Tuesday, January 31, 2012

321 my new green "storage solution"...

So our kitchen is pretty small, and it has very limited cabinet space. In fact, we only have three drawers total. For three and a half years, I've been trying to figure out how to get more storage in our kitchen. A while ago, I started searching for a short and wide dresser....you know, the kind with lots of drawers? I wanted something that I could refurbish and make my own.

Well wouldn't you know, our dresser in our bedroom was just that dresser. After some rearranging of furniture last week, I moved our dresser into the dining room and I loved it...but I still had to paint it. Here's the before picture, well it's after I plucked the ugly flower motif off the front...but you still get the picture....ugly honey colored dresser...


Now if you know anything about me, it's that I hate to sand down furniture! That's the main reason that has held me back from refinishing every. single. piece of furniture in my home. :) Well now that's all about to change because I found the best product out there since sliced bread! And the cost was only $18.


This stuff worked like magic and was so easy to use! I actually did 2 coats of this...right on top of the wood with no sanding. I only did 2 coats because I really wanted to make sure I did my job and covered everything good. You could probably get away with one coat just fine. And it dried so quickly too. I was able to paint the whole dresser, then paint the drawers. As soon as I was done with the first coat, I was able to start immediately on the second coat. Just make sure that whatever brush you use is a replaceable one...this is oil based paint, so it is extremely difficult to get off anything. I just ended up throwing my brush away. But maybe you know a secret I don't! :)

I went to pick out my paint and I settled on a color...Appletini by Behr. I got it in high gloss because I wanted a nice shine on the cabinet.

It took me the majority of the day painting, 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of green. I bought to different kinds of hardware and just used the existing holes in the dresser. I really, really loved how it turned out!


See the before and after...so much better right?


Thanks for looking! :)



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Shanna Noel said...

oh,my!!! THAT is fantastic!!!!! Great job sweetie!!!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! This looks fantastic Emily! I love to repaint and re-purpose old furniture, but I never thought to do a fun green like this. Now I want to repaint my dresser that look eerily like yours!

Alice said...

I absolutely LOVE the color you picked ! It looks awesome against the grey wall !

shari berry bo-berry said...

i just picked up a really cool lawyer's bookcase for FREE on craigslist with the intention of painting a fun bright color...and was assuming i'd have to sand it down first...i'm super excited to find out about this product! i can't wait to start! thanks so much for sharing!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

I love it! It looks fantastic!

Tami said...

super cute! Will that stuff work on cabinets too?

Emily said...

I'm pretty sure it would Tami...that's my plan, my next projects are my kitchen table/chairs and my kitchen cabinets!

Lakshmi said...

That stuff will cover anything! We covered some wallpaper that was coming off and had been torn, and then painted over it. Love it.

Nice dresser, I love painted wood.

Kate said...

I LOVE it!! Perfect paint choice. And, thanks for the scoop on the primer paint. I also despise sanding, and have been holding off on painting my kitchen table because of it. But...now I know the secret & will totally be painting my table this weekend! :)

Robyn said...

This post is blowing up Pinterest right now. Thought you'd enjoy hearing about it and it will explain the traffic spike to your blog. :-)

Heidi Sue said...

that is great!! There is a thinner that cleans up oil based paints. You can find it at any paint store. Just ask the people at the paint desk, they will show you.Let your brush sit in it for a couple minutes, smash it around, you can use a wire bursh as well. Rinse with warm water spin it let it dry and you can use it over and over.

SassAFrass said...

Love it and love the color!

Carol said...

If this stuff really works...and lasts, it's WAY better than sliced bread!!! Can't wait to hear an update in a month or so!

Stacie said...

I love the dresser. I also saw this on Pinterest! Mineral Spirits is what you need to get oil based primer and paint off of your brushes and hands. Just use outside for ventilation and wash hands immediately after.

Megan said...

Question. The drawer fronts are totally different. The middle pieces in the original had 3 pieces and the new picture has 2 pieces to the drawer front. Did u purchase new fronts or what?

angie said...

I saw this on pintrest. It is so cute! Love the green! I'm wondering if you could use the primer on a laminate dresser? Thanks for the info.

