Here you can see my board called "everything gets painted" - and here is what I have been dying to do every since I pinned it:
Here's what I started out with:
|Luckily, I didn't have to sand this piece.|
|But I did use my Norwex dusting mitt to remove|
all the dust prior to priming.
Then I taped everything off (which I feel is important if you're going to be doing any type of painting - nothing ruins a good paint job like splatters and drips):
|This was probably the trickiest part....|
Then I got to working:
|Oooo pretty pretty|
|Yes, I did spill some pink paint in the process.|
Make sure you close the container before shaking.
I primed everything white to begin with. I used spray primer from Sherwin Williams but I should have used a roller for the primer. This was a really old dresser that had recently been sanded down so the spray did not give me the finish I was hoping for. I used a foam roller for the entire dresser after that. The white took me a few more coats than I would have liked, but sometimes that happens. The finish of a paint job is determined by the prep work and because my prep wasn't exactly as I would have liked, it took me a few tries to get the finished product to get to my standards.
I gave it a few coats of water-based poly to protect it from what is sure to be years of use and ended with a little something like this:
|All ready for baby!|
I used sample paints from Sherwin Williams - they sells quart samples for around $6, which is a great deal considering you only get a few ounces at other stores for around the same price.
Now, if I can just get to moving on the other 112 pins I have on the "projects to complete" board and 61 pins on the "projects for friends" board...