It has been an amazingly productive week out here. In addition to a couple of reveals I’m putting together, I have several things underway and my mom’s kitchen makeover is making good progress too (I’ve been sharing that on Facebook, and will eventually be guest blogging the reveal for the Country Chic Paint blog).
This LA Period dresser was a good find I picked up right around the time we were preparing to move last December. I’ve done a couple of LA Period dressers in the past including this one in SW Dignity Blue and this one in GF Klein Blue. In case you’ve reached my blog via Google because you’re researching the potential value of your LA Period dresser, I have personally never found anything that lead me to believe the brand was particularly valuable. Thus, why I have no problem giving it renewed value by covering it in paint.
We started here:
I had a quart of SW ProClassic Satin custom mixed in Ben Moore’s Lily Lavender on the shelf. I had it for a different project that I’ve since changed gears on, but I decided that this was the perfect candidate for this beautiful color.
The dresser was in relatively good shape, but I did have to fill/prime several times to get the surface ready. My process is documented here if you’re new to painting and want to read about what I do.
I sprayed the shellac with a Critter sprayer, and sprayed the paint and topcoat with my HVLP. I thinned the paint, but not too much. I sprayed both products at about 55 psi – which is a little higher than normal for painting, but since my compressor doesn’t quite have the CFM power needed for HVLP painting (upgrading soon!) I felt the higher PSI helped the paint / topcoat atomize better. I’m really happy with the way it laid down. NOT A SINGLE SAG OR DRIP (if you spray, you know this is a big deal) and it looks very glassy for a latex/satin finish.
If I had a little girl, I’d probably keep this one.
Happy Friday everyone – enjoy the weekend!