The project list has slowed down for a bit since I’ve had a stack of grading calling my name for the past few days. I love my students to pieces, but I think I’m just as ready for summer as they are. T minus 3 and a half months? Oy.
I did manage to squeeze in one little update the other day that had been bugging me for weeks by refinishing our master dresser hardware. Not a bad little facelift for a half leftover can of paint, huh? This cost me all of $2 in paint, if that, and it would have gone to waste had I not done something with it anyway.
Upon moving into the new house, I was convinced that I would DIY everything. And then reality hit. After a week of having nowhere to put our clothes, my mother stumbled across this cute little chalk painted dresser for sale at a local consignment shop. I loved the color, but the hardware needed some work.
All it took was 4 little steps:
Here’s the original brass-have-seen-better-days dresser handles.
They’re just…meh. That’s the only word for them really.
First thing, strip those bad boys off!
Give them a quick prime coat. Here’s my always go-to primer. This stuff is magical!
I spray in short bursts on each individual one to make sure the coat is even and there are no “puddles” of primer.
After the primer dries, give them a dose of this stuff: Valspar Metallic (looks like brushed nickel)
Dry, screw back on, and presto, change-o!
I found a home for the lamps I revamped from this post, and I photoshopped in the paint color we’re thinking of using for our master bedroom. It’s not perfect, but it gives me a pretty good idea of what it will look like.
Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray
That wall is still looking really naked, but I plan on putting a big mirror between the two lamps eventually, something with an interesting shape and flanked by some black and white prints. I have my eye on a few mirrors already. I might even get the itch to DIY one.
OR attempt this DIY Pottery Barn Look-a-likes:
Which one do you think will look the best? I’m stuck. :-/