Did you guys forget why you read Vintage Revivals? You know that part about Epic Projects?
Well guess what? I have an EPIC Project!!
It all started with this lovely dresser that I found on Craigslist. My awesome MIL bought it for me for my birthday.
I pretty much never sand furniture. Probably cause I am lazy but I haven’t had a problem yet so here is how I paint.
1. Clean off your piece. Chances are its nasty and really dusty. This will make your spray paint crack and bubble. So wipe wipe wipe.
2. Prime it with Kilz. If you don’t shake the can for a good 2-3 minutes you will get a sandpapery finish….which sucks and then you have to sand. So just make sure you shake it really well mmmmkay?
3. You want to apply your paint in light coats. This is the side of the dresser after 1 coat. The reason for this is that you will get more even coverage and no drips! The color I used is Krylon’s Coral Isle. If you are having a hard time finding it you can click here for my secret insider info.
After 2 coats.
4. Then I really lightly glazed it. You can see my glazing technique here.
5. Glam it up!!
Originally I was just going to put mirror in the 5 flat drawers.
After seeing it though, I decided it needed mirror on all of the fronts. So I pried off the decorative pieces……with a butter knife. Cause that’s how I roll.
When I had the mirror cut for the first 5 pieces I had Jones Paint and Glass drill a small hole in the center of the glass for a knob. I was expecting my total bill to be like $12.00. And it was…for the mirror. They charged me $25.00 to drill 5 small holes. I was not happy about that.
So when 2 of the 5 pieces broke I knew I was not going to pay them to do that again. I reordered the`broken ones from The Glass Doctor and added the other ones that I needed. Then I drove my awesomeness over to Home Depot and bought a 1/4” diamond tipped ceramic drill bit. It was $12.00. When I got the mirror back from the shop I drilled the holes myself. You can see the technique I use to drill glass and ceramic here.
And guess what? It worked perfectly, I saved money and now I have a new drill bit! Holla! (If you aren’t comfortable drilling on glass then just have the shop do it for you.)
P.s. I get questions every time I post a mirror or glass project about where I buy it. The company that I have found to be the fastest and best priced is The Glass Doctor. (In St. George they are right down the street from Costco) They are always so nice and helpful. And from this point forward they are who I will be using exclusively. I am pretty sure that they are in most cities!
I needed something really simple for the knobs because it already had a crapload going on. I found these ones at Home Depot for $1.39 each.
P.s.s. I am sort of OBBSESSED with brass right now. I know its not for everyone and that’s okey dokey with me! Pretty much I love it though.
I marked where the hole in the glass was drilled and made a hole in the drawer front.
Then I used mirror mastic to attach the mirror to the drawer.
***MAKE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT SCREW THE KNOB ON TOO TIGHT! IT WILL BREAK YOUR MIRROR! Trust me I think that was the reason for the project fail…****
Lastly, I glued the center decoration from the cupboard on top of the glass and TA DA! Done and done.
Here are a few more pics..
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