Here at Amy Howard, we believe that every piece of rescued furniture has a story to tell and we are sure to listen. The lines, materials, composition and year it was crafted must be taken into consideration when dreaming up the new look and purpose. If you stay in tune with the integrity of the item and allow it to inspire you, the restoration process can’t go wrong.
This timeless three drawer dresser already had a black trim resting on the drawers when it was rescued. We decided to embrace the previous owner’s creativity and let the dresser finish the path it was already headed down.
For this project we used:
• 1 Pint of Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint in Black
• 1 Flat 4” Amy Howard at Home natural bristle brushes
• 1 Foam Amy Howard at Home Brush
• 1 Amy Howard at Home Clear Wax
• 1 bottle of Amy Howard at Home Furniture Tonic
• Amy Howard at Home Clean Slate
• Clean lint-free rags
• Painter’s tape
Insider Note: The Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint samples are perfect for simple projects like these. If your project has a small enough surface to paint, the sample container will be more than enough product to complete your project.
We cleaned all surfaces of the furniture, including the hardware, with Amy Howard at Home Clean Slate and a clean lint-free rag.
We pulled out the drawers and removed any hardware that was easy to unscrew.
Then we taped off all of the edges including the interior and all trim lines. This step is often overlooked, but very crucial to the quality of the finished appearance.
Start Painting! Using a clean Amy Howard Home 2″ flat brush, we started with a thin base coat of the black One Step Paint on the body of the dresser. Always allow the paint to fully dry between coats.
Using the Amy Howard at Home sponge brush, we carefully added a fresh coat of professional quality paint to the existing trim color. One coat was plenty for full coverage.
We needed two coats of paint on the body to achieve full coverage. Allowing time for the last layer of paint to fully dry, we then gently removed the painters tape.
Using a 4″ round brush and Amy Howard at Home Clear Wax, we then finished off the paint with a protective seal. Using a cross hatch motion we evenly coated the painted surface with a thin coat of wax.
The wood we left bare looked pretty dry and thirsty. The Amy Howard at Home Furniture Tonic was exactly what it needed. Just a thin layer made all the difference for the new look!
We put the drawers and polished hardware back into place.
Enjoy the bragging rights,