Custom Oak Base | Dresser

6 Materials
5 Days

This dresser is by far my biggest transformation to date!

this was for a friend who gave me full creative power, I was so glad because o had such a vision for this piece the first time I saw it!

Before 😳 chunky, and bulky. We’re my first thoughts when I saw this.

Soooo many drawers haha. Thankfully I was just painting the whole dresser, so all I did was scuff sand.

Since I was making a custom base for this, I had to remove the old trim. First time doing this to a dresser so I wasn’t sure how it was going to work…

My husband used painters tape to line up where he was going to cut off.

I was so fortunate that it was a solid bas under it!

I then primed the drawers with shellac bin primer form zinsser

I did 3 coats of primer

I painted the dresser in a very off white almost cream colour… antique white by behr paint

After I top coated everything in varathanes satin poly, about 4 times!!

I added the new hardware and than my husband began to attach the custom oak base

And this is where I fell in love!

not gonna lie this dresser is a freaking beast! So heavy. But also very durable 🥰

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  • Patricia Patricia on Jun 24, 2021

    beautiful piece! No instructions for the oak base?

  • Patricia Zehner Patricia Zehner on Jun 24, 2021

    Great job! It's beautiful! In your list of material you mentioned the Bb forsch transformation powder, when do you use it? Thank you


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  • Sabah Sabah on Jun 30, 2021

    It turned out beautiful! Do you have instructions on how to build the base?I would love to do something like that. TIA

  • Sso49701707 Sso49701707 on Sep 06, 2021

    I loved the ideia ! I want to try with my son's pine wood chest draws👍🤗