As some of you know, I am a Federal employee – I have worked for the Dept. of Commerce since 1993. I have been on furlough since 12/22/2018 with no paycheck until the government re-opens. Thankfully with hubby working in the private sector and no dependents, we are fine for now. I spent the first 5 days of my furlough in Florida with my family for Christmas. Since then I’ve been keeping busy with projects and deep cleaning. I have found enough dust-bunnies to knit a few sweaters, which is SO GROSS because I always consider our house to be very clean! Apparently it is until you look behind and under the furniture…
My first “furlough project” was to refinish the small 3-drawer cupboard in the living room. It has always been unfinished wood and over time the top became very scarred:
I wanted something fun & vibrant and settled on Benjamin Moore Rosemary Green in high gloss:
I put 2 coats of primer on first:
Followed by 4 coats of Rosemary Green:
The drawers were done first – I put them back in the living room as a placeholder to see how the color looked – we loved it immediately:
Then I added 2 coats of Minwax Polycrylic to the top so things won’t stick to it:
I let the cupboard sit in the living room for 5 days with the doors slightly open to let everything seal, then added black metal doorknobs from Home Depot:
It looks awesome!:
Stay tuned for furlough projects 2, 3, & 4! I’m especially excited to share #4.
Wow, awesome is right!!
I know you lost your comments, so here I am again to say that taking a drab little brown chest of drawers and painting it high gloss, eye popping green was brilliant. It looks fantastic! SO cute!
Thanks! It looks even better in person. I LOVE it!!!