Little Black Dresser | Furniture Flip

6 Materials
$80
2 Days
Medium

‘Beauty can be found,

Beauty in old

Beauty in new

Beauty can be found if your looking for it

Don’t disregard what the eye naturally perceives as worthless 🖤


This dresser, as soon as I saw it, I knew that it had to be black! A dark beauty! I’m not naturally drawn to dark pieces, but I couldn’t help my need to have this one dark.

Before

It wasn’t awful to begin with. But sometimes the beauty is overlooked, when your not looking! I watched this piece of Facebook go from being listed at 100$ for weeks and I got it for 35$, people had no interest in this at this point.

Sand!

It’s amazing what’s underneath.

Drawers before sanding

This took 60 grit scuffing with my orbital sander

Scuff

The places where I wasn’t going to stain, didn’t need to be taken down to bare wood, it would just be more work that wasn’t needed.

Taping

I wanted the illusion that this piece had A separate Base. So I taped of where I wanted it to begin.

Prime

I primed 3 coats because the cherry looking stain is Always bad for bleeding.

Priming done

I used zinsser shellac based primer

Country chic paint - Rocky Mountain

I did 3 coats

Added antique wax

After I added the wax I sanded with 220 grit than top coated

Hard ware

I’m obsessed with this hardware! I got on amazon for dirt cheap!

Done! Vision accomplished

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Peggy Kortefai Dorriety
    on Sep 25, 2020

    How are you using this piece, which room? Nice project.

    • Allysha | flop.or.not
      on Sep 25, 2020

      It’s actually for sale I have a client buying next week and I think it’s a statement piece for her Bedroom !

  • Hb
    on Sep 25, 2020

    Why is the link for knobs, for knobs that look nothing like the ones on the dresser ?

  • Lori
    on Sep 29, 2020

    I'm not familiar with using wax on furniture. Is there one kind that's best? What do you mean by putting a top coat on after the wax dried? Is that a coat of paint?

    • Allysha | flop.or.not
      on Sep 29, 2020

      I used an antique wax from country chic paint, that makes it kind of rustic looking but than I top coated it with a clear protective layer of paint.

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  • Alyson
    on Sep 26, 2020

    This is gorgeous!!!! And one of the best tutorials I've ever seen: pithy explanations with perfect photos along the way. Am especially impressed with the idea to make the base look separate, and how well that turned out. Damn, I love this! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  • Carolyn from NH
    on Sep 26, 2020

    I did my dresser last summer. Left the top natural and the bottom ( has no legs) plain also. The draw pull knobs plain also. The rest in painted a little lighter the navy blue. Wish I could post it but at my age this stuff confuses me.

    Yours came out great. Love your idea, thanks for sharing.

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