This is a before photo! You can see it’s been well loved and ready to be refreshed. You’ll want to gather your tools & materials:
•orbital hand sander
• sand paper (I used 220 grit)
• wood glue
• jig saw
• paint brushes
The first thing we do is remove the hardware and give the piece a good wash down. Depending on how grimy it is, I sometimes use an old vegetable brush or an old tooth brush to get in all the detail work and corners. Also depending on how much dirt and build up are on the piece determines if I use soap and water or a vinegar and water solution to wash down the piece. There are many different cleaning “recipes” that people use. These just happen to be the ones I like.
During the wash down phase, we take note of any damage to the piece that will need extra attention or fixing. This dresser had two broken drawer bottoms that needed attention.