I think painting furniture is like soothing paint therapy after the everlasting torture of painting wood walls. It’s actually enjoyable, and doesn’t leave me despising the very site of a paint brush. As I mentioned before, I was hoping to find a dresser to put in the guest room for extra storage. I also told you that it must be painted green. So, here’s the dresser…
…and ummm, it’s not green.
See, here’s the thing, I just couldn’t decide on a shade of green that would “fit” that room. Frog green, too bright…olive green, too drab…mint green, not vibrant enough….and so on and so forth. In the end, I mixed up some of my own paint with green and blue. It’s a shade or two darker than the color I used on my new desk. It actually does look green depending on the light. It’s like a teal color. It looks way more blue in these pictures than it does in real life. The first picture shows the color the most accurately. At any rate, it goes with the room, and I like it.
I used black glaze to bring out the details. I just love curvy furniture. I already have several pieces that are this style, so it fits right in around here.
I used regular latex paint, a brush and a mini roller. I did sand it before I painted, because the surface was pretty slick.
The cost was right in my price range too…I sold an appliance I didn’t need on Craigslist for $45…the dresser was $50….so total cost to me was $5. I think that’s fairly reasonable, don’t you? I just realized I have a lot of blue(ish) pieces of furniture now…I guess my subconscious self must like blue better than I though I did!
Proverbs 16:20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
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