Nancy Roberta
Nancy Roberta
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  • Brainerd, MN

Old Old Dresser


This old dresser had seen better days. Someone had made deep gouges in the top and drawers - I am sure there were many in it and they decided to add to it.
old old dresser, painted furniture
My husband was so sweet and sanded the best he could.
old old dresser, painted furniture
He thinks this dresser is around 80 years old. You can see the gouging here on the drawers.
old old dresser, painted furniture
Not sure if these side boards are original or added .....
old old dresser, painted furniture
I washed it up and painted it all with Kilns. It stunk too. Musty.
old old dresser, painted furniture
At first I was going to paint the sides white but.....seemed like a lot of work taping and all.
old old dresser, painted furniture
I ordered a daisy stencil from Joann Fabrics. My first attempt wasn't that good but I got the hang of it. I haven't stenciled for years. Kinda fun!
old old dresser, painted furniture
you can still see all the gouges but I think it is okay.
old old dresser, painted furniture
I stenciled white on the black on the top, back and sides.
old old dresser, painted furniture
this is now in my craft room - a nice addition.

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  • Valerie
    on Jun 26, 2017

    Hi, I love what you have done with the dresser!! What type of paint did you use to paint the dresser and did you put a sealant on it?

    Thank you Val
  • Joan McKenna
    on Sep 2, 2017


    What kind of paint do you use on a dresser that is 60 years old .. it's 'shiny' blonde, and I don't think it was expensive. The drawers are raw wood, but the outside is 'shiny',,,,, & smooth. No gouges or anything in it. Do you think I would have to sand it down? Any suggestions would be so welcome. Thanks

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