I have been working on a child sized dresser and let me tell you it has been kind of fun. After doing this I told my husband I think I can fix almost anything. If you had seen it at first you would have said I needed to head straight for the dump with it. And can you believe I actually paid money for it?!? This is what it looked like before and let me tell you the pictures do not show how terrible it really was. The only reason I did buy it was because it is a bit unusual. It stands only 21 1/2" high. I am thinking it will be fun to use in my craft room that I am working on.
Very dirty and nasty with spiders and yucky stuff inside. Worm holes all up and down the sides and inside the drawers. The veneer was all peeling off so it had to be removed. Add to that the top was off and there was no back. And the drawers all needed to be rebuilt. What was I thinking? Then after removing the drawer pulls I realized they were all broken so I couldn't save even one. Lucky for me I had bought some really cute pulls years ago for something else and had never used them. They will be perfect and will be the inspiration for painting the dresser.
It has a mirrored top, not sure if I will use it or not. I will see how things progress.
Here you can see the sides, really nice huh? I already had peeled off most of the veneer. I usually get carried away and don't wait to take pictures.
All sanded and put back together. Wow I was so proud of myself when I actually could see that it wasn't a lost cause.
I painted the dresser turquiose and dry brushed in white.
I puttied the pull holes on the lower drawers to accomadate the new pulls.
I taped off the smallest drawers and painted the fronts white.
These are the drawer pulls that are my inspiration. I will show you how I finish the dresser in my next post.
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