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What a whirlwind of a week it has been.
But I’m here to finally share the makeover on this modern gray dresser. After listing it
for sale, I’ve had a ton of questions come in about it, so here we go with all the details!
These vintage modern dressers are just the best.
They are sooo sturdy, so well built and those sleek modern lines are perfect for soo many different decor styles! Modern, vintage, eclectic farmhouse, or boho! I love that soo many decor trends are being mixed and there is almost no wrong way to mix decor trends anymore.
This dresser started out as the typical furniture find on marketplace. It was beat up, cosmetically damaged and basically left to fall apart, until the owner decided to list it for sale to “get rid of it”. But a fairly quick and easy process has made it fresh and new, ready to be the showstopper piece in any room.
I prepped it how I always do, and made sure to fill the large gouge on the top with bondo (more about how to do that here.)
Since I sanded down the top to some bare wood where the large gouge was, I primed the whole top to seal in the wood grain and prevent any bleed through. This stuff is GOLD if you are having a hard time with bleed through! Plus I can use it indoors unlike shellac that smells sooooo bad and sooo strong! Because it’s white, I made sure to not get any of the edges where I planned to distress down to the wood. That way none of the white primer would show under the grey paint.
Finally it was time for some paint. I used Sherwin Williams Iron Ore, mixed at my local Home Depot in a flat sheen. When I was ready to paint, I made it into homemade chalk paint with my go to method found here. And then I sprayed the fresh chalk paint with my favorite paint sprayer for a smooth even finish. And as an added bonus, spraying is soo much faster and efficient than brushing on paint by hand. So it’s a win win in my book!
I lightly distressed all the edges and then sealed the paint in with multiple coats of my favorite poly. Just another great reason to love my paint sprayer. It’s so super easy to use and creates a streak free finish, compared to brushing on the poly.
Soo if you’re having problems with your final coat being streaky, you hate brush strokes, or you need a more efficient option than hand painting and waxing to seal your chalk paint, head on over and check out our favorite paint sprayer. It’s soo cheap compared to those big professional sprayers, doesn’t need an air compressor, and it saves me sooo much time and money on every project.
Learn ALL of my tips and tricks on How to Spray Polyurethane here!
Oh, and yeah, chalk paint works great with this sprayer. So does poly, regular latex paint, oil based paints, stain and even milk paint. As long as the paint is thinned down to the right consistency, (click over here to learn how to easily thin your paint, with no guessing if your ratio is correct) basically any paint will work with this sprayer.
The hardware was updated with Rub ‘N Buff, to give it that aged gold finish. This stuff is amazing to quickly update hardware. Just rub it on, and then buff it off. Weird.. that’s what it’s called. ha!
To finish it off I took my Country Chic Hemp Oil to the drawers. I really quickly wiped it on the bottom of the drawers, and then rubbed any excess off after it had a few minutes to soak into the wood. This is such a great tip if your drawers have any scratches. It helps hide the scratches to create a that final fresh new feel to used furniture.Anyways…