6 drawer chest of drawers is a necessity for the organization of most rooms. Depending on the size, it can also be one of the focal points of a room. There are many reasons to decorate a piece of furniture with drawers or change its appearance. For example, a substantial amount of money can be saved by purchasing a used chest of drawers and refinishing it instead of buying a new one. Or maybe a child is redecorating his room and would like his furniture to fit in with a more mature theme.
Evaluate the furniture you want to decorate and determine if you want to remove all the paint and stains from the piece. Keep in mind that this could take a considerable amount of time. It is usually easier to sand loose or broken paint and simply paint over it. Sand of the dresser, starting with rough sandpaper and ending with a finer grain. Until all the loose paint has been removed.
Apply a paint remover with a brush according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use a flat-tipped spatula to carefully remove the paint. Seal holes or knot holes in a wooden chest with putty that is specifically designed for wood and reasonably matches the color you are going to paint with. Paint the dresser carefully with a latex-based paint. Remove the drawers and paint them separately. Paint small sections at the same time, following the grain of the wood in each section. If the original color is still shown through, you may have to apply multiple layers.