Materials: Rast, Sand Paper, Spray Primer, Spray Paint, Brown Wood Stain, Old Rag (For Stain), Drop Cloth to protect floors, Clear Acrylic Sealer, Glass drawer knobs, Power Drill
Description: I decided to jump on the Rast bandwagon and create my very own personalized dresser with the bland Rast.
First I lightly sanded & wiped down all sides.
I wanted the drawers to be bright blue, so I used one coat of spray primer & two coats of bright blue spray paint on the fronts of the drawers only.
I used one coat of brown stain on the top & sides. I let everything (paint and stain) dry for three days, then I sealed the entire dresser with clear acrylic sealer. I used two coats, letting the first coat dry for 24 hours before applying the second coat.
I had to re-drill the knob holes so the beautiful, new glass knobs I bought would screw on.
There you have it! A beautiful, personalized piece of furniture that I finished in less than a week.
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