Well “gone wild” is a bit of an exaggeration. I mean the paint colors “Almond Brittle” and “Borough Brown” don’t exactly scream wild, risky or anything but plain and safe. However, for a girl who was raised on the fact that you stain wood and NEVER paint wood, this project was a little “wild” for me.
I had this dresser in my bedroom when I was a little girl and all through high school (Mom – do you have any pics of this in my old teal sponge painted bedroom? I would love a copy if you do!). When we purchased our cabin last year, I refused to spend a ton of money on filling it up with furniture. Free, cheep and creative were the name of the game. So when my parents let me have my childhood dresser, I was thrilled! It sat in our cabin bedroom for the last year begging for a face lift. While I can be impulsive with some things, decorating my home is not one of them. I like to make the right decisions on where my money goes because I know I can’t keep buying new things all the time.
I finally determined a sanding and fresh coat of paint was the way to go. I still had all the original hardware so used that to help maintain some integrity of the piece. It only took me one day to sand and re-paint the dresser. How did it turn out? I’m OBSESSED with it. And to my friends, NO, I didn’t spray paint it. I used an actually roller and real paint. Below are before and after pics, let me know what you think!