Thursday, March 24, 2011

Furniture Redo

This wicker basket dresser has been with us for almost seven years. It started out life as baby dresser/changing table. Come to think of it, I should do a post on how to make your own changing table out of a dresser. But that is not what this post is about. 

We used this for both boys until their clothes were too big to fit. I used it a short time while in between dressers, it made a brief stint as kitchen storage, and now it holds school papers and mailing supplies and has the mail organizers on top.

Actually, it is the drop zone where junk piles up. Sigh.

So, the color wasn't working for me. It was fine In the beginning... (it's hard to say that phrase normal and not all Charlton Heston-y, don't you think.) But now I'm over the mid-tone wood.
I was going to do a whole tutorial post, but seriously, it's spray paint. I don't think you need during pics. I took the basket drawers out and sanded. Then grabbed some handy-dandy black satin spray paint (I started with Krylon Satin Black, but then ran out and finished with Rustoleum Canyon Black), and sprayed light even coats. Lots of them. My hand still feels kind of crampy today.

So, what do you think? I love the black. It makes the wicker color look richer. I could have gone white, but I have little kids. For realz, they mess up white stuff. And, I already have black accents, so this was the best choice for us.

I wonder if I should paint the wood brace that goes around the wicker basket. I think I would like that, but the leather handles cannot come off, so that will be tedious work with a small paint brush and paint. So, we'll see.

Linking to:
Fingerprints on the Fridge

Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. Wowzie! What a great transformation. I think I would leave the handles alone if you can't take the leather straps off, because you wouldn't want to mess them up. It looks great as is.


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