Industrial Farmhouse Dresser

7 Materials
10 Hours

I love old dressers!! They’re just built so amazingly that it doesn’t matter if it was 50+ years old there is so much life left in it. This dresser was owned by the lady I bought it from when she was 12! First thing she bought making her own money. She’s now in her early 70s! I knew that what I was gonna find underneath the old varnish was gonna be gold 😻


First things first I had to pry off the old wood handles

2nd step was to sand off the old varnish… this was a lot more elbow grease than I thought it would take.

These drawers took me 2 hours to sand 🙀

3rd thing I did was pry off the chunky base from the bottom

Than I used my skill saw to cut the edges

this is what the bottom looked like after I was done!

Next step was to prime ! I did 3 coats

After priming I added 3 coats of a slight off white paint from SICO

Than I started staining the drawers! I used minwax special walnut for this!

Next I added new hardware that I got off amazon! Gold and opal 😻😻

I used the angle brackets with wood legs from Home Depot to spice it up! And make it a bit more modern. I stained these these the same as the drawers.

I primed the drawers and the dresser with polyurethane by minwax

And there you have it! I’m obsessed

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  • Audrey Audrey on Dec 19, 2021

    How to put or replace a bottom board in a draw ,what type of wood to use ?


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  • Linda V Linda V on Nov 03, 2021

    I liked the original piece...but I am a sucker for old stained pieces! lol

  • Lisa Lisa on Nov 03, 2021

    Can I ask if you used anything over the white paint to keep from scratching? I redid my bathroom cabinets and around the drawers you can see where I have scratched them.