By the way, I'm fully convinced that the only reason Bill picked it up at the store and helped me move it into the house was because it was my birthday. Love that man!
Priming and painting the dresser wasn't as bad as I expected. I sanded all of the surfaces first with the palm sander and then rolled on the primer with one of those 6 inch foam rollers. After letting the primer soak in for a day, I got to painting. Bill suggested I paint it a really, really, really pale gray. Initially I wanted to paint it white, but the floors in the kitchen are orangey-tan and off-white tiles so the white paint really would not match. So I picked up a half gallon of pale gray paint and got to work.
It ended up taking 3 coats of paint. I probably could have stopped at two coats, but I figured I was better safe than sorry. She's been living in our kitchen for about 6 months now and I can't imagine the space without her. Ha - I'm talking like the dresser is an animate object. Isn't she pretty though?
sister's bridal shower. Plus, I get to decorate it... always a bonus :)
I'm starting to think about painting the top, either a different color or with a pattern/stencil. Any thoughts on that? I don't want it to be super busy, but I'd love to add a little more interest to it.
Ok, I want to hear about other thrift store finds. I was pretty amazed by this $10 find and snatched it up before someone else got the chance. What great finds have you found at the Salvation Army or Goodwill? Please share!
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