Tuesday, August 3, 2010

glossy, glossy!

it seems like the trend lately has been high gloss or lacquer finished furniture.

 so, i have been debating whether to use a gloss finish on this mid century modern dresser that i picked up the other day for only $20!!  {i'm planning on painting it white}


so here it is:

what do you think...semi-gloss, high gloss or classic satin?
your input will help out a lot, thanks!

14 comments:

  1. I think it will look amazing in high gloss!

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  2. I am totally doing this on my desk...from black to high gloss white :)

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  3. For $20 you can't go wrong with any of the choices. High gloss is in right now, you could go with that and repaint later if you decide you need a change. White paint would be easy to paint over too if you ever want a splash of color.

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  4. High GLOSS it would look amazing because it is a very pretty dresser. Like Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said it will be easier to paint it later, to change the look.

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  5. First of all, I am jealous of the $20 dresser! And if it were mine, I would paint it high gloss. I have found the Krylon paint in a can is glossier than the spray paint version. And for some reason if you do apply the primer, it is not as glossy. So I would sand then paint. Hope you post after pics. Thanks so much for coming by my blog and commenting. Excited to be a follower at your lovely blog!

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  6. i like high gloss- but you know who you should really be asking: beth at hello splendor! she is the best at refinishing furniture. {she's my go-to-gal for anything home related...}

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  7. you are so right about the high gloss/lacquer look. I love it! I am lusting over a Jonathan Adler desk that is white lacquer. I think go for the gloss finish especially if it ends up looking like picture #2 or 3.
    naina

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  8. alright, alright, high gloss it is! thanks for all of the input, i can't believe it's 100% unanimous.

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  9. Gorgeous find Alison..cant wait to see it finished xo

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  10. Pretty what a great find! I would go semi gloss or glossy either way will look good - white is always a good choice, but it has such pretty lines I would be tempted to paint it a color

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  11. I never find cool pieces like that!

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