This piece was close to my heart! Growing up one of my best friends Grampa had past away when we were in grade 9, he was an incredible carpenter…. Fast forward 12 years later, I was asked to refinish a dresser HANDMADE by his Grampa. 🥺 so of course I felt close to it! I was so happy I was able to do this for the family.
Pine Dresser Transformation | Rustic Farmhouse
It was handmade a long time ago, but still in SUCH GOOD SHAPE. this shows you the quality!
step 1. was to remove the hardware
step 2. Sand down. Even tho this dresser wasn’t painted, we were re staining the drawers and painting the frame. So sanding took about 3 hours. Thank you hubby!
srep 3. Prime, when I have a wide piece that I can use a full sized roller I take advantage because it makes the job that much faster!
Step 4. After the dresser was primed I sparkled some spots that needed some fixing. I used drywall spackle
Step 5. I then pre conditioned the drawers. This helps not allow the pine to absorb as much stain. A wood like this shows so many man made lines. So this helps level the stain.
Step 6. I then stained the drawers
Step 7. I then painted 3 coats of white paint on the frame
step 8. I used varathane poly satin finish to top coat everything about 4 times
Step 9. time to add hardware!
I am VERY happy with the outcome! Exactly what the client wanted :)