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Trae’s Dresser

My sister wanted to do something special for her stepson so this fall we scoured thrift stores to find him a dresser. His current dresser was too small, outdated and made of MDF- not worth refinishing. At the fifth thrift store we found this gem…

Before

GemI used chemical stripper to really get the top layer off, then I sanded the details.

Stripper

Looking rough

 

 

Naked-ish

Getting tired.

Once it was all kinds of naked, I had to do a bit of maintenance on the middle drawer because it was super crooked. Basically, there was an old fix that didn’t really fix anything. The drawer had broken and been nailed back together, but this old craftsmanship relied heavily on tongue and groove design, so tossing a couple nails in the mix wasn’t exactly consistent with it. I had to add some wood and scootch the bottom of the drawer over, plus add a chunk of wood as “padding” to even the side height.

As you can see from my face, I am getting extremely worn out from this drawer/project. My face is even a bit puffy.

As you can see from my face, I am getting extremely worn out from this drawer/project. My face is even a bit puffy. Pretty, right?

Glue

Piece

Next I stained and painted. Stenciled, stained some more, painted dots, and added knobs…you’ll see what I mean.

BARE

Stain

STENCIL

MORE STAIN

Drawers

Knobs

Done

I think I’ll call it a success…

(even if I have a trippy picture to show for it.)

Love?

In action

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  1. Pingback: Traes Dresser Renovation! « Space-Lift

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