Diane
Diane
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Bedroom Dresser

2 Materials
$150
10 Hours
Easy

Dresser painted and updated.
bedroom dresser
This is the original dresser. Mirror was not attached when I picked it up. I paid $100 for this on a buy and sell site.  Total cost including this is approx. $150. I had some gouges to repair which I did with wood filler.  I found worm holes in the drawers which concerned me
bedroom dresser
I washed it with soap and water, then lightly sanded where it needed it.  Sanded the top more because I wanted to stain this surface.
bedroom dresser
I wallpapered the inside of the top 3 drawers and I stenciled the sides of all the drawers.My finished dresser.  I applied 1 coat of Zinsser BIN primer to start. Then 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint to the dresser, wallpaper for the 3 small drawers and 2 coats of Annie Sloan Graphite for the bottom and to accentuate around the mirror.  I applied 5 light coats of Minwax Classic Grey stain for the top.   Topped the stained top with 3 coats of Polycrylic.  I used a stencil and chalk paint to stencil the sides of the drawers. I used craft acrylic paint (silver and bronze) on the hardware and bought new clear knobs for the small drawers.
bedroom dresser
My finished project.  I applied 1 coat of Zinsser Bin primer/sealer, 2coats of Fusion mineral paint Lamp White, 2 coats of Annie Sloan Graphite to the bottom and to accentuate the mirror.  I stained the top with 5 light coats of Minwax Classic Grey stain and finished it with 3 coats of polycrylic.  I used a stencil and chalk paint for the sides of the drawers. I painted the hardware with silver and bronze acrylic paints and added clear knobs to the top row of drawers. This is now in my bedroom and I absolutely love it. 

Suggested materials:

  • Fusion Mineral paint, Minwax stain and AS chalk paint
  • Polycrylic sealer and wallpaper

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  • Erica Gott
    on Oct 29, 2017

    OK, THIS is a gorgeous rescue of a style I don't normally go for. I'd totally have that in my home! You did a fabulous job.

  • Julie Brown
    on Nov 21, 2017

    So beautiful. I have just purchased a desk from St Vincent de Paul for $20 and you have really inspired me. Wish me luck.
    Julie, NSW Australia

    • Diane
      on Nov 21, 2017

      Thank you Julie. I'm very happy that I've inspired you. Make sure you post pics if your desk too.

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