i’ve decided to tackle the task of painting our guest room furniture. in our guest room we have a matching antique chest, dressing table and bed. they were handed down to us from my grandmother after she moved in with my dad. i had always loved her guest bedroom furniture set so i was really happy to be able to use it in our guest room. the finish on it was pretty scratched up and wasn’t in the best condition. i was hesitant to refinish it because i had refinished an old bed a few years back and it was a long and very messy process. after a year of looking at the scratched up finish i finally decided i would antique them instead. here are the before pictures of the dresser and chest. i decided not to refinish the bed because it was in better condition than the other pieces and because i also had no extra room to store the mattress while i would be doing the painting.
today i started the painting process. i was able to get everything primed. it took forever due to the amount of drawers. count them…there’s 13! i used my favorite oil-based primer to prime them, zinsser oil-based primer. it’s a great primer. it dries in about 45 minutes and best of all it bonds to everything so well that you don’t even have to sand beforehand.
after priming everything our guest room looks like a sea of drawers. tomorrow should go much more quickly because i’m using latex paint for the next step.
stay tuned to see how it turns out.