Vintage Dresser Before and After Makeover
I am quite partial to vintage dressers with pretty curved drawers and sweet details. When I saw this dresser at my local thrift shop, it had clearly seen better days, but the lovely vintage details were still there. The top looked as though someone previously had started to refinish it, but gave up. I decided to take over where the previous owner had left off.
The original hardware was gone, and the existing finish was in very bad shape. I stripped the finish from the dresser down to bare wood and then sanded the entire dresser.
I stained the top and upper drawers with General Finishes gel stain in Antique Walnut. I painted the rest of the dresser with General Finishes milk paint in Coastal Blue. I sealed the entire piece with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat.
I shined up the original brass keyhole covers with Brasso, and added new brass bow knobs to the top drawers and brass cup pulls to the lower drawers.
The original casters (wheels) were also missing, so I added replacement wood casters to the feet.
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Published February 20th, 2017 1:20 PM
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