Aqua Dresser Reveal (Spray Victim #1)

You may remember this dresser from a previous post (here).  It's the first piece I've done using my new spray gun!  I really love how the gun makes quick work of painting and dry time!


The prep work was basically the same.  I sanded and cleaned, re-glued and clamped a couple of the drawers and corrected a few flaws with wood filler.

Then I gave it 3 light-to-medium coats of paint (light coats are better, but sometimes I can't help myself!)

Then I distressed lightly and waxed using clear wax first and then a mixture of dark and clear.  I buffed the wax and put back the "original" hardware, which I love and is stamped with "1960".  (I'm not sure if the hardware is original to the piece, but it was on it when I bought it!)

Not bad for a first go at it (if I may say so myself!)

Linking here:
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed 
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Sister Sunday Link Party at Sisters of the Wild West 
Trash to Treasure at Kammy's Korner
Piece of Work Wednesday at Primitive and Proper
Restored it Wednesday at Restore Interiors


  1. It is lovely! Your link to the before is not working for me?

    1. Thank you! And thanks so much for letting me know about the error - it should be working now! ~Lori

  2. So I'll be keeping watch on your sprayer use. I will want to hear how you feel about sprayer clean up too. I was thinking if I could have several "jugs" to store the paint in, then one for cleaning, I would use nothing but a sprayer.


    1. Well, I probably don't have the system down as far as efficiency (yet) but it really is easier than I thought! I had to get over my fear of the air compressor first, duh, but I use recycled pasta sauce jars to mix my paint in (for both color and thinning)and the clean up isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I also like that it's so smooth when it goes on that I haven't had to sand between coats of paint. I'm going to try ASCP in the sprayer next week - I'll let you know how that goes!

  3. Wow! How did I miss that you got a sprayer? What kind...which one? Is it awesome? You are..I know that.

  4. Very pretty...I like!
    Have a great weekend.

  5. She's beautiful! Can't wait to see the next victim and I'm also curious about your ASCP sprayer experiment. Keep me in the loop too!

  6. Τhis is awesome! Another great project from you! :)

  7. Looks great! How long did it take to spray it?

  8. The color is amazing and you did a great job! Would love for you to visit over at my blog and follow me too!

    Tanya :)

  9. Beautiful color! Such a pretty dresser and lucky you to have a sprayer!


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