Saved From the Dump

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I got this mid century modern dresser on my local Facebook marketplace for $50. It had some veneer whipping and a finish that was in bad shape.


I wanted to light it up a little bit, so I knew I was going to use white paint and a white wash on this dresser. First thing was to start sanding it down with my orbital sander 120,220,320 grit.

All sanded down. I was going to add new hardware, I used wood filler to fill in the holes from the original hardware and purchased new brass hardware from Amazon.

I used a white was on the wood. That is half white paint half water. You apply it with a brush and wipe it down with a cloth. It's pretty much like a water based stain. The top had some oily damage on the veneer so I want ahead and created a design on the top that would strategically cover those areas. Once everything was dry I applied polycrilyc clear coat on the wood surface and it was time for photos

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  • Paula Paula on Aug 05, 2021

    Our bath vanity is brown and we would like to change it to gray. Would this work with just using gray paint and water?

    My husband thinks it is too much work to sand, prime and paint due to the fact we will probably be selling in a year or two but we already put gray tile down and it looks funky.

  • Mickey Mickey on Aug 13, 2021

    What a transformation! Wonderful!