Old Favorite ❤️

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An old dresser reloved after its mirror was broken in a move. It has really deep drawers an good bones so a push to the curb was not likely.
The original color was a stained brownish color, then it was painted black and then painted again green with yellow gold stenciling. I started by removing the drawers and applying a spray on stripper called Goof Off that I purchased from Lowes home improvement store. I used two cans on the whole piece because it had been painted twice before plus the original stain. It needed a good stripping and it got one.
This picture shows the piece has been stripped, sanded and ready to paint.
The final step was applying the color. I didn't just want a single color so I first stained the drawers with a color by Varathage called American Walnut. I waited overnight and applied another coat of stain. While that was drying I painted the chest with a Sherwin Williams color named Salty Dog. It's a beautiful blue but I wanted it navy so instead of buying more paint I mixed some black with it and made it a darker blue which looks beautiful. I polished the original brass knobs and, Whala!! My reloved dresser has new life.
Suggested materials:
  • Goof Off spray stripper, American Walnut stain by Varathage, and Sherwin Williams Ovation color Sa   (Lowes Home Improvement Store)
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