Re-painting a dresser.

Lise —  May 25, 2017 — 14 Comments

Sometime last year I decided to re-paint my dresser, which was just a dull wooden dresser with nothing particularly interesting about it. I settled on going for black and a bronze-y gold kind of metallic paint but the end result was so incredibly streaky and not what I had in mind at all. However, procrastination won and I never got around to try to fix that problem at all, even if I see it every day.

I have re-painted the bottom drawer now and as you can see, it already looks a whole lot better and a whole lot more opaque. I just hope my motivation sticks with me to finish the other three because it’s not even a difficult task. The downside about using a metallic paint like this is that it isn’t really safe to touch or anything until after a whole 24 hours, and I can’t have my floor full of drawers for that long! This might not apply to every single metallic paint that is out there, but this was the only brand that the hardware store carried and I was not really wanting to drive for hours to the next city just to try to find a different brand.

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When I was still in college I was studying interior design and things like this was my favorite thing in the world, so it is weird how our interests change over the years. I wish I still had a passion for it because I love DIY projects and I love upcycling and reusing older furniture. I have taken upon myself to convert old t-shirts into fabric totes that I can use for groceries and fruits and all that when I’m at the store so that I can try to cut down on plastic waste. Maybe I’ll make a post about it when they’re done, showing the process and all that!

I have been trying to be more kind to the environment in general lately, so I’m always looking into more ways to choose more environmentally safe alternatives. — Anyways, this post was about painting, not about being natures super hero!

Have you done any up-cycling or DIY projects lately? I’m excited to hear about it.Β 

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Sometime last year I decided to re-paint my dresser, which was just a dull wooden dresser with nothing particularly interesting about it. I settled on going for black and a bronze-y gold kind of metallic paint but the end result was so incredibly streaky and not what I had in mind at all.

 

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14 responses to Re-painting a dresser.

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    Love how it turned out! It’s so cool that you were studying interior design in college what are you doing now?

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    Your dresser looks nice! I am an environmentally cautious too and try to be a minimalist. But I keep accumulating stuff, so I like giving things to people I know freely. I like DIY projects too, mainly for skincare. Lately, I want to learn how to sew so I can revive old clothes. Anyway great post! πŸ™‚

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      Thank you! Ah that sounds like a good thing to do! I’ve been wanting to try diy skin care but my skin is so sensitive so i’m nervous to put anything on my face even if i make it myself. Sewing sounds like it would be fun! I can make simple things but i dont think i would be able to do clothes just yet.

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        My skin is sensitive as well. But I noticed that some natural skin care products are actually better for me than the prescribed stuff. I like make body scrubs. They are fun to make!

        I don’t know how to sew clothes either, but I think knowing how to sew a button is useful. πŸ˜€

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          Ooh body scrubs are great! What do you make them with? Salt? Sugar? I’ve been wanting to try to make some sugar or coffee scrubs, they sound like they would be great.

          Yeah knowing how to sew buttons is super useful! I’ve lost buttons one time too many and i still haven’t learned it properly.

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            I make it with sugar, baking soda. I haven’t tried salt. Maybe I will! πŸ™‚ Cofee scrub and oatmeal scrub sounds good to me. I like to get creative with them too. I saved up some several empty skin care jars for that reason.

            Well don’t worry, I am just a beginner myself when it comes to sewing. I guess it will take practice πŸ™‚ Actually I am excited. I would like to look for some nice buttons and replace with the old ones.

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  3. 

    It’s great to recycle old stuff rather than get new. It’s surprising what a light sanding and new coat of paint can do for an old piece like this.

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  4. 

    The bottom drawer looks great! Don’t give up on repainting your dresser!

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