Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dresser Project: Part 2

After searching the blogosphere high and low the past year, I have seen so many different paint treatments.  Some very involved, and some very simple.  I have realized that there is not a real right or wrong way.

I have never heard of liquid sander until this week.   So I went to Lowe's and bought some.  I followed the directions, and finished in no time.

 I used a 220 grit sandpaper, too, on a couple of areas.  Feeling pretty proud of myself, I come inside, and decide to google the liquid sander for giggles.  I am an information junkie, and like to read reviews.  Well guess what.  You get better results if you paint within 1 hour of applying the liquid sander!  Did I mention I 'sanded' at 11pm??  I thought I was doing good...getting one step out of the way before in the morning.  But that is just my luck.

Much to my husband's dismay, I know how to paint furniture.  And I love to paint furniture.  But he does not prefer painted furniture.   But I guess I am always searching for a new, easier way, to give a facelift, without all the chaos that comes with it.  My attention span is minimal, and I ususally lose focus, and end up doing a shotty job.

But I love the treatment Jenny used at Anything Pretty.  My honey-glazed cabinets are definitely on my to-do list.  But I knew I could use this treatment on the dresser, too.

I bought some Valspar Clear Glaze, and I already had some Rustoleum Semi-gloss black from another project.

I used a 4:1 ratio.  4 parts glaze, 1 part paint.  Or was it 3:1??  Oh well..

At first, the munchkins were under my feet.  Thank goodness M found a leftover christmas present in the garage that kept them occupied until G'mother & G'daddy picked them up and took them to the park!  Thanks mom & dad!!

Just as a reminder:
Here are some before pics...

After the first coat went on, I have to admit I was a bit worried b/c it was so thin.  But I did like how the brown showed through.

Here are pics after the 1st coat.

And here are pics after the 2nd coat...

Stay tuned for the reveal...after a coat of poly!


  1. I LOVE it already. It looks awesome!

  2. this looks great! love that you are posting as you go! can't wait to see the finished product

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