Emily said...

Megan, nope, I just switched the drawers around...the two that were in the middle are now at the bottom and the two that were on the bottom are in the middle. Same with the smaller drawers, just changed them around :)

Angie...yes I have heard of people using it on laminate and it working great!

Word Nerd said...

That looks terrific!

Ida Rubalcado said...

Wow..thank-you for sharing....Loved It!!!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! So inspiring!!!

ShazBraz said...

beautiful! This is going to change my life over the next few months as I rip apart and redo my kitchen; thanks for sharing!

One question...you said it was oil based? So then did you also use oil based paint for the green?

Emily said...

Nope, I used regular paint over top and it still works great together! :)

Jennifer said...

I love this color!!! So amazing.

ShazBraz said...

Thanks. I was hoping that was the answer! ;)

QuadShotMom said...

Ok So I am getting ready to paint my kitchen cupboards... I am researching this now! Thanks for the info!

AP said...

Oderless mineral spirits should clean your brushes. Great find.

RileysMommy said...

THank you SO much for posting this!! You have no idea....I have dressers that were my grandmother's that I've been dying to refinish, just thinking I'd have to pay someone to do it. I think this will be my summer project!

The Pink Giraffe said...

Sooooo much better! Great job.

JoyfulJ said...

I probably would have just changed the hardware but I love wood, you did a great job though!! looks beautiful! Thanks for the idea I have some cosmetically damaged wood that needs to be redone but there is no way to sand out or replace the wood, so painting it shall be. It is nice to know I won't have to break out the sander once I find a space to work!

Molly said...

This is such a good idea. I have this horribly ugly bookshelf that I want to paint, but the idea of sanding it was quite discouraging. Thank you so much for this tip!

Ms. De said...

Someone had told me this works so I am SO glad to know it really does!! I love to paint furniture but have issues with my hands and can't sand! I'm painting my coffe table next weekend!! BTW ~ love the color!

Hillary said...

I love your dresser rehab, it's gorgeous. I just wanted to say though, that oil-based paint is high VOC and is even outlawed in some areas. I woudn't use this in an area you spend a lot of time in or a child's room. :)

Dianne said...

Thank you soooooo much! I have so many furniture pieces to refinish but have waited because I hate to sand. Will try this next weekend. :)

My Creative Way said...

I featured this on my blog today! It's amazing!

Raychel
http://www.my-creativeway.com/2012/02/my-favorite-pins-of-week.html

Smilie Mommy said...

I <3 what you did with that dresser! Thanks for the great idea :-)

Housewife said...

Love it!! I think it is a great idea for kitchen storage and your technique is something I can do

Michelle said...

Megan, it just looks like she swapped them around. All the same drawers are there, just in a different order. The top ones are now at the bottom, etc..

Jeni said...

Your dresser looks amazing! Thanks for the very helpful tip!

Ariel said...

This is AMAZING!!! Can you please tell me if when you repainted you used a brush or a roller or what exactly you did??? THANKS SO MUCH!

Emily said...

Ariel, I used a mixture of both brush and roller. I used a roller on the top, sides and front where it was flat and a brush everywhere else. After two coats of primer and two coats of the green paint, you can't see any paint strokes at all!

sjoan said...

Just wondering if anyone has used this and had it last for a yr. or even a few yr? Usually when u use latex paint over oil-based it won't stick well enough to last very long. Hoping that's not the case with this product---that would be awesome!!

Kelley said...

They make a latex version

http://www.lowes.com/pd_45668-90-2711_0__?productId=3172537&Ntt=zinsser&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dzinsser&facetInfo=#BVRRWidgetID

Kimberly said...

Nice! I love this. I want something like this for my dining room to store my craft stuff. I'm going to go Goodwilling to see if I can't use my imagination and find something. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lunar_Irony said...

Has this started to peel? oil and latex doesn't usually mix. It's really cute btw

Emily said...

Nope, no peeling...still holding up great and it's in our dining room where there's a lot of traffic!

Shanna M. said...

Fabulous job! I have a hand me down dresser than has nicks and scratches on the top...been planning on sanding it but do you think the paint you used would cover those? Or am I stuck having to sand?

