It's time for another round of #ItsSoUglyItsCool hosted by Domicile 37. The last Tuesday of every month a few of us bloggers get together and share our latest finds and how we can incorporate the overlooked not so cute items in our homes. I love taking unloved pieces, giving them a makeover and transforming them in a way that fits my style. It's a great way to get the look that you want for a lot less!
I found this dresser and it was a match made in heaven for me. I had been looking everywhere for a piece that was french provincial looking for my new home and this hit the nail on the head. One of my best scores yet! I'm going to show you how I easily transformed this nasty beast into a lady.
When I found this dresser last year, it had a ton of gooey spots on the top. It was dirty and nasty and needed a really good cleaning before I could even sand it. It was almost like a thick tar in many places.
I took out my trusted Krud Kutter, sprayed it on, waited a little bit and then went to town scraping it off with a putty knife. This stuff was life changing for me. It gets dried paint off of floors too! Even concrete and slate tile! Magical I tell you!
After I got all of the goo off which took me a few hours, it was time to sand. I sanded the top, sides and any place that I could fit the mouse sander on without messing with the details.
After all the sanding was finished, I wiped it down with a cloth and started spraying the drawers with primer first, then I moved onto the entire dresser. It took a few cans of primer. At least 3 I believe. After that was done drying, I painted it with about 4 cans of Churchill Vanilla by Valspar. It is a very creamy off white. Think vanilla and not whipped cream white. The picture doesn't really show how vanilla it is.
*This photo is with primer...
Now I just need to take some pictures on my camera, add them to this post and order some knobs from D.Lawless Hardware to fill in the empty hardware holes.
You can head on over to the other bloggers and check out how they made some ugly things into something cool!