This Bassett dresser was so plain and that’s why I liked it.
I didn’t have enough owl drawer pulls. That problem created an opportunity. As I studied the owl paper, I noticed that the owl eyes were different from owl to owl. It seemed as though I could do that with the knobs as long as the knobs mimicked the owls’ eye shapes… concentric circles.
When painting a piece that will not be distressed, here’s what I do:
• sand it to rough up the finish
• Painted three coats latex paint in a satin finish on the top and two on every other surface
• Sealed it with Varathane Satin Poly