BobKat Design said...

Sooooo glad I found this on Pinterest. I'm eager to repaint some old bedroom furniture but not looking forward to sanding and now I don't have to! Woot! Thanks again. :)

Emily said...

Shanna M....you would be just fine using this product!! :)

pinterbug said...

Mental note to self: no more putting off those projects!

pinterbug said...

Mental note to self: no more putting off those projects!

amandac said...

So Cute!!! I hate sanding too. Where do you get the primer?

amandac said...

So Cute!!!!! I hate sanding too. Where can you get the primer?

Emily said...

Got the primer at Home Depot. :)

Megan said...

Wow, great find on the primer. Love what you did! I had a dresser in my dining room once and loved it.

Amy said...

I love it! Beautiful color choice. In your opinion, do you think that the primer you used would work on pre-fab or MDF-based wood?

Emily said...

Amy...yes I believe it would. I've heard of it covering every surface possible! :)

Amber Argyle, author said...

My living room furniture is calling out for some color. I just have to wait for my 2 YO to stop banging on them.

Glenda said...

Gorgeous! I want to paint my kitchen cabinets and I wonder if this could work? Was there much varnish on your old dresser? I'm terrified to get the whole kitchen painted and then have the cabinet doors start peeling.

I have heard about something called Liquid Sander which is supposed to work well, too. I wonder if the products would work together? Hmmmm...

Your post has inspired and encouraged me. Thanks!

Emily said...

Glenda...I just finished painting up my cabinets yesterday, I'm going to do a post on it in the next week. I don't expect any peeling. :)

Glenda said...

Woohoo! I can't wait to see the post! I am so excited to hear about this product!

Glenda said...

Emily, was your green paint also an oil-based product or latex?

Melissa said...

Love, love, love it! So far I haven't managed to convince Brian to paint furniture, but ones of these days.

Sherry said...

What a great transformation. I LOVE the Zinsser primers, used on subfloor before replacing carpets to make sure there was no "eau de pets" when we were selling our house. Super easy to use, and as you said Emily it dries quickly. I've bought at Menards, Lowes and Home Depot. THis is the water based version I used with great results: http://rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=217

Can't wait to try this on an adorable green side table I want to make a creamy color- thanks!

Amy said...

You are my new hero. At this very moment, I have an old changing table sitting in my kitchen, waiting to be fixed up. But I HATE SANDING! I was going to bribe someone to do it for me. Now I don't have to. Thank you! Love the green!

LaDonna said...

Love it! Way to be bold with the color... it's fantastic!
I also love the way you swapped the drawers around. Looks great.

Susie Jane said...

WOW! Thanks so much for letting us in on the Primer. I too hate sanding anything and will definitely try this product.

FelineDesign said...

Love the transformation, but I have a question. Did the multiple layers of primer and paint on the dresser face make any of the drawers hard to slide?

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Unknown said...

I've never refinished any furniture, but my mom just gave me her old china hutch that I've always loved, but would love to paint it black, and dreading the sanding of it. So maybe I'll try this! Thanks for the tip!

Cathy said...

I love it. I have a china cabinet, same honey color, that I am going to paint. Thanks for the tip for no sanding.....:)

Heather said...

Love this! Thanks for the tip, I will definitely be going out and getting some of that primer since the hutch I painted has terrible blotches all over it from not sanding well enough :/ Yours came out great, and I love that color!

parkerphd said...

Does the furniture have to be wood or can it be that pressboard veneer cheap-o furniture?

Kristen Haskell said...

That is terrific! I have an old credenza that I want to paint and put in my dining room. I am so happy to learn of a product that will work like this! Thanks for sharing

Glitter Brain said...

Thank you so much for the product suggestion. I HATE sanding,too. We have two large pieces of furniture that I've been wanting to paint for at least three years, but avoiding them because of the sanding. I can't wait to try this and get my furniture painted.

PhillipsPhan said...

this is awesome! I have a desk and a dresser that I want to do. So now that it has been a month do you notice a lot of cracks or falling apart going on?

ahhh... that feels better now said...

