Renting can pose a challenge for decorating
If you read my "about me" section, you'll find that either my husband or myself, or both have been in school since we were married
We have moved 10 times
and lived in 5 different states
in 7 & 1/2 years
I am SOOOO sick of WHITE WALLS!
I decided to use my furniture as a way to bring some much needed COLOR to my life and my family's.
So what did I do?
Painted our TV stand a green apple color!
This is the dresser we bought off craigslist before we moved:
We loved the details and carvings on the drawers!
However, this piece is laminate (lesson learned, don't buy anything until you actually see it!)
There were a few areas that had to be fixed up,
we just used some wood putty:
I also sanded the top just a little bit, to take off some of the shine so the paint would stick to it better
I was nervous about painting the laminate and after doing a lot of research finally decided to use:
Krylon's Fusion For Plastic spray paint
With this stuff, you don't need to prime it first
I sprayed everything but the drawers with black gloss.
The drawers had knobs that were attached
Obviously, not the originals because
1) they were single knobs and there were 2 holes in the drawers, so it was off centered
2) they didn't match at all
I couldn't find any knobs that had the look I was going for
plus, it takes away from the details on the drawers
They open fine without them, so...
I filled in the holes with putty!
I primed the drawers with 2 coats of Kilz
Then painted a couple coats of this:
It looked good (wish I had a picture) but the final step of glazing would bring the whole look together
I glazed the drawers black:
Ready for the big reveal?
How about another before picture first?
It's honestly taken a bit of time to grow on me,
but I LOVE it now!
FYI: not having handles on it actually prevents my daughter from getting into it and pulling everything out!
I also love using a dresser as a TV stand, there is so much storage and it's all HIDDEN :)
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