Before and After Stormy Gray Credenza


I got this amazing 9-Drawer Dresser/Credenza and it had that typical 70's/80's speckled finish. Perfect piece to re-image and turn into something new and beautiful! First I started out with sanding down the top and what do you know, I found some awesome wood grain underneath the existing factory finish. I decided to stain and seal it using some General Finishes gel stain and Poly Flat Extreme sealer. Perfect for protecting the top of a piece that is going to see some wear in its future!

Next I removed the hardware and then, I cleaned up the rest of the piece and decided to paint it a lovely color by General Finishes called Queenstown! I love richness to this color and also really enjoy how the GF pain goes on nice and smooth. After making sure I had full coverage. I knew I wanted to add some depth by adding some pitch black glaze. 

Before applying the glaze I added my first coat of flat sealant. Once dry, I then was able to go to town with putting the pitch black on, section by section, and then pulling the glaze off with a wipe to achieve the look I wanted. 

Hardware was redone in a flat black and then put back on. Oh! and for a surprise inside the cabinet, I painted those drawer fronts with a fun bright light blue! 

Enjoy and have fun! :)