Man oh man. The nightmares of all nightmare prep jobs! Behold this classic, vintage Asain style dresser made by Stanley. Originally it was done in that icky yellow.
But some genius decided to throw on some black paint. Literally. Was the worst paint job, ever!
I thought with some sanding it would prep up easily enough. Uh, no. The top and sides were ok, but those drawers?? OMG.
But,,,,Totally worth it in the end....
This piece was custom painted for a customer in Chicago. She wanted a Robins Egg Blue.
I suggested this gorgeous Teal for the inner drawers.
Once the paint went on the waffling, the drawers came out ok.
This waffle stuff on the middle drawers just made things more ridiculous. It was impossible to make these holes look smooth and clean.
Each one of these rounded 'tiers' were all sanded by hand to smooth them out, delineate the grooves, and remove excess old paint.
BM Advance Glossy. Everything was done by hand on this baby.
I so wish I had the time to stage it properly.
But it weighed a ton and was going out the next morn.