Today I completed a furniture redo that had been on my list for quite a while! I purchased a set of storage drawers from a garage sale 2 years ago for $5.00. They were baby blue – not the prettiest color, but I wanted them for scrapbooking storage.
Well, Mark and I are still house searching which means tight quarters where we currently live so we had been using them as a coffee table instead because the drawers were handy for storage for books, blankets, etc. A small space means finding things that do double-duty! The baby blue however really wasn’t doing much for me.
I saw a matte/high gloss paint job via Pinterest and decided to give it a go!
I went to Lowe’s and picked up a matte version and high gloss version of a red color called Heirloom Red from Valspar. They couldn’t do a high gloss from Valspar so they went with Olympic. It made the reds a little different, but it still finished nicely!
I then decided to pick up my own sander instead of borrowing my mom’s. I have a few more projects in mind and everyone knows DeWALT is my best friend :)
It took quite a bit of sanding. I think most of the garage had a blue tint to it after that.
So what do you think of the end result? I was a little disappointed in the paint color difference, but they did warn me about the red being a hard one to get into high gloss with its needed base. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the finished product, but I also learned a lot while doing it! It was a pretty time-consuming project. I’m still debating about sewing a cushion top for it or getting glass cut. They work great as a coffee table for now! Hopefully once Mark and I find our perfect “home” I will be able to use them for their intended use in a scrapbooking room or maybe in a garage as storage for my gardening stuff!
Have you done any DIY furniture re-do’s lately? How did the makeovers go for you? Send me a photo and note! I’d love to see them!