I Love a Good Flip

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I purchased this 6 drawer Bassett dresser on the Facebook marketplace. I knew it was in rough shape but know it could be sanded down and given a new life with a fresh coat of paint.


I started by removing the hardware and started filling up the holes with wood filler. Once that was dry I started sanding down the drawers. I used my orbital sander and sandpaper grit 120/220/320 to get a smooth surface.

Here the dresser was mostly sanded down. As you can tell it had light wood underneath, so I decided that I will lighten it even further with a white wash ( half part white paint half part water)

You apply that as a stain. Brush it on then wipe down the excess. I used frogtape to mark out my design on the drawers. These stripes were strategically placed to cover the previous holes as well as the drawer damages where I needed to use wood filler.

I put on new hardware that I ordered from Amazon and I applied a clear coat.

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  • Vanessa Heavens Vanessa Heavens on Jun 17, 2021

    Wow! This is a stunning transformation. I particularly love the way you did the two stripes (frog tape for the win!) - it's so unique!

  • Ddiane D Ddiane D on Jun 24, 2021

    Absolutely gorgeous and that painting. What is the name or artist!!