So here’s a not so great shot of one of the dressers before. Pretty standard pine stuff. It has served us well and I just wanted to change up the color and hardware.There were matching wooden knobs before too.
My first thought was to paint them white or cream, but the look my husband gave me said it all. Too girly for him. We settled on dark brown. Now please don’t gasp here……I used spray paint for the entire project! (Rustoleum, Satin Espresso) I know, I know. I should have used one of the countless methods that I found all over bloggy world. Truth be told, I was impatient and this was my first BIG project so I just went with it.
Our bedroom is really REALLY large and the darker furniture made it feel a lot more cozy. It was also an instant update getting rid of the knotty texture. The knobs were a steal at Target and also refreshed the look of the pieces.
Regrets? A few. First of all, beware the term “satin”. The can says “satin”, but it is a little more shiny than I wanted. The only time the shine really bugs me is when its totally sunny during the day and I’m not in there much at that time anyway. The shine lets you see the unevenness in certain spots from the spray paint.
That leads to my other regret. Uneven finish. In the future, when painting larger pieces, I plan on trying this technique that I came across after I painted my own dressers over at The Frugal Girl. I just love the way her furniture turned out. Time consuming, but possibly worth it.
For smaller pieces, I have used Kimba’s technique and it works perfectly. I spray painted a full length framed mirror on a wooden stand with flat black and LOVED the results.
For the little amount of time I spent on this project (and money for that matter), I am pretty pleased overall. The color really warms the space and makes us feel like we got something brand new. I actually updated our entire bedroom and I’m excited to post more on that soon!
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