So, about a month ago I became hooked on Pinterest. Anyone actually taking the time to read this article is probably thinking, “Um, you’re a little late to the dance, Sweetheart.” Now that I have spent countless hours, days, nights snagging my husbands IPad I figure it was finally time to actually do something that I pinned. One of my first “follow” was that of Brooke at All Things Thrifty who had a ton of information on Spray Painting furniture. Last thing I spray painted were the knobs at my mom’s house in a poor attempt to update the worn out 1970’s brass handles. Poor little guys will never be the same…Anyway, I digress. With the new-found knowledge that Brooke’s Everything I know About Spray Paint Blog post provided me, I was ready.
I found this wonderfully ugly 5 drawer dresser in my husband’s “man cave.” Pretty sure it was a hold-over from the previous home owners. Gee, thanks for leaving it behind. But I figured I could give my skills a try and would only be out the cost of the paint.
Now, for the paint. Brooke recommended Kilz primer and Krylon gloss paint. My local hardware store had neither so I went with Rustoleum’s Painter’s Touch for both the primer and spray. The color I used was Warm Yellow in a Gloss finish. Having said that, I have very little to no useful spray paint experience to this point. But that’s what the store had & that’s what I went with. I think the results came out great, but you can judge for yourself.
I stenciled everyone’s initials on their own drawer and added hooks to the side. I then plopped that sucker in our entryway to serve as a catch basin for everyone’s winter coats & accessories. No more searching for that particular hat or complaining that she took my — (fill in the blank). However, still searching for a matching pull for drawer “G”….
Thanks for reading! I am off to try out another Pinterest idea.