I found this dresser on Facebook MarketPlace for $20! The woman who sold it to me said it was her Grandfather's and it's been in his house for as long as she can remember. For $20 it was a great price and in great shape!
Sanded and Bleached Antique Dresser
I did it again! I bleached another piece of furniture and I love the way it came out. You might have seen the first piece I did here, and I liked the way it turned out I decided to do it again. This time on a dresser!
There are two ways you can go about refinishing a piece like this to get the old color off, you can strip it with paint stripper or you can sand it.
I choose to sand it...and trust me it takes time and a little elbow grease. But it's so worth it.
As you can see from the picture it's a huge difference in color once it's sanded. At this point I didn't know if I was going to need to bleach it or not. I was loving the raw wood.
Once the piece was sanded I liked the color but there was still a hint of orange left in the piece. So I bleached it.
I used regular household bleach and poured some on a rag. Make sure you wear gloves! Once I had it on the rag, I simply wiped the whole piece down.
I did this about 4 times waiting 30 minutes in between. The picture is after bleaching it.
To seal the piece I like to use a matte polycrylic sealer.
I put the original hardware back on, and it looks great! It's the perfect piece for our cottage on the lake!
Have you tried bleaching furniture yet?
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