Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on the dresser,
your kind words, encouragement and helpful opinions keep me going during
the tedious parts of the projects!
Here's the scoop in my usual tutorial format:
Products, Price, Prep, Procedure, Problems
The top of the dresser is laminate, which I hadn't ever painted before,
I followed this tutorial.
Zinnser Cover Stain Primer
Elmer's Wood Filler
Benjamin Moore Advance Paint - High Gloss
matched to Behr Precious Emerald
Purdy Paint Brush
Sandpaper - 100 grit, 320 grit
Ikea Hardware - Metrik
Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint - Brass
Dresser - FREE :)
Zinnser Stain Cover Quart (used about 1/2 can) - $9
Benjamin Moore Advance Paint Quart - $20
Ikea Hardware 9 pkgs. of 2 - $63
Rustoleum Metallic Paint - $5
Total - $97
Rough up the laminate top and the rest of the dresser with 100 grit sandpaper,
it doesn't have to be sanded well, just take the sheen off. Repair any damaged areas
with wood filler and sand smooth. Wipe clean and dry.
Prime furniture with Zinnser Stain Cover - 1 coat
Sand with 320 grit sandpaper, wipe clean and dry.
Applied 3 coats paint with Purdy brush, sand lightly with 320 grit sandpaper,
(wiping clean and drying after each sanding) between coats to get a smooth surface.
I used Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint in Brass for a gold finish before attaching.
A small amount of Loctite Super Glue Gel secured them to the dresser well.
The dresser was about 4" shorter than I wanted for the dining room buffet. I added
very simple legs from 2 x 2's I had cut to size at Home Depot, I only needed about 32"
total and found a piece in the scrap bin for 50 cents! I sanded, primed and spray
painted them. I turned the dresser over and attached the legs with wood glue.
The only problem was the original color, Benjamin Moore's Lawn Green was brighter
than I anticipated, and I decided to darken it a bit after applying the first coat.
The Benjamin Moore Paint store employees did a great job tweaking it for me to get a
perfect match to Behr's Precious Emerald. I should have bought a couple of the
sample pots - it would have saved me the time to coat the entire piece including all of the
drawers....I learned my lesson!
The dining room still has a couple more projects I need to finish before I can
officially call it done, but for now I'm ready to move on to a new space....
still to be determined!