About a month ago I was taking the trash out and saw this awesome dresser sitting outside by the street. I immediately ran inside to get Paul to ‘come and look at something with me’ (knowing he was going to end up helping me carry it back to the house)
The dresser looked pretty decent on the whole, just needed some cleaning and new drawer bottoms..
Even though the blue was an awesome color, it was faded and chipping off in places (and I have a yellow sewing desk – as a Buckeye it just didn’t seem right to have Michigan colored furniture). We used paint thinner to help take off some of the paint, after a few minutes it started to look like this..It looks like this isn’t the first time someone has given the dresser new life. As we scrapped off the blue, we found a lovely layer of red paint..Paul sanded the rest of the paint off while I scrapped the drawers..A half gallon of paint thinner, and 9 sanding pads later..
One layer of paint down.. We decided to wood stain just the top..
Remember those nasty drawers?
The finished product..Originally this was going to hold my crafting supplies, but after talking it over we decided it would work well in the living room.