There was some structural disrepair in the right front corner, which I fixed up with a bit of wood glue and a very delicate and technical process that involved hitting the side of the dresser with as much force as i could muster, repetitively until the pieces met and sat flush.
I thought the yellow paint was a cute idea, and I always wish I could be bold enough to introduce some pops of bold primary yellow into my design scheme, but it never seems to work out quite right. I knew as soon as I saw the piece in the space that I wanted it to be a deep, rich charcoal gray.
The original paint job was messy, with drips of paint in a lot of places. So I first gave the piece a pretty thorough sanding with my little Black and Decker Mouse (I left the top, which is laminate, alone. A little scrub down with cleaner was all it needed). Then I gave it two even coats of charcoal gray paint.
Next comes the cabinet doors and figuring out if I can actually execute the plan that is currently developing in my head. At the moment that vision is something like this:
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Also, is anyone else as amused as I am by my foyer's ability to transform into a workshop at a moment's notice?