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Gorgeous Before and After: Refinished Dresser

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I found an incredible solid wood, serpentine front dresser on Craigslist for $50! All it needed was a bit of refinishing to make it shine.
Before: in good shape, but the finish had a lot of wear.
I decided to stain the top, and paint the bottom with Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint. Starting to strip the top!
Here you can see the difference between the painted drawer with no wax, and the painted drawer with dark wax. It muted the bright blue, and added a lot of character.
The finished product - now one of my favorite pieces!
If you would like more details on how I refinished this piece, check out my blog at www.practicallyrevived.com!

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Apr 1, 2014

    This is gorgeous!

  • Rachel Nelson
    Rachel Nelson Austin, TX
    on Apr 1, 2014

    I really like this. I have a french dresser set just like this and haven't decided how I'm going to redo it. This is definitely at the top of the list.

    • Laura
      Laura Alexandria, VA
      on Apr 1, 2014

      @Rachel Nelson That's awesome! I'd love to see pictures when you're done! :)

  • Janet Smith
    Janet Smith College Station, TX
    on Apr 1, 2014

    Really lovely! I love that people are updating and reusing old pieces instead of sending them to the landfills. Your piece is simply stunning!

  • Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    Cher @ Designs By Studio C Houston, AR
    on Apr 1, 2014

    I have that exact same dresser... Yours is GORGEOUS!! Now, you've given me an idea...

  • Days of Chalk and Chocolate
    Days of Chalk and Chocolate Trenton, NJ
    on Apr 1, 2014

    That blue is stunning! You nailed that redo! It came out beautifully!

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