Enter: Dresser that came from my grandparents' guest bedroom many many years ago.
I've used this dresser for several years now, and it used to have a matching mirror to hang above it but it somehow got lost, broken, or donated before I received it. Needless to say, there are drawers that go with it, I just needed the before picture...after I had started stripping the drawers. Yes, another blogger fail on my part!
I've been holding off on redoing this dresser for awhile now for several reasons: 1.) Where else would I keep my socks while I'm redoing it; 2.) I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it; 3.) The idea of prepping it for painting and/or staining pretty much made me cringe. Once I found ASCP though the reason for hating prep work is pretty much out the window and I was in the middle of unpacking everything anyway so what's another week living out of a suitcase?
So I broke out the Furniture Refinisher (which I LOVE because it is easy and I don't have to sand) and got to work...
...on the porch...yes, I am a landlord's worst nightmare.
I originally planned on using Minwax PolyShades because who doesn't like a good shortcut?
I followed the directions PERFECTLY and still dried with these bubbly looking spots.
Cue second appearance of the Furniture Refinisher...
And enter my trusty, favorite Minwax Dark Walnut stain.
And yes, in case you are wondering, I am still on the porch...
Now it is time for the ASCP fun to begin!
At this point it was dark outside and since ASCP doesn't kill too many brain cells I decided to move the party indoors.
After coating on 2 layers of clear coats, putting the drawer pulls (which I had spray painted) back on, and reassembling the whole thing here is the final product:
I got lazy...the red drawers are spray painted.
And just to remind you how it looked before:
I will be sharing this at the Linky Parties below!