Remember when I got this highboy from Arneda's Thrift and Gift for $95! Probably not...considering its taken me an eternity to finish! Getting big hunks of furniture painted with 2 toddlers running around gets complicated!
Here is the before taken in the thrift shop. It's hard to tell but it was pretty beat up. (and I'm kind of loving the lamp next to it...why didn't I pick that up when I was there!!!)
And here is the after!
My first inclination was to do something bold and go blue but when we got the piece in the livingroom I was kind of loving the brownish gray color. I decided to freshen it up with a deeper gray paint (Behr Trail Print in Flat Enamel) .
I wanted to add a little something unique to the peice so I searched for the perfect pulls and think I found them. I scuffed them up with some steel wool then sprayed them with primer and paint. I was inspired to use yellow by Cassie from Hi Sugarplum and her amazing highboy she re-did for her little girls room. Can you even stand how fabulous that is? If you don't follow her blog you need to! She is hilarious and my newest blog crush!
Here are my pulls before:
These were my other supplies:
Behr Premium Paint Plus Primer (Color: Trail Print). I just sanded then wiped clean and painted since it was paint and primer in one. No need to prime first.
Wipe on Poly. I used this for the first time over the finished paint job and I AM IN LOVE! It was so simple. You just pour some on a lint free cloth and wipe your piece. No brush marks, Hooray! (Thanks to Kate at Centsational Girl...another blog crush...for the tip!) Since my kids will be stashing their toys in the bottom drawers poly was essential to keep it looking good. They have a tendency to smoosh food and crash toys into my furniture!
Krylon Spray Paint (color: sun yellow) for the drawer pulls. Great thing about these are they were so cheap if I get sick of the color I can swap them out for something new.
Not pictured is a roller paint brush and regular paint brush for the spots I couldn't roll.
Also not pictured primer spray paint for the pulls
One last look:
I think I scare my husband. He will find me in the living room just looking at it. It's like having a new baby in the house...I just sit and stare!
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