Here’s how to give a Dresser a great little Redo!
Find the ugliest, most beat up piece of furniture you can find. Take a picture so you can remind yourself how amazing you are when you are finished.
- Wipe dresser down with a clean rag
- Remove all hardware
- Fill holes where hardware was.
- Once the wood filler has dried, lightly sand the dresser and drawers
with 120 grit sandpaper.
- Wipe dresser down again with a clean rag, and apply two coats of paint.
- I used Glidden White (the base paint, so its as white as it gets.)
On the dresser you’ll follow some of the same basic steps, just in different order.
- Lightly sand the dresser with 120 grit sand paper.
- If you aren’t distressing it, I’d then go over it with 220 so it’s smooth.
- Give it a couple coats of paint.
- Once it’s completely dry, take 80 grit sand paper and rough up all those edges.
- Then wipe it down with a clean rag.
Time to stain! I always wear latex gloves so I don’t get messy. My go to color is Dark Walnut and it’s made by Minwax.
- Dip an old rag in the varnish
- Wipe it on the dresser
- Then wipe off immediately with a clean rag or paper towels.
- Finish it off with Rust-Oleum finishing spray.
- Mark and place new hardware.