Have a wooden dresser with good bones, but looks worn? Try refinishing it as an easy do it yourself project. Before:
All it took was a little sandpaper and a palm sander. First coarse, then fine. Sanded the whole thing in 2 evenings. Took the third evening to seal with polyurethane. Add some new knobs and it looks new. I've also used citrus paint stripper on other projects. This worked well for a dresser that had many nooks and crannies that a palm sander didn't get to very well.
Cost: about $20 for sandpaper and knobs.
OMG.. Nathan has the same exact dresser.. I'll have to post a photo.. same scratches .. been hoping to refinish it this summer.. what did you use for sealer/stain? Looks great..ReplyDelete
You totally should give it a try! The results are so worth it. All I did was either use polyurethane or minwax antique oil finish to coat it. Not sure which one, I switch back and forth between the two. I like keeping the natural wood look. I think it only took me three evenings to do. Not a hard project at all.ReplyDelete