Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shine Shine Shine

I received a few comments about how I was able to get this dresser so shiny. It was actually very easy. It just took longer. The key is letting a coat dry and then reapply. I probably did about 5 coats on this dresser. But each coat was dry before I reapplied another. That simple. I am not one that like to wait when I am doing projects, but this was so worth it. I was using the wipe on poly, but I put it aside and brought out the mama jar to get right to it. My daughter is a little “hard” on things if you know what I mean, and this poor dresser needed some protection!

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If you have an questions, or need more info on the process. Give me a holla!

 

XOXOX.

TamStyles

8 comments:

Redesign Diva said...

So funny! Yeas kids are tough on furniture...

I am learning to take my time and do coats too!...thanks for sharing and reminding me...

avant garde said...

oooh good to know, i'm in the process of restoring one piece in my little cottage and eyeballing another. so that is great advice!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

5 coats of paint or poly?! I need to redo my daughter's dresser because she is a mess with it! I want to do it right this time and I am NOT the waiting type, but will do it if it gets done right. :)

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

foam brush gives you no problems with bubbles?

Mrs. Chic said...

I love the shine on your dresser - I agree, lots of coats eqauls a nice hard finish

jmae3 said...

So I have some stuff that my dad painted in flat paint forgetting I didn't want that? It's getting so beat already! :( If I touch it up I can just add this over it even though it's been a while and it will work?

Jessica said...

I love restoring old furniture. I also love making furniture look all vintage with that crackle paint!!

PS: you are tagged in my blog darling!

Redbonegirl97 said...

I love looking at this dresser.

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