Another Dresser Gets a Makeover

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This dresser came to me from a client who purchased it at a thrift store and wanted me to give it a makeover


It was dark and seemed like someone has already tried to refinish it and applied very dark varnish over the existing one. So as always I got to sanding. With sandpaper grit 120 then 220.

Here the doors are already sanded down and I loved how white the wood actually was.

The legs were too lose so I decided to take them off and replace them. I put new furniture legs from Amazon.

Once the legs were off I wanted to do a cool design on the doors of this dresser to make them look cool. So I used some frogtape to mark out a design and got to painting

Here is one if the doors still drying

For the top I also marked out a design with frogtape and used a wood stain to jazz up the now sanded down light wood.

The stain color is called flagstone

Once everything was dry I applied a polycrilyc clear coat for a durable finish.

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  • Jenny
    on Feb 16, 2021

    I bet the client was thrilled!

  • Tanya
    on Mar 18, 2021

    I love it I have the exact same piece of furniture. It happened to be my Grandmothers, she used it as a buffet and it had a matching dinning table and chairs. I love the was you designed it, great look.

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