Nautical Dresser Makeover

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I was looking for a dresser for our condo in Myrtle Beach, that we could use beside the bed as a nightstand & extra storage. I found this vintage dresser which was just about the perfect size at a local antique store for $157. It was pretty solid structurally & didn't need much work to clean up. It just needed to look nautical.
Finished dresser
Before doing any work.
I removed the hardware & sanded the drawer fronts. I decided that trying to sand the rest of the dresser would be difficult, so I used Citri-strip to strip the stain from the rest of the dresser.
Front after stripping
Back after stripping & drawer fronts painted.
I painted the drawer fronts with chalk paint & then distressed. The dresser I started with several coats of pickling stain & decided it was too white. I added a coat of weathered oak stain which gave it more of the driftwood look I was going for. I then added 3/8 inch rope for handles just tied inside the drawers.
Finished project.
Finished product.
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