My client inherited this dresser from her great grandmother and wanted to be able to use it and perhaps later on use it in her nursery.
Art Deco Dresser in a Whole New Light
Structurally it was solid. But had some veneer damage and just needed to be sanded and given a new finish. She wanted a modern clean look, so we went with white and wood look.
I started sanding with my electric sander grit 120/220/320.
Once the drawers, top and sides were sanded I applied this penetrating stain.
Look at that gorgeous wood grain!
I used frogtape to make sure I didn't paint the wood. I applied 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of valspar furniture and cabinet paint in white.
As I mentioned the drawers had veneer damage so I used wood filler to fix that. It still didn't quite match so I decided to paint a stripe on the top and bottom of each drawer to cover the filler.
I applied polycrilyc clear coat on top of the wood surfaces. And spray painted the hardware gold to give it new life. And just like that this dresd looks like a million bucks now. If you like this transformation and like to see more in real-time follow me on Instagram @andreapalmai.