Wow! I love it! Going to try this out this week on a buffet cabinet. Thanks for posting this - I hate sanding too!

MomentsWithMeemz said...

I'm so excited I found this!! I've been wanting to refinish my dresser but I dreaded the sanding process!

Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy said...

Found you on Pinterest and wanted to say Good job! Dresser looks awesome. I'm about to start that exact same project for my office so wish me luck! Thanks for sharing.

frankie said...

It looks absolutely great. bet you can't buy that stuff in UK.

Patty L. said...

Also saw this on Pinterest. I have so many pieces to transform but I do have one question. Since the primer is oil based do you have to use oil based paint?

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Buzzy said...

Great Job. We repainted our old coffee tables in jet black marine paint., but primed them with a product called BIN.Same thing only Canadian perhaps and it covered just fine and allowed us to paint over it. We used Sudsey Ammonia to remove the BIN primer from the brush as it is a lacquer based paint. You can buy the Ammonia in the cleaner section at your grocery store or Walmart.The Marine paint was oil based and it required mineral spirits to soak the brush in.

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Jennie said...

Mineral spirits gets oil based paints and stains out of brushes :) looks good!

sylvia caruso said...

Awesome!!! I've been wanting to paint a cedar chest that I have, but dreaded the sanding. Now I know what to do. :-)

Amber said...

I also saw this on Pinterest! LOVE it as I have some wood furniture I want to refinish but also hate sanding... fantastic find! Will it also work on already painted cabinets??

Melanie said...

Quick question: I bought the primer and primed my dining table yesterday, with a brush. Going to do a second coat of primer on top. I'm worried about stroke marks. Did you have to sand the primer before you rolled the paint?

Jackie said...

Can you use this on a surface that gets a lot of use? I have been wanting to paint my kitchen table but will this hold up under daily use?

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Tonia said...

Fantastic Idea

Tonia said...

Fantastic Idea

Tonia said...

Fantastic Idea

Tonia said...

Fantastic Idea

Tonia said...

Fantastic Idea

wehrd1 said...

Is your top color coat a high gloss water based paint? or did you use an oil based top coat color too?

Meri said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and being the inspiration for my new green coupon desk!!

Your desk is so awesome, great job.

Crystal said...

Does anyone know if you should use a primer if you won't to distress the wood? I'm paint mine black but want to rub the edges and show the old color through.

Leslie said...

Your are a genius goddess!!! I have an old buffet in my garage and I have sanding. Going to get it done now!!!

Leslie said...

Your are a genius goddess!!! I have an old buffet in my garage and I have sanding. Going to get it done now!!!

Luchauna said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Luchauna said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing, I will be trying this out myself.

tonyad said...

It is simply beautiful! I think I'll follow you for more good ideas! Thank you!

Kena Lundy said...

I bought a dresser that has previously been painted by someone else. It is starting to peel. I don't know if they used latex or oil based paint. I am currently pregnant and the dresser will be in my 3 year olds bedroom (baby will share). Can I use this product now while pregnant? Will my new paint job peel just like the other one? And can I leave it in a child's room once finished? It looks awesome! I am doing mine yellow. :)

Brigitte said...

Appletini is one of my favorite colors....I'm drawn to it whenever I'm in Home Depot and I pick up a paint chip every time I see it. I must have at least 12 of them at home by now! Great job on the dresser, it's beautiful!

Molly said...

HI! Great idea! I have (painted) black furniture I want to paint white. Do you think it would work going from so dark to so light? Thanks!

mandnlayman said...

I have the same exact dresser, just bought at thrift store for my sons room. My question is, how did you remove the carved design on the front?

Great job, it looks beautiful!!

robyn said...

That is so pretty!!! Thank you for posting the idea....my husband has his brother's dresser,who has been passed away for 40 some years. I am looking forward to updating it!!!

Rosemarie Norton said...

I am a professional decorative painter and use this primer all the time. It helps to go ahead before you prime and use "Liquid Sander" -- if you have loose, peeling paint from earlier paint jobs, you do have to sand the loose paint off and try to get it as smooth as possible. I have been doing this for years, and I always use a cheaper brush that I don't feel bad about throwing away. Kilz KILLS your brushes, no matter what anybody says. Even if you manage to get most of the paint out, it's really not out and your brush will be "poofy" and not smooth anymore. I've used the oil-based Bin primer on kitchen cabinets and pretty much everything you can imagine. Love that stinky stuff....

cinzia said...

