. . . I really shouldn't make any promises seeing as how this entire project has been a series of unexpected setbacks.
To recap- once the dressers were free of the old varnish & chipping paint, we gave them a good sanding. This is pretty much how they looked.
At this point in time, I was stirring up the primer and Justin was shaking his head at my eagerness. These fellas were not ready to be primed because they were a bit worn down from years of use. Several of the drawers didn't open and close smoothly because the tracks were broken and there were spots where the wood was cracked and peeling. So, even though I wanted to just slap the old primer bandaid on and forge forward, I knew we needed to sure them up first.
We used these wire brads and wood glue to reinforce the door tracks.
Some of the door tracks were completely shot though and needed to be rebuilt. So Justin made and secured some new ones.
For the areas where the wood was peeling and there were large holes, we used All Purpose Spackle.This whole process took a little over a week and a lot of patience. But, once the dressers were all sured up it was finally time to prime and rhyme :)
I gave the dressers a final good rub-down to get all the little dust particles and then got my prime on.
Ready for the shocker of the century? We used Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 Primer for All Surfaces. What, you're not shocked?
After priming both dressers & nightstands, they were ready for painting! Anyone want to guess what color we painted them?
I'll give you a hint . . . it's not blue.