I decided not to stain my chests because of this
I don't know about you, but that was too many reminders that they are from IKEA!
I used Kilz oil based spray primer (which is now my new BFF), Rustoleum heirloom white spray paint (that I got for 20 cents!) and a clear gloss top coat
Since my husband assembled them (knobs and all), turned the knobs inside out so I would be able to open the drawers after I finished painting them
After my first coat of oil-based primer (did I mention it only takes an hour for this stuff to dry?), I sanded it a little with some 220 grit sand paper and applied a second coat primer
The reason why I sand between coats is because of this
Can you see how the paint runs a little? well we don't want that!!!
So after my second coat of primer dries, it's time for paint (the steps are the same as priming) After the paint dried, I added some knobs that I found on clearance at IKEA ($2.49 for two) and here is a glimpse of the finished "RAST HACK"
See how nice and "almost white" it look in this photo? Well, it's not like that really. It's more like this
After all that work, I may have to paint them again....
Stay tuned for the window panels I chose for the room and my $1.99 rods from William and Sonoma Home!
I'm linking this post up to Met Mondays over at Between Naps on the Porch