You'll notice one leg is a full orb, the other a half. Not sure what happened there. Let's call it character.
Do you follow those furniture refinishing blogs and wonder how they can forget to take a before picture? I was always like psh. How can you forget?? It's so important! And then I did it. I brought my dresser downstairs and had to run some errands. My dad was super nice since I was stressed for time and offered to sand it for me (he even glued the bottom back together since it was falling apart a bit) and I realized when I got home that I forgot to take a before picture. Shame on me! I'm sorry furniture refinishing bloggers for judging you in the past. Never again.
I managed to find a picture of the dresser before it was sanded from when I redid my bedroom last year. It's a really nice quality dresser but when my mom was younger, she and her sister decided to "antique" it. They made some interesting choices.
As you can see, the bones were still great. It had amazing, wonderful little details. It just needed a little TLC. Here it is lying outside, mid-sanding and gluing when I panicked and realized I hadn't taken the picture.
The top especially needed some love. It had some weird, thick circular mark on it.
Here is what I did to it:
-Color: Glidden White on White (2 coats)
-Hardware: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze
After my dad did a wonderful job sanding it, I primed it with Kilz primer and then put two coats of Glidden White on White on it. Because I'm not planning on using it for anything besides being a dresser, I didn't think it needed the polyurethane to protect it. I'm tying all of my pieces together with the Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze hardware. Here they are before I sprayed them. The dresser handles are the pointy ones (the others are for my desk).
Here is the after. I think it looks amazing - so clean and crisp.
Here it is from another view.
A close up of the lovely oil rubbed bronze hardware.
Did you forget what it looked like before? Don't worry; it's okay. I want to forget it too.
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