Boy's Chest of Drawers - Quick color change from White to Hammered Brown

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Project by David Grimes posted 09-21-2011 10:46 PM 6667 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter Amy is about to have a 2nd child (a girl that will be named Payton) in a matter of weeks, so she is getting ready for the larger family by getting a nursery ready and making sure that Grandson Alex’s room is more than an afterthought. She asked me to paint a white chest of drawers with a hammered metallic brown, so of course I did.

I removed all the handle hardware that was black, then mounted it on cardboard for spraying with a Rustoleum nickel metallic spray paint. The metal painted parts took the new paint very well.

Though not melamine, the white paint I had to cover was pretty slick and hard. I wiped it down with DA, then scuff sanded with 150 to get some tooth since I did not want to prime. I used the Rustoleum Universal Paint and Primer in One hammered version. It took three coats to fully cover, but after a couple of days of curing, it is very hard.

I was glad to see them re-cycle this since it is made of wood and durable enough that it will be great for a young man’s boyhood years at least.

Thanks for stopping in.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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jim C

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 12:03 AM

I just used this product (Black) on an old brass bar sink that was scratched, oxidized and plain out of date and ugly.
It came absolutely beautiful. The granite counter and sink, although 12 years old look brand new. The wife is thrilled.
Rustoleum has a real winner. It covers any imperfections.

Your dresser looks great. I like the contrast of the wood to the handles.

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 12:38 AM

congratulations to you all

payton has a good home
and family

and alex
has a great dresser

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 05:27 AM

@jim C, I never thought about using it on a sink, but why not. I have noticed that the Stanley plane I used this product to “re-japan” is hard as the dickens now that it is fully cured. At first I thought it was too soft (and said as much on that thread). That sink and top look good together !

@patron, Thank you for the always kind words. All us David’s aren’t like that ! ;=) I can’t wait to see your monster shop come together. I would love to do that.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Paul Stoops

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#4 posted 09-22-2011 08:44 PM

Good job, David! That paint is really nice to work with, isn’t it.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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Eduardo Licona

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#5 posted 09-23-2011 05:27 PM

nice chest

-- Eduardo Licona

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