Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Changing Table Refinish

This was our changing table (I had clearly already begun sanding it and then thought 'I should take a before picture...'):

We got it before my first child was born over five years ago.

It's been banged up. The drawers weren't working properly. It was an ugly color. Need I say more?

I found this tutorial on Pinterest about repainting furniture and used it as a guide.

But there were other problems with this dresser that had to be addressed first.

The first thing I did was replace all the drawer sliders for the three big drawers (Lowes).

Then I had to sand everything. The primer I got said you didn't have to sand it, but I did anyway, just to be sure the paint would stick. And since we were using the darn thing at the same time I was doing the refinish, I had to reassemble the dresser as I finished each piece. Needless to say, I'm an expert at taking this thing apart and reassembling....

The next step was the primer - Zinsser 1-2-3 Water-Base Primer is what I used.

Then the paint - Baer - Gem Turquoise 500B-4. I wanted blue but not BOY blue. PS - I love this color.

Then the finish - Minwax Polycrylic.

And finally (finally!) I was done (with a month left in my pregnancy to spare).

We've been enjoying this lovely refurbished changing table for over seven months now! (has it really been that long? Wow.)


Eight is Great! said...

Looks great! Someday, I am going to do that...

Emilie said...