I told ya I'd be back later today :)
Now before anyone scrolls down and sees my little dresser before it was painted and gasps in horror that I would want to paint it...
let me tell you.
It looks in a lot better shape than it really was.
We got it as a set when we first got married from JC Penney.
It is a nice dresser and I love it lots but for some reason, the top of it just attracted scratches and who knows what else.
It was marred all over and I was so tired of looking at the gross top, I tried to cover it up with a runner of sorts.
And I hated that.
I DID go back and forth about painting it but finally decided that it mattered more that I would like it in the end than whether or not I thought it was bad to paint it.
So please don't hate me.
It's pretty now. Promise.
So here's the before in the old room:
It is that pretty dark wood that I love but like I said, the top was yuck and the room desperately needed some lightening up.
It was the first project we tackled after painting the entire room.
We dumped it's contents all on top of my bed (that was fun...)
and then took all the drawers out outside.
It was a pretty day so it made painting easy and quick :)
My biggest tip for painting a big piece like this is to use a nice roller on all the flat parts.
It makes it go quick and you won't have to worry about brush strokes as much.
I love my Cutting Edge Stencil roller so I used it on the top, sides and the drawer fronts.
I was lucky to have a dresser that didn't have a lot of detailing in it except for on the corners.
I painted it in a Sherwin Williams sample in Snowbound.
A soft, pretty white that went on super creamy.
After I had a couple coats on,
I took some fine grit sanding paper and went over the edges and corners with it.
I wanted a nice, distressed look and this piece was made for it, let me tell you.
I was getting giddy as it was all coming together.
It was just absolutely meant to be white.
I distressed it until it made me happy and then sealed it with a clear wax.
Ooh. Isn't it pretty??
The white brought out all it's gorgeous lines and those beautiful pillar-type corners it had.
You never even really noticed them before.
And I actually put the hardware back on backwards.
Totally on purpose too.
The fronts had a design on it that almost resembled the Confederate Flag.
The backsides were smooth so I flipped them when they went back on.
And they pop so much more now.
They were completely lost on the dark wood before.
You can tell the GINORMOUS difference in the before & after of the room.
So much airier and happy, huh??
I will totally admit that I was nervous painting a piece that was in fairly good condition,
but I am so so so glad that I went with my gut feeling.
It makes me smile every time I walk in the room.
Nothing like a nice fresh coat of white paint to freshen a room up!!!
Tell me, tell me,
are you mad that I painted it??
Or do you agree that it was totally destined to be white??
In case you missed the room reveal & all the fun that went with it, check these posts out: