Awhile ago I purchased an old antique dresser from Craigslist. You can find it in my perfect little finds section here, or just look at the before and after pictures below. I liked the color it was but since it was going in a green room I decided to repaint it. I started off by priming it and based off of multiple recommendations, I used an oil based paint in a soft cream color. I’m not so sure how I feel about oil based paints. It’s a little tough to work with and stays with you for a while if you get it on your hands (This I know from experience). Any recommendations of other paints you can used to re-finish furniture?
Besides the fact I’m not the biggest fan of working with oil paints, I’m not so sure I like the finished product either. It leaves a shiny quality that I’m just not to fond of. Suggestions? Advice? Opinions? All are welcome!
Overall, I really like the color, especially with the green wall. I think what it needs are different knobs to add some more contrast. Maybe one of these?
UPDATE on Project Pillow Case:
So I sat down the other morning to give myself a little tour of Sally Singer Sewing Machine mentioned in an earlier post. Since I can’t find my owner’s manual, must have gotten lost in the move(s), I decided to look up a tutorial on how to thread a sewing machine on YouTube. It actually help greatly and I was able to get it all set up and ready to go. Or so I thought. I decided to test it out on a little piece of fabric I had lying around but when I did, the top thread got all tangled in the bobbin and I had a big mess on my hands. Needless to say, I had to pull apart the bobbin compartment and now I can’t seem to figure out how to put it back together again. Have no fear though! Momma to the rescue! Since my parents are coming down in a couple of weeks for a visit I decided to hold off on project pillow case and have her help me fix my machine and possibly show me a thing or two.