This was the dresser my Dad had in his room as a kid, then me, then brother Jeff. So when my mom offered it to Baby Boling, we took her up on it! She painted it back in the day, and did an EXCELLENT job, I might add. And I love the robin's egg blue color, but with the blue rug that we have in the nursery, I worried it would be too matchy-matchy. Because it would have been. So we took some basic tools + paint gear to it and POOF! A new dresser came out!
Matt was nice enough to do all the initial sanding...and did a mighty fine job if you ask me. Face mask and all (per my request - he's probably angry I posted this photo of him).
As the project carried on, thank GOODness we had the supervision of Ike and my parent's puppy, Bella. What would we have done without the running around the wet paint, making us nervous, and constantly bringing sticks over to the painting tarp to chew them into shreds...as if they didn't have an entire yard and driveway to build a chewed-stick bonfire!
Double Trouble, these two.
I followed Matt's sanding with the first coat of white paint. I wanted the sanding to be enough so the paint would stick well, but not so much that the blue was all gone.
Because after *t h r e e* coats of white paint, I took sand paper to it and wanted some of that blue to poke through.
And I was happy that it did in some parts...
Not sure what will go above - maybe a floating shelf or basket? Any ideas?
Another check off the ole' list.