Pine Dresser Transformation | Rustic Farmhouse

Ally | flop.or.not
by Ally | flop.or.not
6 Materials
3 Days

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 if I knew how 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.

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 :)

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  • Suzanne Novoselac Suzanne Novoselac on Jun 15, 2021

    When you said you used drywall "sparkle". Did you mean "spackle"? Sparkle makes no sense.

  • Patty Patty on Jun 15, 2021

    Why did you prime before you used the spackle?

  • Leslie Leslie on Jun 18, 2021

    May I ask why you used spackle instead of wood filler? Makes no sense to me.

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  • Ethel Kirkpatrick Ethel Kirkpatrick on Jun 15, 2022

    Fantastic make over... love that you left the wood... but just a little better than it was. All in all... a great piece! Bravo!

  • Robbie Robbie on Jun 17, 2022

    Love the results. I may have removed the bottom trim to update it but it was Grampa’s creation so I understand leaving it.