Buffet From a Dresser

$40
2 Days
Medium

We were given this dresser by a friend. It's a nice solid wood dresser but those detail pieces on the fron were actually plastic. I know, very odd. So we weren't quite sure what to do with it. It sat in our garage for almost a year, Until the Beard was finally like "Do something with it or it goes in the trash!" LOL So I decided to try and paint it and just see what happens.
We had seen a few pieces at furniture stores that still had the natural top and a painted bottom, and we decided that was the look we wanted.
-So we sanded the top down to the natural finish
-Taped the bottom off and stained it
-When the stain dried we polyurethaned it.
After the stain and poly dried it was time to paint the bottom.
-We cleaned the whole bottom with a degreaser
-Primed it with an oil based primer
-Then painted it Gray.
I left the handles as-is because they matched the newly stained top. I love how it turned out. it holds all of my linens, candles, and nice dishes. Very functional.

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  • Stacey @addisonmeadowslane
    on Dec 17, 2014

    @Tori Morris Sorry for the un-clear instructions. We only stained and Polyed the top of the dresser. Then primed and painted the bottom.

  • Lori
    on Dec 17, 2014

    It's really nice, you did a good job.

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