Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hogar: Dresser Makeover

I took advantage of the long weekend to tackle a dresser makeover. I have a much larger dresser that is in need of refurbishing but for my first project I decided to start with a more manageable piece.

I came across this tutorial  from Love, Pomegranate House on how to paint laminate furniture so I set out to Home Depot ready to make-over my boring K-Mart laminate dresser.

Sanding paper, primer, paint, sealer, brushes and new knobs


I started by lightly sanding the entire dresser, this makes little grooves and creases in the laminate which will make the primer and paint adhere better. 

Next I applied one coat of primer with a bristle brush. 

After the primer had dried, I applied 3 coats of Behr white paint allowing plenty of time for each coat to dry. Once the third coat of paint was dry I applied 2 coats of sealant to give it a smooth finish. 

The last step in the makeover was switching out the old knobs for new glass ones. 


The new look goes great with the rest of the bedroom and I am now feeling confident to refurbish the larger dresser!