I hate sanding too! I'm going to try this!

Janice said...

Found a cool old chair being tossed at work and brought it home. I think it will go in my sewing room- BUT it has lots of spindles, etc so I wasn't looking forward to sanding it down prior to painting (personally, I think painting all of these spindles without runs is going to be challenging enough for me without thinking about sanding the old finish off first!). I decided to look for directions for the job online- and yours was the first place I landed. COOL! Now if I just find a quick way to paint without runs.... :)

Amanda Laing said...

Hey! I LOVE your dresser redo! I just had a couple questions! Did you have to use oil based paint by Behr as well, or was that latex?? And, this might sound dumb, but one of my kids, and I both have asthma, so I want to know if that primer/stain killer stuff has a strong smell like regular stain or not!? Thanks! Amanda

Olderndirt said...

What kind of primer did you use?

Olderndirt said...

What kind of primer did you use?

Olderndirt said...

Sorry, what kind of paint did you use, this appears to be the primer.

jessdion said...

I want to do this to my dresser in a different color tried to find an answer though... does the paint have to be oil based or water based? Your dresser turned out beautiful and a great addition to your dining room I would of never thought to put that there =)

Abby Rose said...

I wonder if this would work on kitchen cabinets....I really want to paint my kitchen cabinets but like you, I don't want to sand them all down!!

Jessica said...

So pretty! I've been contemplating doing this in my kitchen too... But the dresser I have is one of those particle board ones with what is basically a wood grain printed sticker on it.

Do you think this would work for it?

Stampin n da Hood said...

Appletini!? My fav color!
I've inherited two of these type dressers and canNOT wait to remake!
You did a great job and am proud to link on my Pinterest, too!

KM said...

Absolutely doing this with turquoise ASAP. I have a laminate dresser from Target that I was just about to throw away but if I can save it with a paint job, that would be great. Hopefully the fact that it isn't real wood won't be too much of a problem. I plan on lining the drawers with some funky black and white designed shelf paper.

Brannon and Leslie said...

I'm not a painter so this is probably a lame question but did you do 2 coats of the better than sliced bread primer than 2 coats of paint primer than 2 coats of paint???

Rachel said...

Any tips on how to decrease obvious paint strokes? My only hesitancy with refinishing furniture is the look of paint strokes....

metallady75 said...

love this and as someone who has that old furniture that you could a paint job, i have one question. since the primer was oil based did you also use an oil based paint?

metallady75 said...

great job!
i have a few old pieces of
furniture that need to be refurbed, my question is did you use a latex or oil based paint over the oil based primer

Glenda said...

Hi Emily!

I was wondering how your kitchen cabinets are holding up after using the Zinnser primer, before painting them. Have you posted pictures? I would love to see them, as I am about to tackle my own kitchen.

sharonfas said...

This is beautiful! I have an old dresser I plan to do the same thing with the drawers and sides, but will sand the top piece and stain it dark walnut. Will probably paint the drawers a creme color. I'm excited!

KraftinMommy said...

Saw this on pinterest, and I'm now following! I've been looking for a way to refurb w/o sanding too! Hate doing it! Great post!

sondramiguel188 said...

I wish I had known about that stuff when I repainted my kitchen!! But I am about to repaint my bathroom cabinets and want to do my sons bedroom furniture as well and that will come in very handy!! thanks so much!! who knew there was such a product. and your old dresser looks great now! :)

Bessie Bird said...

TOTALLY love this! I have been doing a lot of re-purposing, myself, lately. . . the best tools I bought for myself are a Campbell Hausfeld paint sprayer and an eight gallon air compressor. I can paint an entire dresser in less than an hour! Yeehaw!

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MrsBubba said...

sooo... will this work on Ikea-ish non-wood furniture? hmmm...

Cindy Ash said...

