Why "The Boyfriend" dresser? Well my daughter went to Goodwill and brought home this piece...
in hopes that I would help her paint it.
Sweet girl, bless her heart. She bought it for her boyfriend's apartment for $30 and asked if I could make it look a bit rustic to match his existing furniture. Here is an inspiration picture she showed me.
source: PB Ashby Dresser
Again, bless her heart for entrusting that I can pull off the look with paint but I would feel better about putting that much work into something that will last quite a bit longer than the white laminate furniture.
She agreed to allow me to resell the white dresser and come up with plan B.
Here is plan B: Solid wood dresser for $50 that has a hideous spray paint job!
She about fell over when I showed her my picture and thought I lost my mind
or my $50 but I assured her that there was a wood grain under there just waiting to be discovered!
So I got to work right away and was actually surprised at how fast the sanding process went. That spray paint was the thinnest I have ever worked with so its removal didn't take long at all!
I applied Minwax PreStain Conditioner as directed and then stained the entire piece with Minwax Pine Stain. I let it dry overnight and then sealed it with Minwax Polyurethane.
And here it is, in all its beautiful wood grain glory!
I am quite pleased with the results. It reminds me of THIS Pottery Barn inspired DRESSER MAKEOVER, or THIS Dark Walnut Stained DRESSER that I sold long ago.
I would like to mention that this is not a sponsored post but thank Minwax Company for their generous gift of new stains, sealers and supplies! I love their products and am always excited to try their new lines. I'll be sure to share some more about them in the future!
Here is a reminder of the before and after, because everyone loves a good before and after!
What do you think?
Funny how someone painted over probably thinking it was hideous and now I have restored it back to its original state. To each is own I guess.
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