Sorry it took me so long to get to the next installment in this, I had some things that I had to take care of. Luckily I am mostly caught up on them, and we can get back to business.
In the last post I was upset about the raised grain on this piece after I painted it. My friend Sherri Leonard had posted that I could sand it and then paint again. My sister (Evil Twin) also suggested the same, and I’ll be honest, the thought had crossed my mind as well, so I decided to give it a try on all the spots where they would be exposed. It didn’t get rid of all of it but at least it helped some. Good suggestion!
On to our project! By now you should have all the pieces painted white. You need to take one big drawer and one little drawer and set them beside each other with the knobs facing the opposite direction (outward) like this:
I apologize for the excessive pictures, but I just want to make sure that everyone has everything facing in the right direction because if you get this wrong, you can’t really fix it! We are going to glue 4 of these to the top (which is actually the bottom) of each of these drawers:
They are called furniture buttons in case you need to know what you are looking for. Where I bought them they cost $1.07 for the whole package of 18 and it worked out great because I needed several for another project I was working on as well. This is what it looks like:
Set them aside for several hours so they dry thoroughly before proceeding on to the next step. Overnight would be even better!
For the next part, you will need some blue painters tape, the kind used to keep from getting paint where you don’t want it. Tape around the bottom first, then using small pieces you can tape around the knobs. Do this to both drawers that you glued the furniture buttons to as well as the main part. (Are you starting to see where this is all going???)
Now you can paint everything BELOW the tape black as well as the knobs. You will also need to tape off the knob on the two remaining drawers and paint that black as well.
After allowing sufficient time for the paint to dry, you can remove the tape. I can see where the tape lifted a little bit on one spot that I’m going to have to touch up, but otherwise, looking good.
Till the next installment!
For the first part of this tutorial: