**gallery wall still in progress
Here's what you need:
- electric hand sander
- white spray pain (I went through three cans of glossy white paint/primer combo)
- white paint/brush/small roller (more on that below)
- screw driver (to remove pulls)
- drill with large bit
- stain (I used Minwax Poly Shades Stain and Polyurethane in 1 - Pecan)
- rag to apply the stain
2. sand the outside, and face. This piece had a terrible, thick finish, so it needed a real good sanding
3. spray paint the outside and face white. It actually took me about five coats for this one. I gave a light sand after each, concentrating on any areas that had bubbles or drips.
4. sand the drawer faces. Again, I had to use a lot of muscle, because the finish was terrible.
5. apply a thin layer of stain with a rag (be sure to wear gloves) and wipe away excess.
6. repeat steps 4 and 5 as many times as necessary, I had to sand and stain three times before I was happy with it. But not the finish looks much more natural and pretty.
7. The drawer pulls were all ready a dirty gold, but I gave them a quick blast with the gold spray paint to freshen them up. (sorry, I guess I slacked with the photos at the end)
8. I was debating refinishing the legs or painting gold, and after I realized that I couldn't easily sand the round legs, the gold paint won out.
I could not be more happy with the results!