My mother-in-law gifted us some beautiful (but dated) pieces of high quality furniture. My mission was to modernize the piece and make it more suitable for our taste and the style of our home.
First I removed the old hardware and cleaned the piece with KRUD kutter. Then I got to work removing the scroll trim on the base by unscrewing it from the bottom and cutting it off with my reciprocating saw. After a quick sanding it was looking much better and I was ready to clean the piece again and add a coat of primer!
With one coat of primer on I began to paint, this piece took 3 coats of Benjamin Moore advance paint in the color backwoods. I love how easily this paint levels itself and highly recommend light coats for best smooth coverage.
Next up I applied peel and stick wallpaper (that will be featured in the room) into the drawers as a sort of liner. I like that it ties the room together and makes for a nice clean surface for storage in an old dresser. All you do it cut your pieces to size, remove backing and smooth inside drawer.
Finally I purchased new hardware with clean lines and a beautiful raw wood touch!
I think paint, peel and stick liner, and new handles can give any old piece of furniture new life! Do you like the transformation?