I think I should go ahead and change the name of this here blog to “Spray Painted Casita,” ’cause I can’t stop doing it.
I bought this dresser on Craigslist about a year ago and it caused quite a stir in the Jeyifo household. The very next day, a friend of mine came upon a large bureau. He gave me a call and offered it up for free. Since I can’t say no to free anything, I gave him a hearty thank you and phoned my husband, who told me unequivocally: No More Dressers. I hemmed and hawed, saying I had uses for all of them and well, it only takes a little paint to render even the ugliest dresser usable. I lost the fight after conceding that we had absolutely no space for a fourth empty dresser in the apartment and surprise, surprise… This ugly piece sat in the room-where-things-go-to-die for over twelve months.
Better late than never though, right? I used my muscles to sand this baby down on Friday night and commenced painting Sunday morning. A can and a half of blue-gray Ace brand spray paint and she’s good as new.
Apologies for the dark photo. Our bedroom is cave-like and natural light just doesn’t exist in there. What looks like a mar on the upper left drawer is just an illusion; I went back and checked the darn thing after viewing this photo to see if I had scratched it in my haste to bring it indoors.
Moral of the story? The next time you see a super hideous dresser with stars and fish painted on the top for $35, buy it. Just try not to collect them and don’t let it sit for a year before you put in work.