This is where Gwen added the 1 x 8's to the top and 2 x 4s for the legs.
The project is coming along pretty good. This post is about adding and enlarging a new top and two legs. Do you know what it is now? read more...
The following are the steps she took to get it to this point.
- Removed three drawers for the door area.
- Removed the drawer guides.
- Added 1 x 2 to door opening. She had to make the correct opening to add the doors.
- Cut and added the framework for the overhang.
- Added 1 x 2 on top of outer drawer ledges for height she wanted for shelves.
- Shelves from an old side table fit perfect. (yet more items repurposed for this project)
- This is when she added 1 x 8's to top
Next the fun part! Painting the top.
- Sanded the top
- Painted a light grey for the base coat
- You will see where she played around with several different colors in the next few photos.
- She did this by dabbing on one color at a time. Using a sponge or scrunched grocery bags she dabbed the paint onto the top with a dap, twist, and up motion.
- She found the painting technique on You Tube Painting kitchen counter tops to look like granite.
- Allowed paint to dry between each coat.
- Painting 4 coats with lacquer. Drying and light sanding between each coat.
Added more colors. At one point Gwen said, "I wanted to just sand and paint the top, which I may end up doing if the mood should strike."
Added even more colors
Finally the color liked for the top
- Light Grey for base coat
- Gold Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Charcoal Grey
- Gwen painted the new legs to match the dresser. They matched perfectly.
- Removed and sprayed the drawer pulls a light silver enamel for metal.
Next up a reveal of sorts but still not the finished product.
Part Three: Part Three of Dresser RePurpose
Part Four: Dresser RePurpose Part Four: Adding Doors
Part Five: Dresser to Island $6.97