Hi guys, thanks for dropping by! Today, I’m sharing this 90’s dresser makeover and how to paint laminate furniture WITHOUT SANDING.
But first, have you ever bought something because the price was right, …brought it home and had buyers remorse?
I found this dresser (which also includes a matching nightstand) on Craigslist for twenty dollars. Yes – $20 bucks! It’s laminate but very well built with an interesting skirt detail. The wrought iron legs are what initially attracted me… and then turned me off. Every time I looked at it in my inventory, it looked more and more 90’s to me. Specifically, I think it was the rope detail.
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Last week I posted it on Facebook and asked you if I should leave the legs and skirt as-is OR swap them for wood legs. ALL of you chimed in saying leave the wrought iron. I’m so glad I took your advice. Now that it’s painted and restyled, it’s a beautiful and interesting piece.
Before I show you more ‘fancy’ after pics, I want to share the issue I had painting this dresser. It’s laminate so it has a glossy/slick surface that the chalk-mineral paint wasn’t sticking to. Even after 24 hours, it was still scratching off with my nail.
A while back, Dixie Belle had sent me their Slick Stick bonding primer to try. Thank you, DB! I’ve seen other bloggers use it on ceramic tile and glass, so I gave it a go on this laminate.
Guys, this stuff is amazing. It’s easy to apply and clean up, sticks like nobody’s business and doesn’t stink up my workspace like my go-to shellac based primer. And the best part – NO SANDING required!
Here’s the finished makeover. What do you think?
I used my layering and dry brush painting techniques to get this boho mottled coloring and pattern. With the layers of color and brushing technique, it looks very textured, but when you rub your hand over this dresser, the finish is super smooth.
So thanks again to all of you who chimed in on FB and a big thanks to Dixie Belle… another amazing product guys. 🙂
IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO PAINT LAMINATE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Happy painting and have an inspiring day!