Mid Century Dresser in Greys - Upcycle
This dresser was a score! I found it at value village for 9$.... it needed love for sure but who wouldn’t attempt to at that price ?! my vision for this was my usual safe zone, white and brown wood. BUT thankfully country chic paint sent me a can of lazy linen to try on a piece of mine, so I thought I’d give it a shot! I’d love to hear what you think. I’d love the support and feedback also on my Instagram! So give me a follow 😍 and comment on my post 3 thumbs up if you found me through my HOMETALK! thanks for the support!
this beauty took some work to get to this point.
This was the before shot I took in the local value village as I paid for it!
Take a gander at this bondo patch job on some very rough finished wood. This stuff works amazing! And sands down to butter 🧈 unfortunately it’s smelly so gotta do it outside.
These legs were made pretty with some varathane special walnut stain!
Any light colour with take probably a good 3-4 coats of paint and 1 coat of primer.
- sand and prime - dewalt orbital sander with 80 grit
- bondo patch job
- sand some more, for the bondo use a bondo specific 330 grit sand sponge
- prime with country chic primer, drawers and frame.
- coat x3-4 times, sand in between coats for extra smooth finish.
- strip the 3 middle drawers
- stain with varathane sun bleached ! - turns to a grey ish colour
- coat with country chics top coat and foam sponge. Or foam brush!
- stage to beautify!!
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Published January 3rd, 2020 6:40 PM
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Very nice project!
This may be an odd question.
I use BONDO a lot on my furniture projects. In your photos, yours BONDO appears much more red than mine- suggesting you use more harder. Perhaps I am not using enough. How big are your typical batches? and about how long of working time do you get? Do you run out of harder before you use of the can of the filler?
Sorry for all the silly questions.
Below is a posting I did which show both tinter and untainted Bondo.
Bondo also make a spot filler that is one-part that comes in a tube (like toothpaste) and allows for very smooth fills, when desired.
Once again- a great project.
Using and Tinting Auto Body Filler for Wood Repair.
If you didn't want the dresser as it was, why didn't you quickly research the value of it? You took it from anywhere from several hundred to $3250 if you had sold it yourself. Now....??? AND, you knew it was mid century modern!
I'm not really sure how to foam brush. What exactly do you do with that?