How to Upcycle a Vintage Dresser
Quickly transform an old or discarded furniture piece by using the FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer.
Have you been shopping Facebook Marketplace yet? I have found several amazing deals there this year. My latest vintage find is an antique dresser that I scored for only $35! I love the curved shape of this one, but I was not in love with the wood tone.
At first I thought I might be able to live with it but after I few weeks I knew I had to paint it. This is a small dresser that I’m intending to use as a nightstand in my daughter’s bedroom. Her favorite color is green and her room has a sliding green barn door, so green was a natural choice for this dresser.
After seeing how beautiful my kitchen chairs came out after painting them with my Wagner FLEXiO 5000 (no brush strokes), I knew I would use the sprayer on this as well.
First, I taped off the tiny keyholes with painter’s tape, and trimmed the excess with a box cutter to protect those from the paint. I also taped off the wheels on the bottom.
Next, I removed the drawers so I could paint the frame first.
Spray dresser frame
I set my Wagner Flexio 5000 up with the green paint and set the spray flow dial to low. I prefer to use the low setting for most projects. I really could’ve went higher on this one but I’d rather go back over an area than to risk any overspray.
After the frame was complete, I set the drawers up on a stool and sprayed those.
Once the dresser was painted, I let it dry 24 hours before applying a topcoat.
On day 2, I set the sprayer up with my clear topcoat and went over the whole piece again.
The smooth finish I got on this dresser is truly amazing. If you look closely, the only texture you can see is the wood grain of the dresser.
For clean up after the topcoat, I used a paint thinner and ran that through the sprayer to give it a good cleaning.
Change drawer pulls
The last step on this dresser makeover was to change out the knobs. I ordered vintage bail pulls online, that go nicely with the metal of the keyholes and wheels.
Isn’t she a beauty?
Between the time saved painting with a paint sprayer and the smooth finish it results in, I may never go back to using a paint brush again!
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