I found this awesome, nine-drawer, solid oak dresser for FREE on Craigslist. The lady said she was giving it away because it had been sitting outside and the top was all weathered, and it was missing most of the pulls. Neither of those things bothered me in the least because: A) the top being weathered made it easy-peasy to sand down to bare wood, which I wanted to do in order to stain the top and B) I was going to replace the pulls anyhoo! :)
Yep. That’s one weathered top alright.
So, after I almost broke my father-in-law enlisting him to help me pick up this heavy beast, I got out the course sandpaper and stripped what was left of the finish off the top with my palm sander. I painted the base a creamy not-quite-white and stained the top a rich, deep mahogany stain. I picked up some great black pulls from Hobby Lobby while they were half-off last week, and voila!
I LOVE those pulls…
Hope you love it as much as I do!!
This project is competing in the Furniture Makeover Challenge and the Roadkill Rescue Challenge over at The CSI Project!
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