I picked up this dresser from a client that I built a couple benches for.. She had all sorts of goodies in her barn, and around the house, and this was one of them! I saw the potential immediately.. curvy drawers, everything solid wood.. yep, tons of potential!
While potential was there, a lot of work was as well.. Someone had filled in every scratch with Bondo. I planned to paint the entire base of the dresser, so that wasn't an issue.. But the top had to be sanded thoroughly. I used my palm sander, first with 80 grit to get it all off, and then switched to 150 grit. After that, I used what I don't know that I would even refer to it as a sanding block anymore.. it's basically a block.. :) Very smooth, and makes my tops nice and slick!
What a difference right?!
I decided to go with one of my favorite darker colored stains, called Dark Walnut. I think it was perfect for this piece.
I replaced the hardware as well. Picked up these cute pulls from Lowes. These were less than two bucks a piece! Have you ever had to replace hardware on a dresser before and struggled to find something that looks like it's for furniture and not kitchen cabinets? Well I have! But this is my second time using this same hardware. Last time I painted them a creamy color and distressed them.
I just love finding pieces that have potential and transforming them into something beautiful! I couldn't ask for a better job!
I hope you all have a lovely week! It's 78 degrees here in Boise today! And I'm LOVIN it!
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