Dresser Re-Do #2

One thing I don’t think I’ve ever paid retail for is a dresser. There are so many great, wood dressers out there with lots of life still in them, that just need a little loving.  I bought this dresser back in 2007 for B’s room. I picked it up off Craigslist for $5.

After a bit of sanding, and some stain, we ended up with this beauty…

It’s held up well over the years, and matched his toddler bed well enough, but once he got older and got a black twin sized bed, it looked out of place.
I always dread painting over stain (because I know what a headache it is to get that paint back off later, if you need it a different color) but I finally couldn’t look at his mis-matched furniture any longer. So it was time to Re-Do this dresser, again!

Last week I picked up some Black PolyShades and went to work on the dresser.

dresser2All I did was used some sandpaper I had on hand to rough up the finish a touch, and started brushing on the stain. Because it was so dark, it went on much like paint. Two Thin-ish Coats was all it took!


After leaving them out to dry for a while, the dresser was finished and ready to bring inside and replace the hardware..

dresser3Now it finally matches his storage and bed!

Now to decide which to refinish next… L’s dresser (which grossly mismatches her new bed) or the dining set (since I’m on a PolyShades kick right now)….


1 Comment on Dresser Re-Do #2

  1. Heather
    February 20, 2014 at 11:49 pm (4 years ago)

    Love it!! I’m debating doing the same for Andrew’s room when we move. His bed is black and the dresser is oak. Turned out gorgeous, now I know what to look for to paint with! 🙂


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