I picked up this dresser four or so years ago at a garage sale and it sat in my old room for all those years even while my sister lived there. After my sister moved out and I got it back I realized how unattractive I found it. After about three months of going back and forth between donating & fixing it up me and Jordan went out and bought some spray paint to give this old piece a much needed face lift.
The first challenge we came across was the shiny faux wood surface. Although the lady at the store told us we could skip a base coat the internet said otherwise. So to stay on the safe side I gave it a quick coat of white primer first. Our second challenge was the handles. My original intention was to remove them & paint them a. white b. lavender or c. pink (that idea was a work in progress.) Unfortunately the handles turned out to be a permanent fixture to the dresser so I ended up just primining and painting them the same color.
What I used:
1 can of Krylon White Paint & Primer
2 cans of Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze
1 can Krylon Matte Finish (Have not used)
I LOVE the way it turned out. It's so bright & I think it will be a fun addition to my room at school this year! The next thing I need to do is give it a coat of matte finish (I wanted to give it a few days to fully dry)
If you've never spray painted furniture I really recommend it! It's tons of fun!