First of all, if you want a great finished look, there are some steps you can't short cut. Definitely take apart the piece of furniture as much as possible. When I took mine totally apart, I ended up with 15 piece to paint. But, then you don't end up with cracks and crevises that you are trying to get paint into. It worked out to be easier, I only have flat pieces to work with. The second thing you should short cut is sanding. There is not replacement for it. I used a power sander and had all the pieced sanded in less then 30 mins. There was some water damage on mine too, so this allowed me to smooth out any bubbles or imperfections. When you are done sanding, make sure to dust off all the surfaces really well with a tack cloth or damp rag.
|There is no substitute for sanding.|
Then there was just the puzzle of putting it back together. Taking a picture beforehand was helpful. It really looks like a new piece of furniture. I'm so happy with the results. I hope to get the rest of the room together later this week, so I can share it with you.
To see this cute cabinet in the finished bathroom, click here.
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