So I never really got to the bottom of the photo problem. I'm still not in love with how these pictures came out but I'm tired of trying for perfect! I'm thinking it might have something to do with the gloss finish and reflections and shadows making it look blurry and BLAH-ZAY! But......
Remember my before (the one on the right):
Love of Jesus Thrift: $55
And here is the after photo I wish was a little crisper!!
Pardon the un-staged dresser top! Just threw my jewelry
mess holder and some books up there! Not sure what I'm going to put there yet! And the cable box...UGH! Not cute...but keepin' it real people!
I used this spray paint that I got from Home Depot:
Color: Night Tide
I LOVE this spray paint! The finish looks very professional. I've never used this version of Rustoleum. Usually get their 2X cover which I also love but this one is glorious!!! Goes on easily and leaves a lovely finish. And I take zero credit for this find. Remember I copycatted Kates gorgeous nightstand over at Centsational Girl. She gives an amazing tutorial over there so check it out!
I am THE WORST at spray painting table tops though so I had the guys at Home Depot color match the spray paint so I could roll the sides and the top of the dresser and spray the drawers and dresser "shell." I am happy with the match. It's not the exact finish but its close enough and I avoided that weird spray paint look you get on large surfaces.
I also used this for the handles:
In the color: Gold Leaf
Purchased at Michaels
And of course I primed with my fav Zinsser OIL BASED primer (both spray and roll to keep things movin!)
Our TV hangs above the dresser, which I'm not a huge fan of. I'm hoping to do something like this to make it blend in a little more!
Mrs. Limestone gives a fabulous tutorial on her blog!
That's all for now! Hope everyone is having a great week!
Linking up with these Lovelies!