What I know about refinishing furniture? Not much, as it happens.
I still gave it a try though… for a good cause..
I picked this dresser up from my local charity store - it was stacked high with toys and games but it still managed to stand out to me .
I couldn't wait to get it home! FYI this dresser now lives in my bedroom - click here to see the complete bedroom reve al
It had a few wobbly handles and the legs needed tightening a bit (still it was a beaut - dont you think?)
HERES HOW I GAVE IT A MAKEOVER:
1 After the initial inspection I concluded the dresser was in generally good shape. No damaged or missing veneer to be seen.
FYI: if there had been areas that had needed repairing, here is an easy tutorial on how to fix this.
2 I cleaned the dresser with a lint free cloth
3 Next I sanded it all down with both my sander and sand paper
4 I then decided to stain the dresser for a more darker wood patina - I did this using dark wax (the stuff really smells be warned)
Using a brush, I brushed on the dark wax to small sections of the dresser, and then quickly removed the excess with a rag .
5 Finally I ended with a bit of character - I dry brushed on some white chalk paint to the bottom of the dresser
What do you think?
Suggested materials for this project:
- Chalk paint
- Dark wax