I found this dresser at Goodwill the other day. I was looking for some drawers to go in my closet, and thought this would work. It was a little too long for the space, so of course I had to transform it to sell it.
This was after I already stripped to the top with paint stripper...
I started to just sand, but the gloss finish was so hard, it would not budge under my little palm sander.
The paint stripper did the job perfectly...quick and easy!
I stained it with Mahogany stain after sanding with very fine sandpaper.
Right at the end I rubbed with some MinWax Wax.
The body and drawers were primed with Zinzer 123 primer, and then painted with some Oops paint from Lowes I had. A sort of a off-white/greyish color.
The hardest work of the whole project was the sanding/distressing after. Did not distress too much, but enough to give it a lived in look.
After buying different handles at Habitat Restore and spraying it with ORB, I decided to go with the original hardware, as is. I just liked the look more. It added to the warm tone of the rest of the piece.
O, and I wiped some glaze tinted with dark stain on, and wiped off to give it an older look.
It looked a little too dirty, so I dry brushed some white over again.
Sorry about the overload of pictures, but I am so in love with this piece..
It is going to the new consignment store in my neighborhood,
L.E.A. Consignment . You have got to check it out if you live anywhere near Phoenix. It is a wonderful store with beautiful things..
Hu Uhm...they do sell my stuff, after all... :-)
Hope you like this as much as I do!
What do you think?
..and the other parties listed on my parties page..