I hope you all had a good 4th! Ours was very low key. We finished our work around the house early, then we worked out, grilled out, and then hung out with the neighbors while watching the fireworks. We have some new neighbors down the street who bought a ton of huge fireworks, so we just sat back and enjoyed.
Sunday was hot as the blazes of Hell, so I stayed inside and finished up the project down below.
My parents found today’s piece at an estate sale at 75% off on the last day.
It was banged-up in spots, and whoever tried to refinish it before we found it must have been blind because it was a mess. The stain was patchy at best, and there must have been a quarter-inch of poly on the top. It was rough, but everything still slid really well, and I loved how it looked.
I started by sanding down the top.
I then used some stain wipes a company had sent me (they look like dark tinted baby wipes). The color they showed on the package looked perfect, but once the stain dried it was a horrible, orangey color that I could not live with — which meant I had to sand it down again.
Once I got the color I wanted, which was Dark Walnut, I painted the bottom with Plaster Paint in Old Red.
After the paint was dry, I distressed all of the edges with a sanding block, and I went over parts of the cabinet with my orbital sander.
I waxed the whole piece with clear wax and spray painted the hardware with Rustoleum’s Pure Gold spray paint.
This is a piece that I did for a client’s little boy’s bedroom. This is his bedding.
Isn’t this the cutest?
I hadn’t done a red dresser makeover since this one.
Red isn’t a color I use often, but after the results of this one I’m thinking I should use it more often.
This is going to look perfect in that little boy’s room and it is a piece that he can enjoy for life.
Thanks Paula! Can’t wait to see you next week!
I Love this. I had a dresser like this in my first bedroom. What did you use on the top?
Thanks Kelly! I used Minwax’s Dark Walnut and several coats of tung oil.
Marie@The Interior Frugalista says
It’s beautiful Shanna especially with the dark walnut top!
Thank you Marie!
This turned out beautiful Shanna, love the red color with the stained top.
Thanks Lauren! I hope to see you at Haven!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
That is going to be perfect in his room! Great job! XO
Ashley Harding says
Love the color on this piece! Definitely eye catching. Great job!