous Crafting!