Friday, March 15, 2013
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE DRESSER
WHO'S THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL??
Ready, set, GLAM it up! Even if you're only repainting an old piece and changing the drawer pulls to jazz it up, wiping away the tears from your childhood dresser is easier than you think. Run to the hardware store of choice and grab this:
80-100 grit sandpaper
Kilz spray primer
Color of your choice in semi gloss (don't forget if it's a smaller piece you can get away with just buying a sample for under $5)
frameless mirror (many can be found on craigslist for free or buy one of the cheap long mirrors at Walmart or Target for a bathroom door)
**IF AND ONLY IF you are skilled at cutting glass go ahead and cut away (the Home Depot and Lowes sell kits, but I stay away from it).
I choose to take glass into our local glass company and usually he cuts for $15/cut. A small project like this he'll usually do as one cut. While he's doing that, I sand the dresser, remove all old hardware and prep for paint by spraying the Kilz primer. Once that dries, add two coats and allow to dry overnight. Once the pieces come back from the glass company (make sure you tell him each piece needs holes for drawer pulls, if you're adding them. Attach with glue, allow to dry overnight (with drawers upside down, mirror side up).