My daughter found this dresser for me at a yard sale. Isn't it nice to have family and friends who help you out when they see furniture at yard sales or thrift store's? I consider this a retro style and since I haven't refiinished this style before I'm kind of at a loss for what to do with it. As you can see it's pretty banged up so I got out the nail gun, wood glue, wood filler and went to work, (that make's a lot of hard work sound so simple doesn't it?).
On one side the bottom was peeling pretty bad. I took a razor knife and straight edge and scored all the way across the dresser so I would have a nice clean edge when I lifted the laminate.
Now I had a single edge to wood fill instead of all those jagged one's.
I applied a good amount of wood filler and then glued the bottom boards together.
I decided to paint it a creamy yellow color and spray paint the original handles silver. The cream color looked too plain by it's self so I added some paris gray to it.
I love the handles on this piece, so very retro!
The picture doesn't do it justice, or maybe it does. I can't qute get used to the boxiness of this style. So this is my second paint job, tomorrow I will be trying a different one to see if I like it better. Any idea's for me, they are more then welcome.
Okay, I just didn't like it!!! I had to redo it again, I know, I know, what can I say?
I painted it all the same color and the top is ASCP graphite. I then used Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze to redo the handle's. I really didn't like them spray painted silver even though that was their original color. I also put a little bit bigger handle's on the top drawer. I like it better, infact it's kinda a cute....finally.
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