You know you’ve seen those knotty pine dressers from yesteryear. Their spotlight has faded and they are finding themselves at thrift shops, ReStores or worse yet…at the curb.
I’m begging you to let this knotty eyesore back into your home. It doesn’t have to be banished. It’s KNOT her fault she was built from cheap pine. All this dresser needs is a new coat of paint and some beautiful brass knobs and all her flaws and knots will be forgotten.
Extra observant points to anyone who realized that this blogger forgot to take a good before picture! She looked very similar to the knotty pine dresser shown above, except she had wooden circle knobs and an unfortunate set of bun feet. I did remove the bun feet from the dresser when I first brought it home. Mama ain’t got no need for buns in this oven (or on my dresser.)
Here are the details on how to refinish a knotty pine dresser and give it a complete makeover!
- BIN primer
- Damp rag
- Paint brush
- Foam paint roller
- Quart of Benjamin Moore Advance paint (Deep Ocean)
- Valspar asphaltum glaze
- Brass hardware (I bought mine from House of Antique Hardware)
- Drill with bits
This tutorial will be fairly brief, if you need more photos and explanation, you can view my previous dresser painting adventure.
Begin by removing all the drawers and knobs. Lightly sand the dresser and drawer fronts. Wipe off any sanding dust. [Read more…]