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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2008 10:52:02 AM »

I love it. I have a dresser I wanted to paint too. I've been wondering what kind of paint to use. Did you sand it down before painting it or did you just primer it and paint it. My mom loves the dresser she gave me and told me to NOT sand it down and paint it but use primer. I wonder how well it will turn out if I do this.  Undecided I also wanted to do the black with the silver knobs.

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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2008 06:56:37 PM »

Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments! They made my day.

Dark.star.88, I used an oil based semi-gloss that I bought at Menards. I did sand the dresser but not enough to take off the existing finish. I roughed up the finish enough to smooth out the really scratched patches and for the paint to have something to stick to. I've also refinished furniture with primer then paint but I have always sanded first.

« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2008 11:00:59 PM »

Wow...It looks great.

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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2008 11:15:05 AM »

you did an awesome job!

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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2008 10:41:27 AM »

That turned out really great!  I have an old yellow dresser I got for free (my old landlord had it in their house when we rented, and then just gave it to use when we moved).  It really needs an update, and this is inspiring!

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