DIY: Gray White Washed Dresser

9 Feb

From drab to fab in just one day!

My oldy moldy piece of green nastiness dresser went from FUGLY…

…to FABULOUS with just a few coats of paint and some crystal knobs.

All I had to do was:

1. Prime — with white paint (you should give it a light sand and then wipe the sheddings off after each round)

2. Paint — with gray paint. Give it 2-3 good, solid coats.

3. Paint — with a thin, scratchy layer of white paint with a coarse brush. Just lightly brush this on and use a rag to rub off excess paint of one area gets too much.

4. Sand — make sure to get the edges to create a quasi-distressed look atop the white washed look.

5. Add crystal knobs (from Home Depot) — if you’re in Houston try Bering’s for the best selection of crystal and colorful knobs.

After I let it sit out and dry for a couple of days, I placed it in my closet with a coordinating “crystal” lamp and I store all of my running shorts, bathing suits, and underwear in there!

I’m obsessed, aren’t you?

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3 Responses to “DIY: Gray White Washed Dresser”

  1. Penny February 9, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    I love this!

  2. Dad February 9, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    You’re spending more time and money at Home Depot than I am! Love the look!!

  3. Spencer February 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    I randomly found your blog one snowy day and am obsessed with all your great posts! I am thinking about redoing my nightstand like your dresser but have NEVER done something like this before? how hard do I need to sand the nightstand and is any kind of primer good to use? I am so excited to start my first project! AMAZING BLOG!

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