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Ever since we sold our coral Craigslist dresser I’ve been secretly on the hunt for a replacement.
Of course, a campaign dresser has always been on my wish-list, but I never in my wildest dreams thought I would find one I could afford. One random day I was searching Craigslist for what, I can’t even remember, and ended up performing my routine searches: “wood dresser” and “old dresser”, lo and behold a 6′ campaign dresser appeared in my search results, for basically free! I got my man’s permission and we ended up picking it up a day later. You wouldn’t believe it, but this giant 6′ dresser completely fit in my Kia Soul! I don’t care what they say about my hamster car, this thing can carry a load.
Go ahead and laugh at me now, but I forgot to take a proper ‘before’ photo. #DIYerfail.
I knew I wanted to paint the dresser glossy white, but was hesitant to use a paint brush with a high gloss paint. I’ve wanted to purchase the Critter spray gun ever since I read Jenny’s post, and had it sitting in my Amazon shopping cart for quite some time. It was shortly after when Coupons.com reached out to me and made my spray gun dreams come true with their coupon codes!
I got working on the dresser right away. The first thing I did was remove the stupid stump feet that someone had put on it. Then I removed all the hardware. Boy there was a lot of hardware!
I crafted a simple rectangle base out of 2″ x 4″s and wood screws.
Then attached the base to the dresser with L brackets.
The dresser had a few dings, spots with chipped and damaged veneer. I patched these areas with wood filler and sanded smooth once dry.
Once the dresser was all prepped, I finally got to spraying! I didn’t take a picture of the Critter gun in action, but I will agree that this is the best and easiest to use paint sprayer ever. I was able to get that factory finish with just a couple coats of paint.
While the paint was curing, I spent a couple hours polishing the hardware, which was a pain in the rear but completely worth it.
I love how the base turned out! Those stub feet completely clashed with the look and feel of the dresser. Plus, I added about 2 more inches in dresser height.
Let’s bring this post around full circle and point out my Spring trend: white & gold! My home sings Spring with a glossy coat of white paint, a gallery wall of gold mirrors and frames, all married with bright artwork and photographs of our travels. I know my Spring trend isn’t all ‘radiant orchid’ or anything, but it’s classic and represents me.
I still can’t believe I scored this dresser. Thanks to Coupons.com I was able to complete this dresser makeover in no time! I probably would have taken at least a couple more months before pulling the trigger and buying myself a paint sprayer. I’ll probably spray paint everything from now on, and avoid using a brush as much as possible. That smooth factory finish is like crack 😛
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Check out the 14 other blogger’s projects by clicking on the links at the end of this post
- Bliss At Home
- Cuckoo 4 Design
- Dimples & Tangles
- Dwellings by Devore
- A Home full of Color
- Lacquer & Linen
- Primitive & Proper
- Retro Ranch Renovation
- Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
- The Chronicles of Home
- The Makerista
- The Thriftress
- The White Buffalo Styling Co.
- This, That, & Life