If you'll remember this was the dresser I put a bid on last Friday -
With this wonderful slab of granite on top
Which turned out to be not so wonderful pretty damaged laminate :(
John went and picked it up on Friday - you know by now that even when he says NO he always picks the pieces up anyway, right?
As soon as he got it home I set to work painting black ( just used craft paint for it ) into all the crevices of those gorgeous details
John says - Well you've ruined it now - all the details are hidden
Suzan says - Ya think?
John says - I don't understand you. At all. You bought the piece for the details and
Suzan interrupts - Isn't there a hockey game or something on?
Now there's a reason I do this - I know that Dark wax looks great in all those crevices - it worked perfectly with this dresser for instance ( you can see that makeover HERE )
But sometimes when I'm painting something Pure White - I prefer black in the crevices instead of the brown from dark wax - and honestly?
It's much easier to just slap black paint all over it lol
This is the look I was going for - although this is only one coat of white - you can still get the " picture "
Next I did all the perimeter's of the drawers
John walks by to take Soda out for a walk -
John says - Not that you'll take my advise - but if your painting that dresser white - the black edging will be too stark
Suzan says Well - you got something right there
John says - Well I DON'T believe it - you finally agree with me -
Suzan says - No - you're right that I'm not going to take your advise..............
Sheesh - leave me alone already.....................( I guess there's no hockey game on tonight )
Here it is after the 2nd coat
I painted the laminate top surface with ASCP Graphite - keep in mind this paint will cover any surface so yes even a counter top material is fine.
See those boxes behind the dresser?
I tried to hide them from view for the photos and then forgot they were there.
See that horrible attempt at staging the dresser?
All my tchotchke's have been long packed away - this is what happens when you paint furniture 12 days
I haven't waxed this piece yet because - well - I didn't feel like it LOL - and I know I should have before I showed it to you because the wax makes all the difference - but.....................I'm just too tired!
I'm thinking a slab of white marble could turn this into a pretty cool kitchen island actually - and if that's the case then these drawers pulls would work much better for the lower drawers
But for now - for all intents and purposes - let's just call it a dresser
( and while we're at it - let's just call it done )
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