I searched the web looking for anything that could help me tackle this monstrous task. What I found was this very helpful blog that you can check out here.
Here are some of the pictures before I used the primer.
This is the "resale shop" bookcase. I bought the Zinser's 1-2-3 Bulls eye primer that Lindsay suggested on her blog. I'm glad I did. It goes on nicely and sticks to everything!
I primed everything first with the Zinser's and then I actually waited a week to let it cure, which is torturously long for me. It was well worth the wait. I then covered the bed, shelves, and chest of drawers in a basic black interior paint and let it dry for a few days. I finished everything with a coat of clear semi-gloss minwax.
|I found these at Lowe's.|
|Warrior Cats are her favorites!|
|Primed and ready|
TAAA DAAA! Don't you just love it? I know I do! It is my favorite piece of furniture in her room.
I went to Hobby Lobby and bought these cute little pails for her pens and pencils. She loves to draw and is actually really good at it!
|Even her piggy bank got a make-over!|