How My Friend's Old Dresser Became My New Buffet

My friend snapped this pic of an old dresser she was going to toss and asked me if I wanted it. Of course I did!
Once my hubby picked it up, I coated the outside with primer after a light sanding.
After the primer dried I painted it black.
Then I applied a new coat of stain to the drawers. To finish I added a couple of coats polyurethane to the entire piece for extra durability.
I then spray painted the drawer pulls "hammered" black and reattached (once dry).
And I was all finished!
What started out as an old dresser my friend was going to toss became my new dining room buffet that I've received lots of compliments on.
So next time you see an old dresser that looks dated, stop to think about what a little paint can do. You may end up with exactly what you were looking for.
For more in depth details on this project please see my full post using the link below and until next time, happy upcycling!

Suggested materials:

  • Paint  (hardware store)
  • Polyurethane  (hardware store)
  • Primer  (hardware store)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Karla
    on Oct 5, 2016

    Hi! What color of stain dod you use? Was the poliurethane glossy?

    • Borei Design
      on Oct 5, 2016

      Hi Karla. I have a listing of all the products I used on my original blog post. You can view using the link at the bottom of this post. If you have any other questions let me know and thanks so much. :)

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