This bookcase is nice and sturdy. Well made. Rather heavy. A nice solid piece of furniture. It just left a
I don't prime furniture when I'm repurposing it if I don't have to. More time. More expense. And, I usually want the old surface to show through after sanding for the primitive look. Primer defeats that purpose.
But, because of all those stains on the bottom, I decided I better forget the primitive look on this one, and prime. Who knows what those stains are. This was probably in someone's garage. I sanded them down well, then primed.
I decided on neutral tan with an off-white for the inside. But, the white looked a little too stark.
So, I dry brushed some of the tan on the white. I think that softened it up a bit. Hard to tell it's the same piece of furniture!
How about one more?
I had already taken the drawers out of this dresser before I thought to get the camera. I could have put the drawers back in for the picture. I could have. I should have. But I didn't.
This was a case where I definitely wanted the old surface to show through. This is a perfectly primitive piece! So, no primer. Just the same tan paint that I used on the bookcase.
I love, love, love how it turned out! If I had room in my house for it, I would have been very tempted to keep it.
Oh, what a little paint will do!