Thursday, May 24, 2012

My 1st furniture painting adventure

After many months of looking for the perfect nightstand (and not finding it and hating what I had as nightstand...) I decided to get some inspiration from so many DYIs on the internet and rack an Ikea RAST drawer chest. I pinned things like this and this, but decided to keep it simple since I had never painted any piece of furniture before. So here are the before and after:


It's not a huge change, but I'm happy with it. I have now more storage, my table lamp is in a good hight for reading and I got rid of the weird old nightstand.

To paint it, I used an oil-based primer, a latex paint with a semi-gloss finish and a water-based polycrylic. I also bought some cute knobs at Hobby Lobby for $3.99, and this is the end result. Here is a closer picture:


Pretty good for a first timer, isn't it? ;)

All pictures by SCAVENGENIUS


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9 comments:

  1. I think your first painting job turned out perfect! I also love your bedframe - it looks fabulous!

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  2. This is gorgeous! I love small scale furniture and love this little chest of drawers. Great job.

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  3. Love that little touch of green on the dresser! It turned out beautifully!!

    Jen

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  4. Perfect idea to have a small chest for storage~my night table looks like things are falling out :) Great job!

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  5. Who wouldn't want to sleep in this room?! Great project - fabulous outcome!

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