I’m so excited to share with you this simple before and after furniture transformation. It turned out so cool and so much better than I expected. I found this piece at a local thrift store and when I saw it, I walked up to it and walked away. Walked up to it. Walked Away. Walked up to it. Walked Away. Are you catching on here?
It just wasn’t my style. I usually gravitate towards more feminine pieces of furniture and this was definitely a masculine piece. I didn’t have an immediate vision for it. Here are a few before pics. Of course, I forgot to get one before I took the drawers out. If you are instead considering to buy new furniture, here are the Top 5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing Furniture Online.
Can you tell what a behemoth this thing is?
I have a four lettered word for this. UGLY. It is so dark and heavy.
I knew that a light color like white or gray was not right for this piece so I had a can of General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint that I had not used yet. It’s not a true milk paint but a high tech acrylic paint. A tested a little of the paint on the drawer and I knew I had a winner. And let me tell you I am now a huge fan of this paint. It went on so smoothly. No prep work, 2 coats and I didn’t have to sand it smooth. It self leveled soooooo nicely. I almost didn’t wax it because I liked the sheen so much. But I was afraid to not protect it in some way. But when I buffed it, it was just as good.
Here is the after…….
I used the original hardware but I spray painted it with Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Spray Paint in Pure Gold.
I love how modern and clean this turned out. It’s totally Chic California Style!
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