I found this beauty on craigslist for $25.00. I loved the look of it and instantly knew it would be perfect with some love.
Hint: Instead of sanding the piece, I used a deglosser. It was super easy and clean! A simple wipe and go!
I then used a paint/primer in one…
The best part about this project, is that the natural wood grain showed through the red paint…
I have finally finished, and can’t wait to show it off. This dresser and I have lots of history together, but who would have ever thought I would one day use it as a buffet…( laughing inside)!
If you want to the the original story of this dresser go here.
So here was the plan…
I changed it up a little bit to make it work with my black chairs. See here.
Here are a few pictures of the whole process…
I used CitriStrip and Sand paper to remove the old varnish from the dresser. The Citristrip worked OK for this project. Next time I may just go with the heavy duty stripper. I had a hard time removing some of the left over residue, so I had to use mineral oil.
Once all the Citristrip GOO was off, I started priming the dresser with KILZ general purpose primer.
I then went on to paint the bottom with a white interior paint that I had used on other things and same with the top. I painted it black.
When I was finished, it looked so amazing. But then with every project, there is usually a WHOOPS…I will tell you about that tomorrow!
Happy Tuesday! Paint with Love