This is totally not quilting related except that I’m going to use this dresser in my studio…I purchased this solid wood dresser and I don’t want to refinish it. I want to paint it, all cool and funky.
I loved the look of it as soon as I saw it and then when it turned out to be solid wood, not particle board and veneer, I just had to have it.
It has all these drawers in it, not just shelves. Even a divided drawer on top.
Now comes the new adventure part! I’ve painted walls…and walls…and walls, but I’ve almost never painted furniture. Remember the cool carved furniture I loved at that Mexican restaurant?
That colorful feeling is what I would like to end up with on this dresser. But what’s the best way to achieve that?
I know that the first step is to clean and prime. It’s not rough or dinged up, so I shouldn’t need to sand or repair anything. Or does everything wood have to be sanded first? I need to figure this out because I have cabinets inside the house that I want to paint also!
After the primer, I want a white or light background and then I want to play with my stencils and bright colors. I’m assuming the final coats will be polyacrylic or polyurethane to give it a nice finish, but should I start with a gloss finish paint for that background?
I’m looking for any advice you have to give. I’m eager to get it done, but I don’t want to mess it up and have to start over. On the other hand, it’s only paint…