Remember this garage sale find? A wood Bassett dresser that I bought for $13--what a find! I finally finished sanding and stripping and sanding and sanding and sanding it...there was SO much peeling paint and so many layers of it.
Look at the top of this thing--I just couldn't get the rest of the paint off except in that one spot where it had been peeling in the first place.
So this weekend I took everything out into the yard and spray primed it and then spray painted it a nice glossy black. I used one can of primer and three cans of black spray paint.
I have to admit, it was far from perfect--you definitely could see where I wasn't able to get off all the gazillion layers of paint...but I did the best I could and I invested hours and hours into this piece. On Monday night we moved it into the house and I put my new silver colored knobs on it.
What's the matter? You were expecting to see a picture of the piece all finished?! Nope, sorry. Instead you get to see Handsome's smiling face. You see, yesterday (approximately 15 hours after the piece came inside) he took a comb and used it to "paint" the fronts of the drawers. Now there are HUGE scratches all over the drawer fronts and they need to be repainted!
On the plus side, I hadn't actually put anything into the drawers yet anyhow...