As you know, we are remodeling our bedroom… the “oak” colored dresser where nice for the last 10 years, but with our Bedroom makeover they just didn’t fit the part anymore. I had choices, either trash them and buy a new bedroom set or figure out how to make them over to fit the room.
There was nothing wrong with the dresser set, well, a few nicks and knacks… but nothing major and I kind of liked the set; hated to see it go and hated to toss it into the trash. I started to Google and Pinterest for some ideas.
To my surprise I found some tutorials n how to paint your dresser; I was actually a bit skeptical ( if you are a loyal reader, you know I’m pretty much skeptical of EVERYTHING if it’s worth to talk about it afterwards, you know it will make it into the blog.. otherwise I wasn’t too impressed with the product or outcome…well since we are here… guess what)….
I decided I can paint the dressers, I know I can do that… a little worried, because back in the day anytime I painted something it looked like …Well a very bad paint job… but on the other hand, I had nothing to loose. If it wouldn’t work or turn out the way I want it to, I can still give it away and move on with choice number two.. buy a new set… right?
My dresser was mostly particleboard ( well, I call it cardboard..lol) and had some kind of laminate finish that looked like wood on it. I’m not a fan of sanding or prepping so I was super excited when I found a can of “Cover Stain –Primer” it is for Laminate and all kind of surfaces, however you don’t have to sand it down!! LOVE it… the can was I think $19 at Lowes but is a gallon and will last forever!!
this stuff is amazing….. I put 2 coats of the Cover Stain Primer on my dresser and waited for it to dry; I believe the back of the Primer stated 4 hours maybe it was 2.. But we are in Florida, I had the dresser on the back porch in the sun, so within 30 minutes or so I was able to add the 2nd coat…..
Once my primer was all dried I added a few coats of my paint of choice; Antique White would be fine for my bedroom. I did the same steps on the second dresser as well as on the mirror….. check out what a difference the freshly painted dresser looks in my finished remodeled bedroom….
Doesn’t it look amazing??? I’m totally surprised on how simple it was to paint the entire dresser set and I had no prep time at all. I really loved the Primer, it will not peel off my paint on the dresser at all!! it looks great….. Check out how the “new” dresser matches the room… I did add some new Hardware to pep it up a bit; I found all the Hardware at Hobby Lobby on their 50% sale; so the entire re-paint project including the hardware was … ohhh less then $20 since I had the white paint and the primer from prior projects and all I had to buy was the hardware…. Well.. that sure was worth a try and I saved a bundle by not replacing my bedroom furniture’s…WHOHOOOO
If you are in the mood to change up your bedroom, dinning room or any kind of room with a piece of furniture you like but won’t match your new color scheme, consider painting it.. it really will work and will look amazing with very little effort and money!!!!