Remember the post I did ages ago about wanting to paint something plum? Well, I finally took the plum plunge, and it wasn’t so scary after all! 🙂 I picked up this little dresser with a gloppy black paint job, but I could see that it was a diamond in the rough. It’s got obvious age to it, with pretty brass keyholes (that had also been painted over) and caster wheels.
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I didn’t need to sand it back down to the wood, but I did need to sand down the gloppy paint job, so I could have a smooth surface to repaint. When I started sanding, all that black came off pretty easily. Whomever painted it didn’t prime over the last paint job, which had been polyurethaned. When the black started coming off, I saw this underneath:
Lovingly painted by someone’s mom before I was even born:
Someone had given it new life for their child in 1978, and here I was about to renew it again. I love that!
Once I sanded the surface nice and smooth, I broke out my perfect plum, Folklore by Behr. Mine was a flat enamel, paint and primer in one. I picked it up at the mistint counter at HD for just $1 for the quart. Gotta love mistints! (I still plan on adding a satin Verathane top coat for added durability and ease of cleaning, but I couldn’t WAIT to share it!!)
I bought a big lot of old Victorian pressed brass pulls that I’ve been selling at The Hob Knobery Etsy shop, and I decided to put together a mix and match assortment of them for an eclectic look. (I still have more of most of these in the shop, so hop on over if you’re interested.) And don’t they look great with the brass keyholes!! Ta da!!!
She’s a classy and sophisticated broad, she is. It was a super fun project. Can’t wait to get her in Livy Lou’s, hopefully later this week. Got another great one for you, probably tomorrow! Bustin’ ‘em out! 🙂
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