So a few weeks ago I saw this dresser listed on CL. Hubs went by and took a look at it for me. It was wayyyyyy beyond needing some TLC. The lady said she got it from some crack-house with the intention of refinishing it! Um, don't think so! Hubs paid 15 bucks for this beaut.
So glad I didn't! I'm in love with how these colors turned out!
When he got it home I thought, "Good Lord! What the heck can I do with this?" Most of the guides of the drawers were gone and the bottom drawer fell apart when I took it out.
|There was some sort of melted rubber stuck to the top.|
|Maybe used as a lion scratching post???? WTH??|
I uncovered a somewhat intact
wood top! Yay! It appeared to be a Honduran Mahogany wood, which has a nice reddish undertone to it. I refinished the top with a gel stain and sealed it with a shellac base seal-coat.
Here's the natural wood color. It wasn't in good enough shape to leave it, so I decided on very distressed look. I've been wanting to try some different colors and I figured since I only spent 15 bucks, if it didn't work out, no biggy! So I made my own chalk paint again and used Martha Stewart's "yam" mixed with some other orange and golden yellow. I just coated the whole thing with that color and then went over it in MS "Hosta" mixed with "plumage" and a little green. I used a sanding block and went to town.
Everything got finished with Minwax dark wax, which really deepened the colors and brought out the wood tones beautifully!
|Her front feet match now!|
I lightly dry brushed the top with the paint (I had already refinished and applied a seal coat)
|Urban Outfitter knobs|
|I couldn't reuse the original hardware because there wasn't enough.|
So, I had to fill in the all of the inner holes and re-drill in order to accommodate
these pulls I got from Hobby Lobby.
And to think I was actually considering just throwing this away! Never think the impossible can't be accomplished!
I had fun doing this one!