Last summer, I got an itch to do something new and creative. I got searching through our local classifieds and found this amazing dresser for only $45. It was solid wood, had great design, but I hated the color. A good friend of mine suggested stripping it, then refinishing it...and thus began my love affair with furniture refinishing!
|Before we touched it...|
This is after we stripped it down to the bare bones... such great wood!
I used Minwax Polyshades on this one, it's a stain and polyurethane clear coat in one - I think it was Bombay Mahogany. Since having done other projects, and using regular stain, I've decided that I prefer the 2-step process, rather than the 2-in-1. Still, this color only comes in the Polyshades, and it turned out beautiful; it was just not as easy to make the color even all over.
|Before we put the mirror back on...|
After a few days of working on it, this is how it turned out! I loved it!
We were going to sell it, but I couldn't bear to part with it...so we kept it for a year. Last month, we decided that it deserved a better home than one where it would be beat up by kids...We sold it within a day of listing it, for triple what we paid for it! Now I'm always on the lookout for solid furniture that could use a little TLC...stay tuned for more fun projects!