|Finished Product! My $16 chest.|
Last year when I went to the local County offices to vote, I had a conversation with a man who had a load of old furniture strapped to the back of his truck on the way to the Goodwill. I saw a chest of drawers and liked its lines. I had been looking for something to sit in my entry hall and wanted a painted chest. I talked the guy out of the chest and loaded it in the SUV. Thank goodness I had that vehicle at the time or this post wouldn't be happening.
|Masked off for painting.|
This chest was just an inexpensive, likely late '40's or '50's mass produced three drawer chest. Cobwebbed and scratched, I cleaned it, rubbed it with Old English Scratch Cover and it sat in the foyer for months.
|One coat of white satin finish spray paint.|
Last weekend I decided to work on it. I removed the hardware and drawers, sanded the top and drawer fronts until they were very smooth. I lightly sanded the sides and front of the chest to take paint.
|Another light coat and we are almost done!|
I'd been reading about spray painting furniture and got some satin finish white paint. I used a light Pecan poly and stain combined in one and after three coats of stain and poly on the top and drawer fronts (you can re-coat after only an hour with the fast-drying product) we were done. I let it sit for 48 hours to cure and then, it was done.
|Just about finished ... one more coat!|
Not bad for a few hours work and $16 in supplies! So I decided it's true: you CAN repurpose furniture quite easily. I think next I am going to paint my bed frame and night stands! Stay tuned!
|I stained the drawer fronts next to each other and one right after the other to make sure I got the right amount of stain to be consistent. It worked out well!|