I’ve had a good but busy weekend working on the dresser that I got last week. Yesterday I spent a solid 4 hours sanding the body of the dresser down. Whoever painted it before I got it did a terrible job. I was just planning on scuffing up the paint that was already on it so that it would take the new paint that I got. However, nothing ever goes as easy as it’s planned. The white paint just keep flaking and peeling off, so I had no choice to but keep sanding to remove it all (my arms are sore!). It took about 4 hours yesterday which was a mix of using a power sander and elbow grease. I got it to a good stopping point yesterday and then this morning I enlisted J to help me with the rest of it. He power sanded while I manually sanded and together we were able to get it into painting/staining condition. Take a look:
After we got all the sanding dust removed (with the help of a tac cloth and the leaf blower) we got everything ready for paint. I chose an off white color called “Gardenia.” It’s very creamy in person but in these pictures I think that it looks very white, which it doesn’t in person. We applied two coats and parts of it got a 3rd coat to help with even coverage. We stained the top red mahogany – which the first coat is still drying in this picture. Tomorrow we’ll give it a second coat and then either Tuesday or next weekend we’ll poly it. We finished it off with some pretty glass knobs. Here’s the work in progress so far:
So, what do you think? I’m really happy with it, and I can’t wait until it’s fully complete and dry so that I can put it in my dining room.