Wednesday, August 12, 2009

American Attic Begins

After a break to visit with my parents, I'm back to blogging while the kids sleep or rest.

I mentioned I'd be showcasing furniture handed down from family members. I'll begin with the beauty of a dresser I posted in my last blog.

This was Biker Boy's dresser growing up. My in laws gave it to us when I was pregnant with our first child and while we lived in Minnesota. (That would be why there is grass in the background!)
I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it, but figured paint couldn't hurt it. Here's the finished product.
Here's what I used:
All paint is by Rust-Oleum.
  • American Accents Primer, quart
  • American Accents Blossom White, quart
  • American Accents Wildflower Blue, half-pint
  • Synthetic brush
  • Cheapest white knobs and handles I could find at Menards
Here's what I did:
  • All work was done outside for good ventilation, as I was newly pregnant.
  • Lightly sanded to get rid of glossy finish, while wearing a dust mask.
  • Used 1 coat of primer.
  • Used 2 coats of Blossom White on main body of dresser.
  • Used 2 coats of Wildflower Blue on the drawers.
  • Put on new hardware when it was all done.
  • Had Biker Boy move it to the baby's room.
I wasn't sure at the time if I was having a boy or girl when I picked out the colors, but the dresser turned out perfect for a little boy and fits well with Scooter's belongings to this day. I'll have to showcase the matching desk another time. I'm happy he gets to have something that his Daddy had while growing up.

What have you applied paint to lately? It's a great to refresh something old and used. Enjoy!

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