Before: The guest room w/ the two old nightstands...(dresser is on opposing wall....I didn't take a before shot...oops!)
This bedroom set was my great aunt & uncle's in the 1950s and 60s....then, they handed in down to my parents. My parents used it from 1972 to about 1995....it sat in our basement for a long time and my sister and I grabbed peices of it to use in random apartments over the next few years. When my Ex and I got our first apartment together, we used the whole set and then brought it to our house.
Well, when I bought my new place, I decided to treat myself to some brand new bedroom furniture (see my bedroom pics in a previous post). This set is now in my spare bedroom. My mom said "Give it a new life!" and I did.
Yesterday was a gorgeous day, so I brought everything out to the deck and started sanding, priming, and painting. There is one more piece to this set that I didn't redo (a long dresser) but I think I will one day paint this a darker color and make it a storage piece for my finished basement.
Some of the drawers are falling apart, so I got out the wood glue and made some repairs to those. The paint color was Sherwin Williams, Ivory Lace, in semi-gloss. I used an oil-based primer as this is the best for wood. After applying the primer, I only needed to do one coat.
Sanded & Primed:
Done!!! Now, the hard part....putting all of the crap back into the drawers! I guess this is a perfect opportunity for me to purge some old clothes!?!
My big question--see how there are grooves under the drawers to put your fingers it to open the drawers....even though those are there, could I add knobs? What do you think--answer in the comments area. I'm totally stuck on this one!