I love easy projects especially when I can do it on the cheap! There’s also nothing like putting your stylistic stamp on a piece of furniture to make your home more you. I thought it would be fun for our DIYers to “dog-ear” this how-to blog and save it for this coming weekend’s answer to your “what-am-I-doing-to-do-today” project. To get you started, I’ve included three DiggersList finds you can pick up, dust off, then transform into a fantastic dresser using shelterpop.com‘s fun article called:
A One-Coat Transformation
by Laura Fenton, Posted Aug 9th 2010 8:42AM
A ho-hum chest of drawers becomes a stunning piece with a quick paint makeover.
As soon as we laid eyes on decorative painter Annie Sloan’s new book Quick and Easy Paint Transformations, we had visions of repainting our furniture — all of it! The book is filled with inspiration for home makeovers that anyone who’s handy with a paintbrush can pull off. The look and feel of most of the projects falls on the country side of the spectrum, but the techniques could easily be translated to more modern interiors as well.
While Quick and Easy Paint Transformations is billed as a collection of 50 projects, Sloan’s book can be used as a general resource for all types of painting techniques including textured surfaces, printing effects and decoupage. Here’s one of our favorite projects from the book: A stunning dresser makeover.
Sloan suggests the following materials for a similar makeover:
• Medium-grit sandpaper
• 3-inch flat paintbrushes for applying paint
• Tin of clear wax
• 1-inch brush or cloth for applying wax
• Cloth for removing excess wax and polishing
• Glass handles
For the complete how-to, read more: “A One-Coat Transformation” – Shelterpop.
Now, to do this project yourself, here are a few DiggersList Finds:
DiggersList find: American 1880’s Dresser. Price: $98 OBO.
DiggersList find: Three-drawer dresser. Price: $150.
Vintage dresser. Price: $50.
Click in to your DiggersList.com city and search “dresser” for more finds near you!