Oh, that's fantastic. I have a buffet that looks similar to the before of your dresser. It has some sentimental value to me and is also a useful piece, but I have been afraid to refinish it for fear of ruining it. But repainting is better than discarding! Thanks for a great project that I can even do in my rental home.

Mya Bruce Designs said...

Love this!

Mya Bruce Designs said...

Love this!

Susie said...

Thanks so much! Your advice is heaven-sent! :-)

Jessica Collett said...

Hi! When you put on the green, did you brush or roll it on?

Queen of Couth said...

Rustoleum has an amazing product for kitchen cabinets and another for countertops. Check it out! The Depot carries both.

Christina Marie said...

I'm TOTALLY going to try this with some of our repurposed furniture...well, truthfully most of it is donated or found by dumpster. :) I'm almost 40 and have yet to buy ANY new furniture.

Cass N Genie (HouseHunt) said...

Oh. Em. Gee this is the answerer to all my kitchen cabinet prayers. I HATE SANDING and especially with a one year old I just can't do it. I'm so trying this on my kitchen cabinets.

Kellie said...

Brilliant! I will be keeping an eye out for that primer!

Michele said...

Just gorgeous!!! You mentioned oil base primer, was the paint oil based too?

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the post! I mentioned your project of inspiration for my latest post here:

http://livingaredeemedlife.blogspot.com/2012/06/craigslist-keeper-10-dresser.html

Thanks again!

Kathleen said...

My mom used to paint with oil paints and she would use turpentine to clean her brushes. I still remember the smell!!
Kathleen
Growing Kinders

Prettybird said...

I didn't read every comment, so if you answered this, sorry! Can this primer be used over existing paint. I have two dressers I painted poorly nearly 10 years ago and they are in wonderful physical condition, but def need a makeover!

BK said...

Looking to use this method for a brand new crib I bought today. It was %50 off, but the honey color pine is not going to suit my grand nursery plans. I'm going to try out your method on the toddler rails before attempting to prime and paint the entire crib. If the toddler bed works out, I'll go ahead and try this out on the crib. I'm going to use an oil based paint though. I've read quite a bit about painting wood & everything seems to point toward matching water/water and oil/oil latex/latex etc. I'll let you know how it works. Thanks for sharing your work!

thequachfive said...

i used this primer on our cabinets in our finished basement. i do believe my can says to wait 7 days before painting. i did not read that until i already started painting a few hours later. it does chip and scratch fairly easily. you just have to be careful. love your color!

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Kelly Johnson said...

I never realized that an *APPLETINI* would look just as good on a dresser as it would in a martini glass! Hip Hip Hooray! :]

Mary said...

Do you know if this will work on mdf/particle board? I have a really cheap dresser from Target that I want to paint, but it's "fake wood". I didn't want to risk trying to paint if if the paint wouldn't adhere.

MAC said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the color. I am now inspired to get busy on a few projects that have been waiting on the sander. Love

Ambitious Blonde said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Here is our dresser makeover!
http://playgroupmommy.blogspot.com/2012/06/channeling.html

Shelby Lea Chamberlain said...

I'm not sure if someone already said this, but as long as you use the brush for the same thing every time (the liquid sandpaper) you can put in in a ziploc baggy and then in the freezer, oil base will not freeze. It keeps it from drying out and you can use it over and over and over again. Works will oil based stains too!

Primer and Painted Nails said...

I totally adore that color and hadn't noticed it before at HD! I have been painting with this primer for years and it works wonders... but recently had a piece that totally peeled on me and has to be re-done (again). Some advice - use an adhesion Primer and not a stain blocking primer and you will have much better luck with a piece lasting and putting up with wear and tear. Also, use Flotrol to cut down on brush marks... it takes longer to dry but so worth it. Love this piece!

Mama F said...

Eager to hear how your cabinets came out - I want to paint ours but did NOT want to deal with the hassle of sanding them. How does the paint wear with scratches, etc. Thanks so much!

Cassie Pierce said...

Does the better than sliced bread primer work well with scratches??

~Jamie said...

