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.)