Showing posts with label pallet shelf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pallet shelf. Show all posts

Monday, October 1, 2012

Refinished Green Dresser before and after

Part of my 2012 goal list was refinishing some of the old, worn out, hand-me-down furniture that we have aquired over the years. The first project on my list, my daughters dresser, as it has definatly seen better days. We decided the colors of her room will be mainly lime green and pink.

My first step was to remove all the hardware. Next I gave it a good sanding, filled in all the pock marks, chips and missing chunks with some wood filler and started sanding. Next step was to apply 2 coats of primer, let it dry and lightly sand between coats. I was taught a good finish is all in the prep.

Everything was going really well up to the point that I went to spray paint the hardware.  I prepped them all the same with some metal stripper and a toothbrush but when I went to spray the hardware and have 3 out of 6 bubbled. So I scrape it back, try again and the same thing. So I scrape it back try another brand and color and same thing. So being the brilliant person I am - not - I decided to add ribbon pulls...I kinda like the different pull idea, it pulls all her colors in. Sometimes things don't always work out the way you planned, they work out better. LOL
Up on top you will also see the simple pallet shelf we made to hold her books, Love it. It is heavy enough that it doesn't move around or tip over, which is very important when it is used as much as this one is.
Hope you enjoyed this little project.