Paint, primer, high quality (Purdy is my favorite) angled paint brush, foam paint roller or a high quality low nap roller, paint tray, tack cloth, sander or sanding block, sandpaper of various coarseness – fine to medium, screwdriver, sandwich bags to place hardware in, paint stirring stick Optional: paste wax and soft cloth I find a sanding block the best and easiest way to sand the surface of the furniture to rough up the finish so the paint has something to adhere to. If you have an electric sander then use that especially if the surface is very slick or beaten up.
Sanding with an electric sander will smooth the surface imperfections making the piece not only look better, but accept the paint better. Coarse sandpaper is too rough and will leave deep scratches in the surface.
We of course brought this philosophy into our kitchen—having a cabinet for the flours, and a cabinet for the oils and vinegars,and so on—but it wasn't enough.
Now after two years I don't think we can function without E-File Cabinet.
This chest of drawers was a hand me down that my daughter wanted for her apartment –just didn’t want it brown.
She chose turquoise to coordinate with fabric on her bed pillows. The color -Peacock’s Plume # A1249 I could not get a decent shot of the chest of drawers in my daughter’s room after it was painted– the room was too narrow to get a better angle. It is one of those well designed tools that stands the test of time.
I’ll cover it all below in a bulleted list so that you can see all the instructions in one spot. I’d highly recommend you go with the composite stuff, as it is flat, lightweight and easy to work with. I had some problems because one piece of the “real” fluted molding was slightly bowed. That hideous purple color was a free can of spray paint I got & used as primer.
I found the real fluted wood at one Lowes and didn’t see the other composite stuff until I went to another store.