Just Like Magic

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I have purchased this dresser on my local the Facebook marketplace. The paint was chipping on it but it had a great modern look and was made of solid wood. It was a dresser made by United furniture based on the brand mark inside the drawer.


The hardware must have been changed out when it's got it's makeover. I wanted a different look so I later changed them to brass hardware which I ordered on Amazon.

The top was heavily chipped but seemed that the wood was all intact, so I decided to sand it down!

I sanded it down with 120/220/320 grit.

The top cleaned up nice.

I sanded down the legs and base as well and lightly sanded down the the rest of the dresser to prepare it for paint.

I stained the top, inside drawers and the legs with flagstone stain. For the body I used fusion mineral paint in color goddess Ashwaganda. I really love this paint and is perfect for painting furniture. Doesn't require a top coat or wax but I did top coat everything with water based polyurethane for a durable finish.

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  • Robyn Garner
    Robyn Garner
    on Jan 28, 2021

    WoWzers! You couldn't even see the mid-century lines and detailing before! Beautiful

  • Trudy
    on Jan 30, 2021

    Great find! You did a great job giving it a new life!

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