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DIY Vintage Airplane Dresser

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My lil mooch needed a new dresser for his "big boy room". He wanted planes and trains on everything. So I pulled out a vintage waterfall dresser and got to work.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
First I had to strip this guy. I used soy gel stripper and made repairs to the drawers and frame.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
After cleaning up from the stripper and a light sanding, I pulled out some colored gel stains to get to work.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
I first used Unicorn SPiT in the three trees collection to stain the entire dresser.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
The body of the dresser I went ahead and sealed with General Finishes Arm r Seal over the stained Unicorn SPiT.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
Then I found the plane my son picked out and using the picture for reference centered my design and started drawing the outline.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
I mixed several custom colors for the plane using UnicornSpit.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
I painted each drawer by lining them up together on the floor.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
Once the plane was done I installed new hardware from D Lawless Hardware and sealed all the drawers with Arm r Seal.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
All finished!
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture
He loves it and we even found a few vintage planes online to hang from the ceiling.
  • diy vintage airplane dresser, painted furniture

Materials I used for this project:

  • Unicorn SPiT   (Renaissance Lady)
  • Arm r Seal   (General Finishes)
  • Hardware   (D Lawless Hardware)

To see more: http://www.facebook.com/jburnsdesign

Got a question about this project?

  • Anita Moulpied Holland

    Love it, very nice!

  • Connie Hill
    Connie Hill Mora, MO

    Mooch is a lucky little boy, to have such a talented mother!

  • Susi Schuele
    Susi Schuele Sussex, WI

    So very cute!!! What a great way to freshen the look and preserve the natural beauty at the same time! Beautiful!

  • Jen Burns
    Jen Burns Saint Louis, MO

    Thank you everyone! My children definitely give me my longest list of projects.

  • Linda Crandall
    Linda Crandall Chandler, AZ

    So pretty Jen! Love the way the plane just flies off the drawers in 3 D

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