I twisted the clamps so hard that they were bending and I was getting blisters on my hands. I never did get it closed all the way, but close enough. Nothing some wood filler wouldn't fix, right?
After I glued the inside rails back in place I was ready to start priming. I gave her two coats of Kilz oil based primer because the stain on the dresser came through the water based primer. The primer revealed that I needed to sand the wood filler that I put on the crack better.
I stained the top with Min wax dark walnut and then sealed it with rub on poly. I love my ASCP so I pulled out the old white and painted it. She's looking good so far. I sprayed the brassy handles with oil rubbed bronze spray on. For the last step I distressed her and then used a wax that I've never used before but have heard a lot about lately. It's Howard's Feed-N-Wax and I love it. I've finally found the wax that I will be using all the time now. It's in gel form and goes on so easy and wipes down great. I was very impressed with it. Here's the final result...
I love the detailing on it, perfect for distressing.
Can you see why I want this one to stay in my bedroom?
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