I wanted to update this dresser and make it something that fits in a home with lighter colors. I picked white wash and white combo as my design and got to work.
Light and Bright
I purchased this mid century modern dresser on my local Facebook marketplace and I knew I scored as it turned out to be solid wood!
Sanded down the whole dresser with my electric orbital sander. Sand paper grit 120,180,220,320
All sanded down! Like I mentioned it before it was solid wood and had a reddish tint. Cedar maybe? I'm not sure...
I started painting it with valspar furniture and cabinet paint. I wanted to keep the original hardware and luckily it was solid brass and cleaned up nice after I boiled it in a vinegar/water mix.
The inside of the drawers were lined with peel and stick paper from the 50's it wasn't my vibe so I definitely wanted to take it out but it seemed harder than I originally thought...
I went ahead and grabbed my hair dryer and held it on top of it for a couple of seconds and that finally worked like magic. The heat melted the glue and that thing peeled off in seconds. And in one piece most importantly!
I used a white wash on the top and the legs and applied water based clear coat once it was dry.
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