I've got a quick and easy
for you today.
Tone on tone color palettes
are so restful.
So what could be a better choice
for a bedroom dresser.
Satin Nickel Cup Pulls
make a nice accent
to the gray and white base.
A big contrast to the before....black and gold.
After sanding the dresser,
I didn't prime at all because
it wouldn't matter if a little of the black
would show through.
I used clear glaze, semi-gloss white paint,
and a charcoal gray that I mixed.
I used an old ragged chip brush
that would show linear movement in the brush stroke.
Dip the end of the brush in the glaze,
then dip one side of the brush in the gray
and one side of the brush in the white
and pull across the wood in a straight
back and forth motion.
I let the first coat dry and then repeated.
You might remember I used the same paint finish
on the bottom of this end table.
I put a poly acrylic sealer on top.
The satin nickel cup pulls are what really finished it off.
I ordered them on ebay for about $1.60 each plus shipping.
So the total cost for the pulls was maybe $20.
But really, it makes such a big difference, it's worth it.
But just when I'm thinking "How easy is this"
then come to find out my screws for the pulls are too long.
So I had to get some shorter ones.
And the holes for the pulls aren't large enough
so I have to drill a bit bigger.
Okay, still a quick transformation.
I never get tired of giving new life to something old and worn.
not a diving board, just fyi.
This was the perfect project for my busy Labor Day weekend.
I had several paint projects going.
It was a juggling act.
Plus I sold art here at the lake
and got to meet several people...
even another lake girl that loves to paint
and make a home...Hi Shellie!
Dumpster Diving with a vision and a paintbrush!
Now that's the DIY blog bond.
I know you all are out there!
And I thank you all for your visits here.
Tuesday: Primitive and Proper
Elizabeth and Co.
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Home Stories A to Z
Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style
Thursday: The Shabby Creek Cottage
Beyond the Picket Fence
House of Hepworths
The 36th Avenue
Friday: Redoux Interiors
At the Picket Fence
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
Saturday: Funky Junk Interiors