Kitchen Furniture Before and In between
I was a busy gal this weekend. I finally pulled the chest of drawers that was left here when we moved in, out of the basement. I had a little help with that part. But the rest was all me. I primed and painted my little heart out. Let me remind you what the dresser looked like before.Pretty sad looking. But the lines are great and once the mirror was removed it was looking much less bedroom and much more kitchen to me. This little beauty has a tall order ahead, it is going to solve many storage issues and acts as a grounder for the floating upper cabinets we have going on. Do you think she can handle it? I do. We plopped it under the cabinets in the kitchen just to make sure we had enough room to walk through that area – it’s a fairly heavy traffic area, as it leads to the back staircase. Plenty of space. Good to go.Once we moved the dresser out to one of our many unoccupied and half torn up bedrooms I got to priming. Yep, you read that right. I didn’t do any sanding on this piece. I wiped it down with a rag and hot water, removed the hardware and started priming. I’m a rebel. Not really. I’m lazy is probably a more accurate statement. Here is what she looked like after one coat of primer – which was actually a white furniture paint by Debbie Travis (leftover from a previous project in our rental) that said it could be used as a primer. Read our header. We’re broke. That’s the truth. So we’re working with what we’ve got here. And after I read online that drywall primer is not the same as furniture primer I had to improvise. You learn something new everyday.I took a minute to hit any “problem areas” with a second coat of primer. There were a few surfaces scratches that weren’t very deep so a second coat did the trick in hiding them. Much. Faster. Than. Sanding. Am I right?Once the “primer” was dry the fun began. I have to say, I love the colour I picked for this piece. Mountain Smoke by Valspar is a gorgeous grey. I had it mixed in a high gloss finish by Behr. Wonderful paint. It was easy to apply and the finish is beautiful. I’m so glad that the guy at Home Depot talked me in to this one. I was originally looking at a high gloss by Martha Stewart and was advised against it. Any body have any insight there? I was told it wasn’t good paint. Have you used it? Do you agree? Disagree?And here it is the next morning after a second coat. I was originally planning of changing the hardware but then I saw a post over on Bower Power, where Katie just sprayed her original hardware with ORB and it looked amazing. So that’s my plan. I haven’t started on that part yet. So yes, I’m leaving you with a reveal of the in between stage.I’m also trying to decide what I should do with the inside of the drawers and the sides you see when the drawers are pulled out. I’m thinking a fun stencil might be cute. Don’t worry though, I’m moving this in to the kitchen and setting it up with or without hardware tonight. So I’ll be back tomorrow with a picture of it all set up and styled in the kitchen. It won’t be a true after until the hardware is back in place but this is real life and things happen in stages. One step at a time. One foot in front of the other and it will all get done. Eventually.