We just re-did our hardwood floors and my father-in-law used mineral spirits (as others have said) to clean the brushes of the oil-based products. Swish the brush around in a small container then dump the liquid on any weeds outside. :) My hubby still ended up throwing the brush away after doing about 4 coats on our floor, but he was able to clean it well between coats.

1 of a kind design & consign said...

Love the color too! I used this same primer on my daughters bunk bed I found on CL. Same honey color pine....BOR-ING! We wanted a pretty purple and pink, of course! So because I HATE sanding plus I did not know the origin of the finish (oil or water based?) this primer is perfect for both issues! In my case it did scratch & peel in some spots. I think I should have allowed the primer/paint to dry well (8 Hrs.) between coats. PLUS allow the final painted item to 'set up' for at least 7-10 days before use. And for the other post, you can tint or color this primer to match your top color too!
Love your Blog, I found you on PIN too!

Nannie of 3 said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you...I hadn't seen or heard of this product before. I was just looking at a bunch of furniture that needs new life via paint, the only thing holding up the process was trying to convince myself that sanding really wouldn't take that long. Thanks to this post, it won't. BTW, I love the new look of the dresser.

Better Health Today said...

I hate sanding so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing

Strawberry Lemonade said...

This may have already been asked, but my eyes were going buggy from scanning through the comments, so: Can you use this on laminate furniture? I have a dresser, but I think it is laminate. Thanks!

stacey said...

this is fabulous! the main reason i am hesitant to re-do furbiture is b/c i hate sanding too. thank you so much for this idea!

stacey said...

this is fabulous! the main reason i am hesitant to re-do furbiture is b/c i hate sanding too. thank you so much for this idea!

Laici said...

Would this work for cheap Walmart dressers as well? Love it!!!

Leslie said...

Wow! I just found this on Pinterest and you have just saved me a whole bunch of money! Thanks so much. Pretty sweet blog here - it's going on my g-reader

mommy lawyer said...

I'm definitely going to try this on an old dresser that I want to use as a TV console. Put it off for a long time because I didn't want to deal with sanding it. Love your color too! I'm thinking of an equally fabulous red for my piece :)

michelle said...

We used this product over old wallpaper in our house we bought to remodel. Remove any loose paper, use this primer, then we used "regular" killz then paint. Our old paper did not come off at all no matter what we tried. This saved us having to replace many pieces of drywall. We did have to "float" some mudd over some walls after this product tho. I have nice walls now

Katrina said...

so here is what i am wondering. Do you know if this will work as well on furniture that is not solid wood but particle board type material like most Ikea furniture? because how nice it would be to have a SIMPLE way to redo particle board furniture.

Molly Griffin said...

Hi! LOVE the way the dresser turned out, but I have a question - even after using the stain hide product, you still had to use primer? I thought that was the point of using the stain hide? Otherwise, I REALLY want to do this with a couple of end tables I have! Thank you!

Nik said...

Wow. I am so excited to hear about this product. I want to paint everything now (not that I didn't before), and I probably will now that it's so easy. Haha. Thank you!

ReRe said...

Just want to make sure I have it. So you're saying you used this oil based primer and then put a latex paint on top and the project is a success? I hope your answer is yes!

Katie said...

Looks great. I just used the cover stain on an end table I found at a yard sale. In a couple weeks I am using it on a dresser similar to yours that I am turning into a TV. Fun stuff... can't wait to do it and see how it turns out!

Jenna in Seattle said...

Would this work to cover wood furniture if you weren't planning on painting over it? As a refinishing product?

Steph said...

Can you tell me where you purchased the stain for such a good price? The Zinsser products at Home Depot are EXPENSIVE!

Ericadlg1 said...

Did u use a brush, roller or spray when applying the green?

Unknown said...

Just a hint on the brushes - Put a clothes pin in each side of the brush on the metal part - let the bristles hang over a tin can. Fill the can with paint thinner to cover the bristles. It can stay this way endlessly - when ready to use, shake out the excess thinner and wipe the paint away with a rag. You are ready to go and do not have to buy a new brush. I have also put the brushes in ziploc bags in the freezer, but prefer the other method.

Brittany Booth said...

