Hey everyone!! I hope your weekend has been fabulous! Im sad thats it almost over – but, i have some fun stuff in the shop this week and im kinda excited to get back to work in the shop tomorrow – man, i LOVE my job!!!
I have a quick before & after that i found while going through my pics today – and it was a big change so i thought i would share it with ya. It started as a classic 70′s style dresser…beauty eh’ ???
One thing i def didnt like was the hardware that was on the drawers. I totally forgot to take pics of what i did, but i removed the hardware and then put a small strip of thin wood down the center and then caulked the seems. In the after pics you can see that it looks as of there was never hardware there – it gave it a nice seamless look.
Also – i chucked those nasty cabinet doors – wasnt feelin those!
I also had to take off the top and replace it with a new one. The top was in bad shape and it was laminate. So i put a new piece of wood on top with some simple trim around the edges to give it a finished look – again no before pic of that – sorry!
I also added some base molding around the bottom to update the dresser and make it look a little more substantial – again no “in progress work” of that either – man, im not doin good on pics here!! And a piece of molding was added to the middle shelf.
Well, its a good thing it painted up all pretty because the before pics make it look pretty sad!
Here you can see where the hardware holes were covered – looks pretty good huh?!
I really liked the molding around all the drawers – it gave it a traditional feel
Here you can see a close up of the trim that was added around the base
I think this dresser came a long way from what it was! It turned out pretty good if i say so myself!
Primer – because some of the pieces were laminate (the sides of the dresser) i used SW adhesion primer 1st and then a coat of SW multi purpose primer tinted dark brown
Paint – SW Gris
Glaze – Minwax stain in Ebony. I put on straight stain and then wiped it off, for another glazing technique see this post
Clear coat – SW Wood Classics in a gloss finish
Hardware – Hobby Lobby
Distressing Technique – See this post (i used the cabinet scrapers on this one)
To see more dressers turned TV consoles, see