I spotted this old dresser with a missing drawer covered with junk in a thrift shop. What if I took that drawer guide out , and called it a media cabinet or buffet instead? Why not? Even I can do that!
After getting it home I cleaned it up and sanded the top. I was pleased to find it high quality Drexel and sturdy with the exception of the missing drawer.
Removed the drawer guide and cut a board to fit in the missing drawer space. Found some old trim and added it to finish the edge.
After the base coat dried, used two other colors to blend into the paint to add depth to the finish. I worked in small areas so I could blend the paint before it dried.
Drilled holes in the drawers and added new knobs. Reassembled the cabinet hinges, and hardware. Makes a nice new buffet!
Materials I used for this project:
- General Finishes Java Gel Stain (Woodcraft)
- Modern Masters Gold Paint (Benjamin Moore)
- Sherwin Williams Pro Classic (Sherwin Williams)