I have a question, I have a headboard and a footboard that are pretty much the same color as your previous picture, do you think I could use that primer on it also because i want to paint them both badly?? I also do not want to have sand down because then it will probably not get done! But if this would work on it then I may try it, just had to try it and it doesn't work.

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

Wow! I really, really love it, too! The colour is incredible, and I am sold on the not sanding part. I so hate sanding. Seriously!

Unknown said...

I actually find sanding very therapeutic! LOL not to mention the sound of my mouse sander drowns out all the noise around me...he hee... BUT I have a chair that I am not looking forward to removing several coats of paints, so may try this!

Unknown said...

I actually find sanding very therapeutic! LOL not to mention the sound of my mouse sander drowns out all the noise around me...he hee... BUT I have a chair that I am not looking forward to removing several coats of paints, so may try this!

Keisha Fuentes-Morales said...

Very nice.. I'm going to follow your advice I was planning on getting new furniture for my room but not anymore :-)

Mylo said...

How has the paint held up since you finished this project? I'm looking to repaint the ugly orangish oak base boards, door casings and doors throughout my 80s home. Do you think it would work for this too? I just want to be sure it doesn't chip. Has your side board chipped/scratched off at all? Thank you kindly. I hope you give me the answer that I want :)

Sara Black said...

I just bought a gallon of the exact primer, $17.89 at Lowes.. $19 something at Walmart. And Yes I was up until 2am prepping 2 night stands, a dresser from the kitchen and a couch table for painting. I got everything 2 coats of primer and the night stands painted!! YAY for my apartment looking like I did it all on purpose :D

Cato said...

Thank you so much for the tips! Do you know if you can use this product on pieces that have already been repainted? The original wood is now covered by a paint job that I want to paint over. Also, does this serve as your primer or do you prime on top of it? Thank you so much!

Mama Bear said...

I would not paint a crib, babies chew on the spindles/slats, and top rail when teething and unless you want your kid to ingest paint...

The Berardi Family said...

Do you need to use an oil-based paint for this after the oil-based stain? Always thought that regular paint over oil-based would peel...going to try this soon. Thank you!

The Berardi Family said...

Do you need to use an oil-based paint for this after the oil-based stain? Always thought that regular paint over oil-based would peel...going to try this soon. Thank you!

Khairul Islam said...

Just saying hi and ty for this post.
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Deb B said...

You also swapped your drawers around....which looks way better! IMO.
Perfect timing for me to see this, I'm about to undertake the painting of 2 old pieces. Only my daughter will only allow me to paint the antique TV cabinet black to fit with our living room decor. I wish I could think of a different color that would fit. The walls are a camel color, most of the furniture is now black. One wall has a large full brick fireplace with wood slat around that, plus the entire vaulted ceiling is stained med-dark oak slats. I'm afraid black is the only thing that will look okay...sadly it shows dust instantly. :(

Stacey K said...

I would like to know how this product has held up over time. Thank you.

Beatnik Barn said...

It looks great!

Beatnik Barn said...

It looks great!

Split3ways said...

Thanks for the post! I'm just getting settled into a new home and my old china cabinet doesn't seem to match the new house. Now I know I can just paint it! DUH

Mindy said...

Did you paint inside the drawers or just the front?

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Felicia T said...

Wow, I am so impressed! You just turned an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. For some reason, i've not been able to picture those basic honey color bedroom basics as having any potential

The Adcox Family said...

So, drawers do not stick at all?
I have tried so many products. Certainly will try this one! Thanks.

The Adcox Family said...

So, drawers do not stick at all?
I have tried so many products. Certainly will try this one! Thanks.

CoachT said...

Love this, such a wonderful update!

Better Health Today said...

love this thanks for sharing cuz I hate sanding and all the getting ready stuff.

Better Health Today said...

Love this and thx so much for sharing cuz I hate sanding and prep work before I paint.

ArmyWifenMom said...

Thanks for the tip! I will be refinishing a cedar chest soon and I was dreading sanding it down! However, oil based paint can be removed from paint brushes with lacquer or paint thinner. The paint must not be left to dry on the brush at all. So even if you are not done painting and you see the paint drying on your brush (usually in the middle or top area) you need to stop and rinse your brush in the thinner.

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