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.
I thought with some sanding it would prep up easily enough. Uh, no. The top and sides were ok, but those drawers?? OMG.
This was after applying a stripper and starting to scrape. The "wood" is actually some sort of resin type material that's hard, but crumples if you chip at it. This was beyond horrific. Seriously. Took me about 20 hours before I could even put a brush to it. This is why I don't buy painted pieces~!
But,,,,Totally worth it in the end....
I actually like the way it goes w/my wood ceiling and gray walls in the living room.
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.
The customer I painted this for sent me some photos of the piece in her bedroom.
It looks stunning! She has some mad design skills!! I love her room and adjoining bathroom.