The only thing I would do differently is maybe stencil a design on the drawers to give it more character and texture.
This is what the dresser looked like before (thanks, Rebecca!):
First, I primed it with Zinnser water-based primer which is a huge step up from the leftover drywall primer I have been using. (Zinnser primer has an oil based primer too, but I wanted water based...I'll get adventurous and try oil-based one of these days. I heard it's great!)
Second, I painted 3-4 coats of Color Place (the Wal-Mart brand) Timeout Turquoise in semi-gloss using a mini foam roller brush (also from Wal-Mart) and that was it! No sanding or anything.
|Color Place True Turquoise|
|Mini foam roller from Wal-Mart|
One last look:
This baby will be at the Fall Festival in Cameron, Missouri on Saturday (October 20th, 2012). I'm so totally excited for it!
Thanks for looking!