A neighbor of mine was getting new furniture and generously gave this one to me to refinish. One look and I knew I could easily make it a charcoal masterpiece.
Here’s what the dresser looked like when I received it. Stained & polyurethaned with a few minor knicks – nothing I couldn’t easily sand down.
On the plus side, it also has 5 large drawers, a strong top molding,
weighted turned feet,
and all of it’s hardware both inside and out!
Painting that hardware with a brushed nickel spray paint took about 10 seconds on each side. Presto! New hardware.
The dresser received two coats of Chalk Paint in Granite – a very dark, almost black, gray.
I then applied two coats of clear polycrylic to give it a satin sheen and protect the finish. Chalk paint requires a protective finish. Most people use wax, but I prefer the more modern finish of the polycrylic which also protects better than the wax.
The drawers were lightly polyurethaned inside & out and then new, white contact paper was applied.
Here’s the dresser next to another I found last week. Both are for sale.
If you’d like the unfinished one in a custom color, contact me right away and I’ll be happy to customize it for you. Otherwise, I’m thinking navy blue.
This tall, dark gray dresser is for sale for local pick up only in eastern Massachusetts. Please send inquiries using the Contact page.
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